Barrick in trouble over Pascua Lama project

Huascoaltinos claim over Pascua Lama deemed admissible by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has acknowleged that the Chilean state may have committed violations of rights, enshrined in the American...

The Sun supports the Dongria Kondh, attacks Vedanta

Tribe’s fight to save their Pandora British tabloid The Sun has joined those comparing the story of James Cameron’s film Avatar to that of the Dongria Kondh people resisting London-based Vedanta Resources in the Niyamgiri Hills in the Indian state of...

London Mining plc condemned in Sierra Leone

NB There is no connection between London Mining plc and London Mining Network! National Advocacy Coalition on the Extractives (NACE), Sierra Leone MEDIA RELEASE Freetown, 4 March 2010 Dangerous draft mining contract about to be enacted, NACE warns A mining agreement...

Australian coal miners call 3-day strike against Xstrata

It may have been announced as only a three-day strike at a relatively small colliery. However, discontent by Australian workers with UK-Swiss mining giant, Xstrata, has been boiling throughout the past year. Earlier this month, workers at the company’s Tahmoor...

Ministry Blasts ‘Illegal’ Freeport Mining

The increasingly frustrated Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has issued a second warning to mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia for not obtaining a permit to mine in protected forest areas. London-listed Rio Tinto helped to finance expansion of Freeport’s massive...

Anglo American financial news

Anglo American beats earnings forecasts but stops short of reinstating dividends The group posted a 51% drop in annual earnings per share on the back of weaker metal prices and said the resumption of dividend payments remained a key priority. See...