British-based organisations People against Rio Tinto and Subsidiaries (Partizans), Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPlinks) and the Society of St. Columban together set up minesandcommunities.org. The organisations are committed to protecting mining-affected communities and labour affected by mining activities.
The most recent updates on activities by Energy Resources of Australia, Bougainville Copper Limited, Alcan and other mining monsters from all over the world are covered in detail. The website is managed from England and edited by an international group of organisations. Their mineral-wise list is a handy resource. Today, mining is the fifth largest industry in the economical order and collected strength and information could serve as an ideal tool while protecting people from its repercussions.