Marikana massacre: 6th anniversary events

Marikana massacre: 6th anniversary events

This August will be the sixth anniversary of South Africa’s Marikana massacre. On 16th August 2012, 34 striking miners were killed by South African police at London-listed mining company Lonmin’s platinum mine. To show solidarity and to mark the day,...
Campaigners tell Atalaya 'no social license for mine'

Campaigners tell Atalaya 'no social license for mine'

“Our opposition to the Touro Mine is about defending a way of life, defending long-term a different kind of industry for the region”, says Luis Gallardo. Luis is from Galicia, an autonomous province in the northwest of Spain. He travelled to London to attend Atalaya...
VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

In March 2018, Community leader Thumeka Magwangqana, lawyer Andries Nkome and Reverend Johannes Seoka travelled to London to attend mining company Lonmin’s Annual general meeting, that was held on 15 March. In the AGM, they asked uncomfortable questions to the...
Statue unveiled to protest opencast coal

Statue unveiled to protest opencast coal

On 10 April, Secretary of State for Communities, Sajid Javid and his colleagues were greeted with a life-size statue depicting the Secretary of State ‘turning a blind eye’ to the imminent expansion of opencast coal mining in the UK. The statue’s creators, Art Rise Up,...
VIDEO: Resisting Mines and Money

VIDEO: Resisting Mines and Money

In November 2017, nearly 2,000 mining company representatives, investors and financiers met at London’s Mines and Money Conference. Deals struck here – with the help of the likes of Nigel Farage and Arron Banks – are fuelling projects around the planet that...