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.

Jachal residents marching 155 Km to San Juan capital,
in Northern Argentina, to demand the closure and remediation
of the Veladero gold mine, and a prohibition on megamining
in the province. Credit: Jachal No Se Toca Assembly


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

USA: A Wisconsin Tribe's Hallowed Sites at Risk (26/09/2016)

Argentina: Jachal residents march to demand closure and remediation of the Veladero gold mine (25/09/2016)

Tanzania: Killings at North Mara Gold Mine (24/09/2016)

Colombia: Segovia and Remedios shut down amid dispute with Canadian miner (23/09/2016)

DRC: Pollution of the Luilu river by Sicomines damages communities in Kolwezi (23/09/2016)

Protests in Malaysia as Lynas plant gets three more years (22/09/2016)

Zimasco pollution scandal in Zimbabwe (22/09/2016)

Turkish province bans protests against new gold mine (21/09/2016)

USA: Legal Challenge for Resolution Copper Mine Waste Site (20/09/2016)

Peru: Máxima Acuña Attacked Again by Minera Yanacocha Guards (19/09/2016)

Glencore court ruling in Zambia may trigger new pollution claims (18/09/2016)

USA: Massive sinkhole at Mosaic waste pile leaks radioactive water into Floridan aquifer (17/09/2016)

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