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In Solidarity - New film connects communities resisting mining around the world 10th December - Today we release In Solidarity, a short film sharing the story of communities separated by geography but united in their resistance against mining. The film depicts the simple act of a letter exchange from Colombia to the UK; from a community resisting gold mining to a community united against fracking. Solidarity has the power to turn a voice into a movement. Read more...
International Tribunal Defends the Rights of Nature from Mining 9th December - The International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature, initiated by the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature, calls for mining to stop in the Cordillera del Condor, Peru and urges the State to investigate and punish those responsible for the death of activist José Tendentza. Other States and corporations are also sentenced for violating the Rights of Nature and humans. Read more...
Mining for Smartphone Minerals is Eating up Farmland 3rd December - "Doima, a small farming town, lies in the heart of Colombia’s agricultural land. Fed by sediment-rich water running from the Andes, this is the region where farmers grow rice, maize, plantain and beans for the whole country. 100kms away, a proposed gold mine threatens to change this fertile landscape forever". Gaia's UnderMining Agriculture report in The Guardian. Read more...
Immediate Action: Ostola Forest Under Threat from Clear Cuts in North Karelia, Finland 2nd December: Today we urge for immediate action as the Ostala Forest in North Karelia, Finland, comes under threat from clear cuts by the Metsähallitus State Enterprise. The Ostola forest is internationally known for both its biodiversity - home to large boreal mammals the European Brown Bear, Wolverine, Lynx, Boreal Wolf and many bird species - as well as holding great cultural significance. Read more...

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