Join us in London for a week (25- 30th November) of events and creative actions led by Earth Defenders from around the planet. Together we’ll contest the annual Mines and Money Conference, and the UK’s role in neo-colonial mining destruction at home and overseas.
This November 27-30th, nearly 2,000 mining company representatives, investors and financiers will meet at London’s Mines and Money Conference.
Deals struck here – with the help of so-called ‘thought leaders’ like Nigel Farage – will fuel projects around the globe that threaten vulnerable ecosystems and the rights of communities, while locking us into a path towards climate chaos.
As the extractive and finance sectors unite in London, so will those who oppose them- thoughtful leaders resisting mining on the frontlines and showing the way to a life-sustaining future beyond extractivism.
In a week of creative action and resistance, The Gaia Foundation, London Mining Network and War on Want will host Earth Defenders from South Africa, Uganda, the Philippines and Colombia who are successfully resisting the operations of UK-linked mining companies.
These representatives will share their stories of resistance, success and alternatives with the British public, following the money to draw out the links between British cash, over-consumption and global mining destruction. They will also link up with UK-based activists to strengthen international solidarity in defence of life globally.
We invite you to join us as we collectively contest, reimagine and reclaim a just future freed from the controlling interests of mines and money.
Details of the week’s events below…
Frontline Voices: Alternatives to Mining from the Global South
Saturday 25th November. Resource for London. 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA
Frontline community representatives will share their stories, struggles and successes in this all-day convergence with creative workshops. A space to learn about mining issues for the first time and for activists to cross-pollinate experiences, ideas and strategies.
Protesting Mines and Money: Lunch with Nigel Farage
Tuesday 28th November Outside the Business Design Centre. 52 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0QH
Lunchtime demo outside the Mines & Money Conference to coincide with a keynote address by Nigel Farage and Brexit financier Arron Banks. We’ll challenge far-right, xenophobic narratives and policies that will increase Britain’s complicity in ecological destruction, forced migration and human rights abuses.
This will be followed by a ‘Toxic Tour‘ through the heart of London’s finance and mining district, more details to be confirmed.
Mourning Mines and Money: Gala Demonstration
Thursday 30th November. Outside the Grand Sheraton Hotel. Park Lane, W1J 7BX
An evening demonstration coinciding with the Mines & Money Awards Gala Dinner. As investors and company reps celebrate their deals, we will mourn them whilst affirming our commitment to defend land, water and life.
Put these dates in your diaries and we hope to see you there!
If your organisation, or you as an individual, wants to help with these events, or to put on others, please get in touch via [email protected]