Polluted water, website, and worker deaths

Polluted water, website, and worker deaths

Dear friends, We have redesigned our website! It now provides much more introductory material, so people who are not familiar with the mining industry or our work can learn more about the background as well as being able to find our latest news (now available at the...
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...
Fear and loathing in La Guajira

Fear and loathing in La Guajira

Forced eviction of the community of Tabaco to make way for the Cerrejon coal mine, 9 August 2001 Report by Richard Solly of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network It is sad to see fear on the faces of people you love because of the...