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 –...
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...
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...