Welcome Mines and Communities
Mines and Communities is now an archive site
Mines and Communities is now an archive site, after the sad death of its chief editor, Roger Moody in 2022. Mines and Communities was active from 2001 to 2022 in publishing articles on the detriment of mining. Those articles are still available here although no new articles will be added.
This website is a data base of around 14,000 articles covering 1856 mining companies with operations in 171 countries concerning 82 minerals and metals, published by a unique network of indigenous and solidarity NGOs, representing many thousands of people directly affected by the mining industry.
MAC was launched in 2001, and its priorities were 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.
For more recent information and activism...
Please contact these organisations
For more up to date information on mining, see the websites of the following organisations:
London Mining Network https://londonminingnetwork.org/
Cordillera Peoples Alliance https://www.cpaphils.org/
The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Centre https://www.lrcksk.org/
Mineral Policy Institute http://www.mpi.org.au/
Mines, Minerals and PEOPLE https://www.mmpindia.in/
MiningWatch Canada https://miningwatch.ca/
Network Movement for Justice and Development https://www.nmjd.org/
TWN Africa https://twnafrica.org/
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.