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Meet the frontline activists facing down the global mining industry

Tatiana Garavito, Sebastian Ordoñez and Hannibal Rhoades

Leaders from the frontlines of mining struggles in the Philippines, Colombia and Uganda travelled to the UK this November to expose the true costs of the UK’s extensive ties to the global mining industry and oppose the Mines and Money Conference in London- a global hub of mining finance and power.

Advertising itself as an event where ‘deals get done’, the express aim of Mines and Money, which brings together thousands of mining companies and investors in the UK capital, is to match-make big money with big mines. ‘Thought-leaders’ like Brexit financier Arron Banks and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, gave keynote speeches at this year’s conference, advising companies on how to exploit Brexit and Trump’s rise to continue extracting wealth, especially from the global south.