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‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

On Wednesday 27th June, Spanish campaigners attended the AGM of London-listed mining company Atalaya Mining to raise concerns about the company’s operations across Spain. Atalaya, which is listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), is the owner of the Riotinto copper mine in Huelva, Andalusia [not connected to Rio Tinto...

Infographic: Tailings Dumping in Water Systems

Infographic: Tailings Dumping in Water Systems

This visual fact sheet from Earthworks shows how, in some parts of the world, mining companies directly dump this mine waste into rivers, lakes and oceans. In fact, mining companies are dumping more than 180 million tonnes of hazardous mine waste each year into the world’s waterways, threatening vital bodies of water with...

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

A new study by Earthworks has demonstrated that since 1960 ‘serious’ and ‘very serious’ failures at Tailings Storage Facilities have increased, despite industry claims to the contrary. This means that the impacts of tailings dam failures are becoming increasingly more grievous. In a keynote address at a 2011 tailings conference,...

Alyansa Tigil Mina: Mining in the Philippines

Alyansa Tigil Mina: Mining in the Philippines

  • Written on: 10 December 2014
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Alyansa Tigil Mina is a coalition of organisations and groups who are campaigning against the promotion of irresponsible and destructive mining in the Philippines. As a peoples movement it  consists of groups and individuals, NGOs, faith-based networks and academic organisations. Alyansa Tigil Mina works at various sites of struggle across the...

Agriculture: Our Hope For the Future. An Interview with Mariana Gomez

Agriculture: Our Hope For the Future. An Interview with Mariana Gomez

We speak to the anthropologist Mariana Gomez about how citizens of her hometown of Doima, Colombia, are resisting Anglo Gold Ashanti’s plans to build a giant tailings dam in the country’s agricultural heartland. Tell us about Doima, what is it like there? Doima is a small farming town in the centre...