Tabaco: 20 years since eviction and still no justice

Tabaco: 20 years since eviction and still no justice

Residents of Tabac standing in the ruins of their houses, October 2001 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network On 9 August 2001, the residents of the village of Tabaco in La Guajira, Colombia, were violently evicted from their land and their village was...
Can we imagine the change we really want?

Can we imagine the change we really want?

Fr Stan Swamy SJ RIP 8 July 2021 Dear friends, We have just launched the English version of a book and video primarily for children, Droplet and Wagtail’s Tailings Tale, about the effects of mining waste on ecosystems. This is our translation of excellent work...
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...