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.

Mark! Lopez, United States; Prafulla Samantara, India; Rodrigo Tot, Guatemala; Rodrigue Katembo, Democratic Republic of Congo; Wendy Bowman, Australia; and Uroš Macerl, Slovenia. All six 2017 Goldman winners this year have battled against mining-related ventures. Credit: Goldman Foundation


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

South Africa: mining betrays communities (21/01/2019)

Cluj Clobbers Canadian Carpet-baggers (21/01/2019)

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources (20/01/2019)

With its $3.85b mine takeover, Indonesia inherits a $13b pollution problem (18/01/2019)

Meghala government collusion with mine owners: SC report (16/01/2019)

Indigenous groups are the world’s endangered environmental guardians (15/01/2019)

Sterlite inaugurates schemes worth Rs 100 crores as promised to NGT (12/01/2019)

Meghalaya coal disaster: when men are treated like "rats" (12/01/2019)

Barrick Gold's invidious merger with Randgold (11/01/2019)

Investigating DR Congo's Illegal Gold Trade (10/01/2019)

Attempting to justify the Meghalaya mine disaster (09/01/2019)

Rio Tinto advances its "mine of the future" (07/01/2019)

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