Community resistance to mining

LAB's project to research, publish a book and create an ongoing website to document the struggle against big mining companies and the governments who back them.

COVID-19 Emergency

Brazil: the Munduruku vs illegal gold mining

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Munduruku people on the Tapajós tributary of the Amazon are engaged in a struggle for survival against the long-term effects of mercury poisoning from gold mining, a new influx of illegal miners and the Covid infection they bring with them.

Mexico: informal workers and the pandemic

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Mexico has a vast army of informal workers who receive little in the way of formal state benefits. Covid lockdowns have hit them hard and only neighbourhood cooperation is helping them survive.

Bolsonaro is a double danger to the world

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By letting Covid multiply Brazil's president endangers the whole world. As do his policies which promote the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Lula has been exonerated. Will he now run in 2022?

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Seven Heavens: the live cult of Queen María Lionza

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A short video by OjosIlegales, Venezuela, shows the cult of Queen María Lionza, growing in popularity in Venezuela, which unified indigenous, black African and white European peoples in defence of nature, love, peace and harmony

Latin America at breaking point: a look back at two tumultuous...

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Tom Gatehouse, author of Voices of Latin America: Social Movements and the New Activism and the upcoming The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America, will then present ‘Latin America at breaking point: a look back at two tumultuous years’

Is sustainable mining possible?

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At the Activism against extractive industries and performance activism conference, held by Latin America is Moving Collective in February, 2021, Sue Branford answers the million-dollar question, ‘Is sustainable mining possible?’

Podcasts

Resisting and transforming intersectional gendered violence

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LAB council members and academics at King’s College are embarking on a new project to explore and celebrate grassroots campaigns and organisations that counter violence against women and girls in Latin America -- through a podcast series, website, workshop and book.

Martinique: The Poisoning of Paradise

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Slavery was abolished in Martinique in 1848. But today the islanders are victims of a toxic pesticide called chlordecone, that’s poisoned the soil and water and been linked by scientists to unusually high rates of prostate cancer.

Inspired by Jara – a three-part podcast

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This three-part podcast by the Manics' James Dean Bradfield looks at the lasting influence which Chilean musician and revolutionary singer, Victor Jara, has had on modern music.

LAB Publications

LAB interviews Bernardo Kucinski, author of ‘The Past Is An Imperfect...

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For LAB's online book launch event, Sue Branford and Tom Gatehouse, interview Bernardo Kucinski about his recent novel 'The Past Is An Imperfect Tense' and read extracts from the book, published by Practical Action Publishing.

The Past is an Imperfect Tense

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A well-to-do white couple living in São Paulo, Brazil, adopt a black baby. The Past is an Imperfect Tense tells the story of this father-son relationship, which begins with great love and affection but ends up in ruin and rejection.

Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism

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This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries) which testify to an extremely sensitive and uncertain moment in the history of Latin America. 

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