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Movimento pela Soberania Popular na Mineração
Resisting worker exploitation in Brazilian mines
Movimento pela Soberania Popular na Mineração (MAM) or ‘The Movement for Popular Sovereignty in Mining’ is a social movement formed by urban and rural, Indigenous and Quilombola communities affected by extractive mining in Brazil. MAM has two main objectives:
- to organize the populations affected by the mining project; and
- to build societal awareness of the mineral export model of Brazil’s mining industry in order to advocate for the sovereignty of Brazilian people over the country’s resources.
They have been successful in limiting the expansion of bauxite and phosphate mining in the region of Serra do Brigadeiro and Ceará, respectively