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Lancashire lad
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Lancashire lad

I remember growing up in Radcliffe, in Lancashire. A small industrial town, with hundreds of chimneys belching smoke over the valley. None remain now. Steve Latham The cotton industry has collapsed. Our temporary historical blip, of imperial protection, has been replaced by global capitalism, and the terminal decline of British […]

Colombian mining, a fruitless business
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Colombian mining, a fruitless business

In 2009, Colombia lost more than half of its possible income from raw materials to large European transnational companies due to an unsustainable mining policy that also affects indigenous towns and the environment. .   Benjamin Serra . The mining industry and the extraction of resources, like hydrocarbons, have been […]