Frankglenstrata: the birth of a mining monster?
On Tuesday 20 November, mining and trading transnational corporation Glencore succeeded in its takeover bid for Xstrata, another massive mining company. But, why should we care?
See http://www.newint.org/blog/2012/11/20/xstrata-glencore-takeover/.
London Mining Network reaction to merger proposal of Glencore and Xstrata
London Mining Network Press release, 19 November 2012
http://londonminingnetwork.org/2012/11/london-mining-network-reaction-to-merger-proposal-of-glencore-and-xstrata/
Peaceful demonstrators accuse Xstrata of polluting the environment
Between 10 am and 11 am on Tuesday 20th November, some 30 masked activists gathered outside the Theater-Casino in the Zug, Switzerland, where the Xstrata mining company was holding its AGM. The demonstrators were protesting about the company’s alleged infringement of human rights and pollution to the environment in Peru and Colombia as a result of its activities there. The peaceful demonstrators, some of whom had flown in specially from South America, belonged to the German-based Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV), the MultiWatch organisation and the Swiss-Colombia working group, both of which are based in Bern. See http://www.zug4you.ch/peaceful_demonstrators_accuse_xstrata_of_polluting_the_environment.html.
Glencore-Xstrata merger approved
IndustriALL Global Union joined a group of protesting activists in Zug, Switzerland as Xstrata Shareholders approved its takeover by Glencore.
See http://www.industriall-union.org/glencore-xstrata-merger-approved.
Xstrata plc New Court Meeting and Further Xstrata General Meeting
Webcast at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/873q5fxc