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...
Community visits

Community visits

“We thank you infinitely for your valuable work, dedication, accompaniment and care that we received from each one of you. We wove bonds of infinite affection that we hope will continue to grow despite the distances…. Everything went very well thanks to...
What we do

What we do

Monitoring abuses of rights in mining-affected communities, and seeking redress We support campaigns and petitions by member groups and others, write and support open letters, address our concerns with parliamentarians, and attend company AGMs asking question on...
Vedanta, and the Thoothukudi massacre

Vedanta, and the Thoothukudi massacre

Dear friends, Just after we sent out the last newsletter, a terrible massacre occurred at Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) in India. Police shot down unarmed protesters against a copper smelter owned by Sterlite, a subsidiary of notorious London-listed company Vedanta. There...
Renewable energy, and class actions

Renewable energy, and class actions

Dear friends, Lawyers have been busy recently. BHP is facing a class action suit by shareholders over the Samarco tailings dam disaster in 2015. Zenú Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Cordoba, Colombia, have won a legal case against London-listed BHP...