Cerrejon Coal: the Marcha de Mantas Rojas

Cerrejon Coal: the Marcha de Mantas Rojas

Last week, LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign organised a vigil outside the Colombian Embassy in London in support of our friends in La Guajira, Colombia, who are struggling to stop Cerrejon Coal (owned by London-listed multinationals Anglo American, BHP...
Colombia: a choice between mining and food?

Colombia: a choice between mining and food?

The Cerrejón coal mine By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator Last month, I represented LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign on a delegation organised by US organisation Witness for Peace to La Guajira in northern Colombia. We went to visit...
Support the 'red mantas' march to save La Guajira's children

Support the 'red mantas' march to save La Guajira's children

Guest blog by Emma Banks, Vanderbilt University The children of La Guajira, Colombia are dying of malnutrition. On August 9, civil society groups will come together in the “Marcha de Mantas Rojas” – a follow-up to the Mantas Negras protest and the May 1...
It's all kicking off at Cerrejon Coal

It's all kicking off at Cerrejon Coal

Houses in the community of New Roche, June 2014 (photo: Richard Solly) By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Julia Lagoutte We have just received news that many families from three of the communities displaced by Cerrejon Coal...