Tabaco has grown tired of waiting

Tabaco has grown tired of waiting

On 17 October, while we in London were at the AGM of the world’s largest mining multinational, BHP, our friends from the small farming community of Tabaco in La Guajira, Colombia, undertook an occupation of the land that they were promised in 2008 as the site...
Critics of Cerrejon Coal receive renewed death threats

Critics of Cerrejon Coal receive renewed death threats

We have received news of renewed death threats against our friends in The Wayuu Women’s Force – Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu-Sütsüin Jiyeyuu Wayuu (FMW-SJW). FMW-SJW are among the more prominent critics of Cerrejon Coal (owned by London-listed multinationals...
Coal dust and disturbed dreams

Coal dust and disturbed dreams

The Cerrejon coal mine By Richard Solly, member of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network In August I participated in a delegation to the province of La Guajira in Colombia,  organised by US-based Witness for Peace. We visited...
Breaking free from BHP

Breaking free from BHP

Dear friends, We’ve got a bumper mailout for you this time, with masses of news of our recent involvement in a solidarity visit to communities affected by the Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia and London activities in commemoration of the Marikana Massacre in South...
Letter of solidarity from Chile to Marikana

Letter of solidarity from Chile to Marikana

On 16 August, around 60 people participated in Marikana Solidarity Collective’s (Marikana Miners Solidarity Campaign, Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum, Decolonising Environmentalism and London Mining Network) vigil of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana...