On a bridge along Eastern Freeway, one of Melbourne’s important freeways, Australian and Filipino environmental activists dropped banners condemning open-cut mining saying ‘Open cut mining scars the Earth, No to Roxby Expansion’ and ‘Philippines: Yes to Food, No to Mining’.
The newly formed Mining Action Philippines – Australia (MAP-Oz) composed of various Filipino and Australian groups and organisations, with aims of monitoring, assessing, evaluating and exposing various environmental and human and indigenous peoples rights issues of Australian mining companies in the Philippines, joined Friends of the Earth – Melbourne (FoE) in the Global Day of Action Against Open-pit Mining which is being simultaneously done around the world by members of Friends of the Earth International especially in Mexico, the Philippines and Canada.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=9379.