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The Heart of Our Earth

The Heart of Our Earth – Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America

Across Latin America, mining has expanded massively in recent decades. But communities aren't taking this lying down. LAB plans a new book and website, entitled The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America.
Today LAB is launching a Crowdfunding appeal for £10,000 to enable us to continue our major new project The Heart of Our Earth - Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America.
Today, LAB is proud to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a brand new and very important LAB project: The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. But why mining? And why now?
he crowdfunding campaign for The Heart of Our Earth, our project dedicated to community resistance to mining in Latin America, came to an end on 23 December. The Crowdfunding campaign raised just under £9,000, while two separate large donations to the project added a futher £7,250 yielding a magnificent total of approximately £16,250.
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