GCM Resources at Phulbari: perseverance or perversity?

GCM Resources at Phulbari: perseverance or perversity?

Photo: Phulbari Solidarity Group Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Thursday 15 December 2016 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...
GCM Resources AGM protest, London, Thursday 15 December

GCM Resources AGM protest, London, Thursday 15 December

Thursday 15 December, Action at GCM AGM 10:30–13:00, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ This year marked the tenth anniversary of Phulbari outburst, where three people were shot dead and two hundred injured in a demonstration of 80,000 people in 2006 for opposing plans...
Coal and conflict in the UK

Coal and conflict in the UK

by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network I recently watched two very moving documentaries about the last miners in Britain’s last deep coal mine, Kellingley, which closed a year ago. Their bravery, camaraderie, solidarity and dedication were...
GCM withering and wilting

GCM withering and wilting

Photo by Peter Marshall Report of the AGM of GCM Resources plc, Friday 18 December 2015, by Sam Brown, shareholder’s proxy representative Few people bothered to come to the 2015 AGM of GCM Resources plc, which is still technically an AIM-listed mining company...
Phulbari Day, 26 August 2015

Phulbari Day, 26 August 2015

Every year, the killings of protesters against opencast coal mining at Phulbari in Bangladesh are commemorated. Plans to construct a huge opencast mine are being pursued by London-listed GCM Resources. This year, a meeting was held in London to pay homage to the...
A delightful divestment day in London!

A delightful divestment day in London!

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network. Photo from Huck News Yesterday’s Global Divestment Day activities in London were delightful! Hundreds of us gathered outside London’s City Hall to call on Mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London...
Demo raged in London at British coal company GCM

Demo raged in London at British coal company GCM

While several of us were inside the GCM Resources AGM last week raising concerns about the company’s planned Phulbari coal project in Bangladesh, many of our Bangladeshi friends and allies were outside in the cold making demonstrating. Here’s some of the...
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...