More AGMs, and uranium mining

More AGMs, and uranium mining

Dear friends, I hope to see many of you at our annual gathering on the evening of Wednesday 26 June. Do come and hear from our guests Siti Maimunah and Volker Boege about the legacy of UK mining company Rio Tinto in Bougainville and Indonesia, and learn more about our...
Trustees

Trustees

We currently have seven trustees. Trustees hold quartely meetings and work closely with LMN workers and the network. There will be some trustee changes on 26 June. Andrew Hickman is a specialist on Indonesia. He worked as a researcher for Amnesty International before...
Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days

Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days

Dear friends, It has been six weeks since our last full news mailing, and there has been so much news we cannot fit it all in a mailing! I hope you’ll find the news below interesting, but remember also that you can find our full news output by following us on...
Come to LMN’s annual gathering

Come to LMN’s annual gathering

Our annual gathering is a chance to find out about mining-affected communities, our current projects, and the work of our network groups. You are very welcome if: you’ve never heard of us before; you know of our work but haven’t been able to come to an...
Not the whole truth: the Rio Tinto AGM, 10 April 2019

Not the whole truth: the Rio Tinto AGM, 10 April 2019

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Andrew Hickman, Andy Whitmore, Christina Montorio, Paul Robson, Richard Harkinson, Roger Featherstone, Roger Moody and Yvonne Orengo A recording of the entire AGM is available here –...
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...
Rio Tinto’s mining waste: a disaster waiting to happen?

Rio Tinto’s mining waste: a disaster waiting to happen?

The evening before Rio Tinto’s annual shareholder meeting, join us for an event where we’ll be hearing about its damaging proposed and current mining projects in Madagascar, West Papua and the US, on 9th April, at Amnesty International’s office,...
Polluted water, website, and worker deaths

Polluted water, website, and worker deaths

Dear friends, We have redesigned our website! It now provides much more introductory material, so people who are not familiar with the mining industry or our work can learn more about the background as well as being able to find our latest news (now available at the...
Latest bulletin

Latest bulletin

JANUARY 2019 Dear friends, Last Friday 25 January, there was a catastrophic tailings dam burst at Brumadinho in Brazil, at an iron ore mine run by Brazilian multinational Vale. Although the environmental damage done seems to be much less than when the Fundao tailings...