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October 2009

The Majaz Case: High Court Freezes Monterrico Assets

On Friday 16th October the High Court upheld the injunction to freeze the assets of British mining company Monterrico Metals. The claimants, including two women, allege they were detained for three days, when they were handcuffed, hooded, beaten and humiliated at the mine site. They claim that they have long-term …

The Guardian 12 /10/09

In “Women Fight South American Mines” Kathryn Hopkins reports on our European Tour and the visit of “a group of South American women arrived in Britain this week to highlight the plight of indigenous people around the world fighting international mining companies.”

Laguna Negra

Laguna Negra (“Black Lagoon”) is a video by Michael Watts that explores the core values of a subsistence farming community in Huancabamba (Peru), the way the fabric of this society has been threatened by large scale mining and the destructive outcome of imposing a capital intensive model of development on …