Coal dust and disturbed dreams

Coal dust and disturbed dreams

The Cerrejon coal mine By Richard Solly, member of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network In August I participated in a delegation to the province of La Guajira in Colombia,  organised by US-based Witness for Peace. We visited...
The Vedanta AGM 2018: a complete farce

The Vedanta AGM 2018: a complete farce

But who will have the last laugh? By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network See also Foil Vedanta’s AGM report, coverage by Reuters and the Ecologist, an analysis of Vedanta’s reasons for delisting, and the archive of news articles and comment...
Fear and loathing in La Guajira

Fear and loathing in La Guajira

Forced eviction of the community of Tabaco to make way for the Cerrejon coal mine, 9 August 2001 Report by Richard Solly of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network It is sad to see fear on the faces of people you love because of the...
Open letter to Cerrejon Coal

Open letter to Cerrejon Coal

On 24 July, an open letter was sent by email to Lina Echeverri of Carbones del Cerrejon (Cerrejon Coal), the mining company operating the vast Cerrejon opencast coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia. It is owned by London-listed multinationals Anglo American, BHP and...
Protests against Antofagasta at Pelambres in Chile

Protests against Antofagasta at Pelambres in Chile

In response to a serious contamination incident at Minera Los Pelambres (Antofagasta) on July 16th, over 100 inhabitants of Cuncumén, a small community in the municipality of Salamanca in North-Central Chile, protested by blocking the entrance to the mining operation....
Antofagasta AGM 2018: Half-answers to very few questions

Antofagasta AGM 2018: Half-answers to very few questions

Report on the Antofagasta AGM, London, Wednesday 23 May 2018 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network Chairman’s address Chairman Jean-Paul Luksic said that it was a pleasure to be here in London with their shareholders. I can’t say I felt the...