MAC: Mines and Communities

Welcome to Mines and Communities (MAC)

... website, published by a unique network of indigenous and solidarity NGOs, representing many thousands of people directly affected by the mining industry.

Vedanta Resources, one of whose mines is shown here, has yet again been indicted by Norway's Council on Ethics. Read the full report, and other Norwegian indictments of global mining companies.
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MAC was launched in 2001, and its priorities are governed by an editorial board, under our foundation statement, the London Declaration.

We provide communities, NGOs, activists, the media - and the general public - with information about many aspects of global mining and its impacts.

New articles are added regularly - please refer to latest headlines on the right of this page. Click on the thematic buttons (above & on the left) to browse through over 13 years-worth of news articles, analyses and opinion pieces. Or use the search engine.

If you feel able to support us, or for any other comments, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

More information on the people and organisations behind the site can be found here.

Who's funding what in mining?

Need to know which banks and institutions are funding which mining companies - and where? From Money to Metals is an indispensable database and analysis, recently updated and available on-line.

And as to who funds us, donations are vital to our work. Please help if you can. If you can't, your feedback will be much appreciated. 

The London Declaration - 2008

The London Declaration is the founding document of Mines and Communities and encapsulates key demands being made by many communities affected by mining around the world.

Latest Headlines

What Norway's Ethics Council told Vedanta (10/03/2017)

Norwegian Government Pension Fund updates banned companies list (10/03/2017)

Map Commemorates Womenís Resistance to Mining in Latin America (08/03/2017)

Canada: First Nation environmental review panel nixes proposed Ajax mine (05/03/2017)

Sand mining: a global environmental crisis (03/03/2017)

Samarco update: Samba school tackles mining disaster in Rio Carnival (01/03/2017)

El Salvador: OceanaGold Must Pay and Pack Up (25/02/2017)

Is global copper supply threatened? (24/02/2017)

Ecuadorís Extractive Policies and the Silencing of Dissent (22/02/2017)

Guatemala: Communities demand cancellation of Las Lajitas licence (12/02/2017)

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