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...
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...
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 –...
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...
What’s in the water?

What’s in the water?

BHP, the London-listed mining giant, released its half-year profit earnings this morning, on 19th February. Their net profit for June-December 2018 increased to $3.8 billion, up 90 percent from the last half of 2017. But it comes at a cost: clean water for...
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...