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.

Occupy protest against London mining companies
Protests over mining are growing, as at this demonstration
outside the London Stock Exchange in 2012

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 12 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. Sign on here.

Latest Headlines

Fall out from Duke Energy's coal-ash spill continues (24/04/2014)

Mining receives unusual attention in Indonesia (23/04/2014)

Beyond “Conflict Minerals”: The Congo’s Resource Curse Lives On (22/04/2014)

Philippines: Congressional investigation of poor mining practice (21/04/2014)

Guinea strips BSGR and Vale of mining permits (21/04/2014)

Rio Tinto and Glencore named as among world's biggest water users (20/04/2014)

China set to elevate environment over development in new law (20/04/2014)

Australia: Mining lobby fights environmental boycotts (19/04/2014)

Rio Tinto gets well and truly rogered by Kiwis (18/04/2014)

Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal (17/04/2014)

Rio Tinto face a broad front of protestors (17/04/2014)

Burma's mining is far from conflict-free - on the contrary (17/04/2014)

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