Members of indigenous Wayuu communities recently blocked the railway carrying coal from the Cerrejon mine (a joint venture of BHP Billiton, Glencore and Anglo American) to the export port on the coast. The protest was …
Author Archive | Richard
On 16 August, 2012, South African police shot and killed 34 striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine. Lonmin is a British company – successor to Lonrho, which …
There was extensive media coverage of this year’s Lonmin AGM. Check out the following:
Monday, January 23rd 2017
The undersigning organizations condemn the assassination of Aldemar Parra García and express our deepest condolences to his family.
On January 7, Aldemar was assassinated by two unidentified gunmen on a …
On Wednesday 8 February, join Coal Action Network, Friends of the Earth and London Mining Network for a creative demonstration to demand an end to coal in the UK now!
12 noon – demonstration
Our friends at RAID (Rights and Accountability in Development) recently published a report called ‘Bribery in its purest form’: Och-Ziff, asset laundering and the London connection.
A recent article in the Guardian pointed out …
London Mining Network and member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign deplore the assassination last weeken of community leader Aldemar Parra Garcia in Cesar, Colombia. Aldemar was a critic of coal mining operations in the area. Among …
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 …
By Emma Banks, University of Tennessee, currently resident in La Guajira
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 …
Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest mining company, first suspended , then fired, Alan Davies, head of its energy and mineral division, after discovering payments made to a consultant working on its Simandou iron …