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...
VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

In March 2018, Community leader Thumeka Magwangqana, lawyer Andries Nkome and Reverend Johannes Seoka travelled to London to attend mining company Lonmin’s Annual general meeting, that was held on 15 March. In the AGM, they asked uncomfortable questions to the...
Mimika's Coastal Dystopia – report

Mimika's Coastal Dystopia – report

Indonesian organisation AEER, coordinated by LMN partner Pius Ginting, has just launched this report into mining waste (tailings) at Grasberg mine, a controversial mine in occupied West Papua, co-owned by British-Australian Rio Tinto and US company Freeport-MacMoRan....
When an April shower turns into a perfect storm

When an April shower turns into a perfect storm

Dear friends, We’ve been busy again! Last month, we helped host a delegation from South Africa for the AGM of Lonmin plc, the company associated with the Marikana massacre in August 2012. Thumeka Magwangqana from Marikana women’s organisation Sikhala...
Statue unveiled to protest opencast coal

Statue unveiled to protest opencast coal

On 10 April, Secretary of State for Communities, Sajid Javid and his colleagues were greeted with a life-size statue depicting the Secretary of State ‘turning a blind eye’ to the imminent expansion of opencast coal mining in the UK. The statue’s creators, Art Rise Up,...