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Debate rages over future of La Guajira’s Bruno river

Cerrejon opencast coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia, is the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Cerrejon is owned by Carbones del Cerrejón - made up of three London-listed companies: Anglo American, BHP and Glencore. Over 30 indigenous Wayuu...

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

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?

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, 17-25 New Inn Yard,...

Lonmin: still one of the unacceptable faces of British capitalism

Full report of the Lonmin AGM 25 March 2019 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Andy Higginbottom, Daniel Selwyn, Maren Grimm, Markus Dufner, Nima Mudey and Tilman Massa. A loud and colourful demonstration took place outside the...

Press release: Demonstration outside Lonmin AGM

London-listed platinum miner awaits takeover as Marikana community repeat demands for justice nearly seven years after mineworker massacre. Lonmin AGM protest: March 25, 10-11am, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5 An international alliance of community, solidarity...

Protest Lonmin’s AGM: Justice for Marikana

We collected the women and when we met near the mountain, we were too late. We heard the bullets, and then the ambulances. Thirty-four mine workers were shot dead.” Thumeka Magwangqana, Marikana community leader On August 16 2012, over 100 workers on strike for a...

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...

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