Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the cycle of the world which doesn’t allow you to perceive how it is that this cycle works, and so they say. It is the ever constant, conscious, or unconscious decision to purposely avoid the information around you which if tapped into, would allow you to perhaps root for more prominent change in the world.But for those at the other side of that cycle which we so frequently choose to ignore, it is not about prominent change in the world. It is about dignity, it is about respect, its about resistance.
Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American and BHP Billiton. These three mining behemoths, are particularly successful at facilitating the suffering of those people in the world for whom oppression and thus, resistance is an every day truth - in this particular march, we remembered the people who live around the biggest open cast coal mine in the world called Cerrejón in La Guajira, Colombia.
But we will continue to show solidarity to our brothers and sisters around the world. Organisations such as the London Mining Network, World Development Movement, Colombian Solidarity Campaign and War on Want amongst others, facilitate a steady feed of support to our friends in the oppressed world. There will be many more marches, resistance will not stop until the guts of these behemoths are ripped open and the cycle is brought to an abrupt end.
For personal story of those affected see:http://www.wdm.org.uk/climate-change/eviction-tabaco-13-years-struggle