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History on repeat: Aberfan and Mariana
report on the stark similarities between two mining-related tragedies.
Britain’s great coal scandal
The UK’s largest opencast coal mine has ‘illegally’ extracted 300,000 tonnes of coal after being ordered to close.
of Coal Action Network reports on this shocking state of affairs.
‘Stop the poison’
Peruvian women call on Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore, investors and UK and EU parliamentarians to take action on toxic drinking water. Vanessa Baird reports.
‘If they kill me, they kill me’
Indigenous human-rights defender
about mining in Peru and why she needs to enter national politics.
In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, dams are ticking time bombs
Human rights defender,
, reflects on the human cost of Bolsonaro's open door policy for mining corporations.
The cost of mining in Latin America
Global justice campaigners
Sebastian Ordoñez Muñoz
explain why mining is a threat to our climate change goals.
Gina Lopez fights Philippine mining
The fiery Filipino environmentalist talks to
The people, the mine and the World Bank
A mining firm is suing Romania over an environmentalist decision. By
Making waves: Prafulla Samantara
Indian land rights activist
Africa: a continent of wealth, a continent of poverty
How can a region with such vast resources remain so poor? asks
Who’s the ugliest of them all? Glencore Xstrata is a hot contender for worst corporation award
on why she thinks the mega-miner should win Public Eye’s competition.
‘The mountain that eats men alive’
Cerro Rico is famed for the harsh conditions faced by its miners. But, as James Dryburgh discovers, it is not only men who are ‘rock-breakers’ in Bolivia’s Potosí region. Women too, some as old as 81, work in the shadow of the sacred mountain.
Life at the margins
Bob Chaundy visits Ghana’s gold-mining region, where a new project is giving child labourers hope of a better future.
Papua New Guinea