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Peru: residents block roads in protest against Anglo American

In Moquegua (southern Peru), hundreds of citizens including campesinas and campesinos protesting against the Quellaveco copper mining project, run by the British Anglo American company, blocked the most important roads in the region, which has caused dozens of...

Tabaco, Colombia: still no justice after 18 years

On 9 August 2001 the Afro-Descendant community of Tabaco was forcibly displaced from their ancestral land to give way to the biggest open cast coal mine in Latin America: Cerrejon. The mine is currently owned by Anglo American, BHP and Glencore, three multinational...

VIDEOS: ‘Extracting coal is extracting life’

These interviews with Sarah Agustio from Indonesian mining advocacy network JATAM and Indonesian PhD student Siti Maimunah were filmed during 'Extracting Us', a photography exhibition held in ONCA gallery, Brighton, UK, from 11-21 July 2019. Indonesia exports 80...

Solidarity vigil marking Marikana 7th anniversary

MARIKANA: AMANDLAA! AWETHU! What? Solidarity vigil on 7th anniversary of Marikana Massacre. Please bring your voices and yellow flowers. We will be reading out the names of those who died and will observe a minute's silence to remember them. Where? South Africa House,...

Cerrejón Coal: another forced eviction coming up

The Arroyo Bruno near El Rocío The indigenous community of El Rocío, located along the Arroyo Bruno (Bruno Stream) between Albania and Maicao in La Guajira, Colombia, was threatened with forcible displacement by police on 23 and 24 July, and has since been verbally...

Saving the river: the struggle for Colombia’s Arroyo Bruno

Senator Jorge Robledo at the hearing in Riohacha On Monday 9 July, representatives of LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Swiss NGO Aktionsgruppe Schweiz Kolumbien, US-based North Shore Colombia Solidarity and other international observers attended an event...

Open letter to mining companies at Cerrejon, Colombia

The following open letter was sent on Monday 8 July 2019 to Cerrejon Coal and its multinational corporate owners Coal mining in Colombia: Diversion of the Arroyo Bruno and fulfilment of Constitutional Court Sentence SU-698 of 2017 We are writing to express our deep...

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