Anglo American will hold its 2022 AGM on 19 April. This British multinational’s motto is “Re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives,” but for many people living around Anglo American mines, the opposite is true. From making water scarcity worse to damaging ecosystems and infringing on Indigenous people’s rights, Anglo American has a skill for making lives worse.
This year, we’re focusing on the damage Anglo has done (and continues to do) in Latin America. Below, you can watch a series of short testimonials from community members standing up to this mining giant to defend themselves and the natural environment as well as finding actions you can take in solidarity! Whether you have 2 minutes or several hours, you can help to show your support and send a message to Anglo American.
Here are 3 quick actions that take 2 minutes – show your solidarity with the click of a button!
- Send a message to Anglo American – Solidarity with Latin American Communities!
Join our mass email campaign! Just fill in your details to let Anglo American know that the world is watching.
- Support Indigenous people in Colombia, Fight Climate Change! No to the Puente Pit!
Sign this petition against the exploitation of the Puente pit at Cerrejon Coal Mine in Colombia. If the UK government is serious about tackling climate change, it should say no to new coal!
Follow and retweet the hashtag on twitter!
Join the Protest!
Join our protest on 19 April in solidarity with Colombian communities fighting against further expansion of Anglo American’s open-cast mine.
Date and time
Tue, 19 April 2022, 13:30 – 14:30
Queen Elizabeth II Centre
London SW1P 3EE
UK mining giant Anglo American has been threatening a corporate court case against Colombia over the expansion of the Cerrejón open-cast coal mine. Cerrejón is the largest coal mine in Latin America and much of its coal is exported to Europe. It has been controversial for decades and has had a devastating impact on communities around the mine.
Five years ago the communities succeeded in getting the Constitutional Court in Colombia to block further expansion of the fossil fuel mine which would require the diversion of a river sacred to Indigenous communities. But Anglo American and the other mine owners have been refusing to comply and last year they started fighting back with a corporate court case. Just last week we heard that the bullying pressure of the case may be having an effect, as the government is now saying the expansion may be able to go ahead.
The communities aren’t giving up their struggle. We’re joining with Global Justice Now and War on Want to help raise their voices and bring their story to Anglo American’s AGM in the heart of London.
Learn More from Communities
On 23 April, we will be hosting an online event on the impacts of Anglo American mining on communities and natural environments in Latin America.
What impact does British based mining company Anglo American have on the communities and natural environments around the mines that make it rich? We will be joined by speakers from Colombia, Chile, Brazil and Peru to discuss what has happened in Latin America and how people have responded.
- Samuel Arregoces (Colombia)
- Jorge Ramirez (Chile)
- Carlos Mitraud (Brazil)
- Bladimir Martínez (Perú)
- Facilitated by Javiera Martinez (London Mining Network)
Simultaneous translation will be available in English, Portugese and Spanish.