Glencore's Casino Trial: A Tragi-comic affair

Glencore's Casino Trial: A Tragi-comic affair

By Andy Whitmore, London Mining Network Glencore held its Annual General Meeting in the Theater-Casino in the sleepy Swiss lake-side town of Zug on 2 May. I have been to many major mining company AGMs over the years in London, but this was my first foray to a Swiss...

Peru: Glencore-Xstrata human rights case heard in London

On 8 July 2016, there was to be a hearing in the London High Court in a case brought by 22 indigenous Peruvians who allege human rights violations perpetrated by the Peruvian Police for which they allege Xstrata Ltd (London) and its Peruvian subsidiary, Xstrata Tintaya S.A should be held liable.
Anglo American: death and diversions

Anglo American: death and diversions

Report on the Anglo American AGM, Thursday 23 April 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network Company pressed on climate issues but puts its faith in technological fixes rather than pulling out of coal South African mine workers’ union NUM calls...
Glencore Xstrata and corporate power in Peru

Glencore Xstrata and corporate power in Peru

A new wave of ruthless conquistadors has arrived in Peru, write Aldo Orellana Lopez and Philippa de Boissière - global corporations after minerals, oil, gas, timber, land ... And instead of brandishing the Bible and the sword, they proclaim high sounding policies on environment and human rights, while co-opting police and politicians in their pillage of resources.
LMN, BHP and UCL: the correspondence

LMN, BHP and UCL: the correspondence

Dirty Coal Tour speakers being prevented from reaching the UCL Provost’s office to hand in letters of concern about the relationship between the college and mining company BHP Billiton. Photo: Jo Syz. By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network During...
Coal miners against coal?

Coal miners against coal?

The Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia By Ewa Jasiewicz This blog first appeared on Union Solidarity International at https://usilive.org/coal-miners-against-coal/. Freddy Lozano leads a union of coal miners who are against coal mining. Let me break that down for you....