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.

Over 21 years, a group of Buddhists built a monastery on the summit of Mount Kachkanar, in Russia. But the Sobstvenno-Kachkanarskoe ore deposit lays beneath the wind-whipped mountaintop. The mining project belongs to Evraz, the multinational mining company co-owned by Roman Abramovich. Public authorities are scheduled to raze the monastery on March 1, 2017. Credit: Amos Chapple

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.

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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.

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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

USA: DuPont must pay for mercury contamination in Virginia rivers (22/01/2017)

Freeport reaches settlement on uranium mines cleanup (21/01/2017)

India: Petition against illegal mining (19/01/2017)

Russia: The Buddhists vs Evraz (17/01/2017)

How poor countries develop rich countries (not the reverse) (15/01/2017)

Zambia and Vedanta battles in court (14/01/2017)

SQM's Chilean Rot (13/01/2017)

Nigeria: Okobo, where coal mining is killing the people (10/01/2017)

Global Day of Protest Against India-Bangladesh Rampal Plant (08/01/2017)

India: Villages unite to oppose mining in Maharashtra (06/01/2017)

Will Canada finally face up to one of its largest environmental liabilities? (04/01/2017)

Philippines: New policies but will they be implemented? (31/12/2016)

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