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Weaving resistance

DocuPerú, with the support of the Programme for Democracy and Global Transformation has produced a video on the criminalisation of the struggle for water in Celendin (Cajamarca, Peru) against the background of the opposition of the inhabitants to mining projects which pollute the liquid so crucial to the farmers in …

Water in the Anthropocene

Water shortages predicted

Unless water is protected, experts warn that a billion people throughout the world will experience severe shortages ‘within two generations’.  Two recent articles explore the consequences of climate change, pollution, over-extraction and mining on the vital liquid:   Water in the Anthropocene from WelcomeAnthropocene on Vimeo.

Mount Isa, Australia

Children and Lead Pollution

Results of a study  carried out by Professor Mark Taylor which  tested soil, dust and air near the Mount Isa mine  (Queensland, Australia ) between 2005 and 2008 found mining emissions are a cause of lead poisoning in Mount Isa children.


Forums in Caracas and Mérida

[slideshow id=4] As part of its on-going support to organisations in Venezuela, LAMMP attended one of two forums arranged by the organisation Homo et Natura from Zulia state in western Venezuela. The two forums were titled “Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y la Lucha por sus Territorios” (Collective Rights of …


Barrick Gold and gang rape

Years after being sexually assaulted by Barrick Gold security staff, victims of gang-rape are finally being offered counselling and micro-loans by the world’s largest gold company. The events occurred at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea, operated by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV). PJV is 95% owned by the …