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Cerrejon Coal and the Colombian courts are threatening to evict indigenous and afro-descendent villagers at Roche, in the northern province of La Guajira, on Thursday 29 August. They want to expand their massive opencast mine. From the London Mining Network: Cerrejon Coal is owned by three mega mining multinationals listed on the London Stock Exchange […]

Julio Cesar Gomez, President of FECODEMIGUA, the Federation of Communities Displaced by Mining in La Guajira, recently visited Scotland to exchange stories of resisting coal extraction, and to rally support for his communities efforts to stop the expansion of the world’s largest open cast coal mine, El Cerrejón, in Colombia. Longannet Coal Fired Power Station, […]

Sunday 16th October // 5-7pm // Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (17 West Montgomery Place) Julio Cesar Gomez, President of FECODEMIGUA, the Federation of Communities Displaced by Mining in La Guajira is visiting the UK to talk about ongoing resistance to one of the largest open cast coal mines in the world – and one that […]

The Outdoor Skillshare 2011 brought over 100 people to rural South Lanarkshire to share skills, ideas and experiences with each other about all aspects of life and activism. For four days the Talamh housing co-operative became a hive of mini projects, massive marquees, geodomes and inclusive participatory skillsharing.   privacy


An STUC press statement issued on July 5th outlines their support for plans to build a new coal-fired power station at Hunterson, angering local residents and community-based campaign CONCH. This brings the list of supporters of this power station to two – multi-billion pound Peel (owners of Ayrshire Power) and the STUC. Hunterson coal-fired power […]

CONCH: Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston PRESS RELEASE – for immediate use In June Ayrshire Power are expected to officially submit their planning application to build a new coal power station. They will be seeking clearance from the Scottish Government to build a coal station which would import and then burn at least […]

Scotland imports 75% of the coal burned in its coal-fired power stations, mostly from Colombia, Russia and South Africa. At Hunterston, the UK’s largest coal port on Scotland’s West Coast, huge 200 mega tonne tankers transport coal from Colombia’s open cast mines to the Clydeport facility. If Ayrshire Power and Peel get their way, soon […]

Four coal miners were killed and two injured on Saturday 14th February in an accident at a mine in central Colombia, one of the country’s worst such incidents in months, an official said. She said an explosion of gases was the likely cause of the accident at the small mine in the province of Boyaca. […]


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