Many of the activists from La Oroya have a child or other family member whose health has been affected by lead poisoning. Most are women. And while they don’t have the money or influence of a major corporation, they do have the ability to reach others and mobilize them to join the cause.
Trying to close a gold mine in western Guatemala is proving to be a hard and dangerous struggle.
How information and training can transform people to become active agents of change.
This week’s decision in Ecuador against Chevron my not be the end of the road, but it is a significant milestone along the way.