The Threepenny Festival Association, Virtual Migrants, Rainbow Collective, Voices That Shake!, with the London Mining Network and War On Want created an artist led intervention in the protest outside the BHP-Billiton Annual General Meeting in London on October 19th. A map representing villages displaced by the Cerrejón open cast mine was created and rolled out in front of the entrance to the conference hall, leaving shareholders with the choice of confronting or dodging their complicity. The film was made alongside this process, documenting the struggle of the WaYúu people, and calling for action.
Members of the Threepenny Festival and Virtual Migrants have to got together to perform songs, poetry and music for this event on October 19th at UCL in London – there will also be a special surprise! Come and show solidarity for communities affected by mining at this event, featuring speakers from indigenous communities in Colombia and Brazil. For more information click here.