The Challenges of Chancleta, a Community with Its Own Identity

The Challenges of Chancleta, a Community with Its Own Identity

Chancleta is an Afro-descendant community in La Guajira, Colombia. Cerrejón forcibly resettled Chancleta, and its neighboring community, Patilla in 2013. Before the mine became an unwelcome neighbor, the communities enjoyed access to ample land for farming, raising...
Remembrance, resistance and legal proceedings

Remembrance, resistance and legal proceedings

Dear friends, Monday 25 January was the second anniversary of the catastrophic tailings dam collapse at Vale’s iron ore mine at Brumadinho in Brazil. Vale is a Brazilian mining company with significant UK investment. We worked with our friends in Brazil to mark...
Deadly dams, and victory over Dewley Hill mine

Deadly dams, and victory over Dewley Hill mine

Dear friends, We at London Mining Network send you good wishes for Christmas and the New Year. May 2021 be considerably better than 2020! The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Co-Convenors of the Global Tailings...
Hidden in plain sight: BHP’s 2020 AGMs

Hidden in plain sight: BHP’s 2020 AGMs

Former residents of the Tabaco community, La Guajira, Colombia, stand in the ruins of their house after their 9 August 2001 eviction to make way for expansion of the Cerrejon coal mine, now 33% owned by BHP by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network London...