Stories of resistance: Mining-impacted communities bear witness
Date(s) - 15/04/2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Across the globe, communities are creatively confronting the devastating impacts of London-based mining companies. On April 15, representatives from Asia, Africa and the Americas will share inspiring stories of resistance – from communities fighting for their very survival, to mine workers asserting their basic rights to just pay and conditions.
Come and hear their tales, be inspired and learn what we in London can do to stand in solidarity with these struggles from around the world.
Demonstrations will be taking place on Thursday and Friday later in the week outside the Annual General Meetings of controversial mining companies Anglo American and Rio Tinto.
Venue: Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre auditorium, 17 – 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10151) – nearest tube stations Old Street and Liverpool Street.
Including speakers from Colombia, Mongolia, South Africa and North America.
Organized by London Mining Network, http://londonminingnetwork.org/, tel: 07903 851695. Supported by ACTSA, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Down to Earth, Partizans, War on Want, World Development Movement