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15 September 2015 – 9:45am


Graciela Romero Vasquez, International Programmes Director, War on Want

Mining routinely disrupts and destroys people’s lives and livelihoods – it forces people from their land and devastates the natural environment on which they depend. And more often than not, the expansion of mining and resource extraction by large corporations brings with it violence and intimidation.

Militarised conflict is one of the chief causes of poverty. When fuelled by greed for resources, it is civilians and local communities who suffer, and big business that profits.

For human rights defenders across the world, the fight for justice is frequently met with brutal repression and all too often the tragic and needless loss of life…

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