Blood, mud, corruption and criminality

Blood, mud, corruption and criminality

Dear friends, The cataclysmically destructive nature of the mining industry becomes ever more evident. A recent UN report has shown that extractive industries are together responsible for half the world’s carbon emissions and 80% of biodiversity loss. We are not...
Breaking free from BHP

Breaking free from BHP

Dear friends, We’ve got a bumper mailout for you this time, with masses of news of our recent involvement in a solidarity visit to communities affected by the Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia and London activities in commemoration of the Marikana Massacre in South...
Renewable energy, and class actions

Renewable energy, and class actions

Dear friends, Lawyers have been busy recently. BHP is facing a class action suit by shareholders over the Samarco tailings dam disaster in 2015. Zenú Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Cordoba, Colombia, have won a legal case against London-listed BHP...
When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

Photo: Diamond Studios Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Tuesday 9 December 2014 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network (GCM Resources has only one active project, the Phulbari coal project: this is a plan for an opencast...
Brazilian civil society organisations condemn Porto Sul

Brazilian civil society organisations condemn Porto Sul

BAMIN/ENRC’s “takeover” design plan for Porto Sul Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone: Chapter Five Porto Sul is a proposed new terminal on the Brazilian coast of Bahia and the preferred destination for iron ore coming from the Caetite mine. It...
The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

Boats waiting to load iron ore at Port Hedland, Australia. Source: The Ocean Foundation Ports in a Storm How does Brazil’s plan for the Porto Sul iron ore export port compare with similar projects around the world? The following case studies draw on recent...