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Legal action against Cerrejón Coal’s environmental licence

Press release from CAJAR lawyers' collective (Colectivo de Abogados Jose Alvear Restrepo), Bogota, Friday 22 February 2019. (Unofficial translation; original in Spanish.) Cerrejón Coal is owned by London-listed companies Anglo American, BHP and Glencore. Legal action...

What’s in the water?

BHP, the London-listed mining giant, released its half-year profit earnings this morning, on 19th February. Their net profit for June-December 2018 increased to $3.8 billion, up 90 percent from the last half of 2017. But it comes at a cost: clean water for...

London Mining Network comment on mining waste disaster in Brazil

The catastrophic spill from Brazilian company Vale’s Brumadinho mining waste dam in Minas Gerais state is the second massive waste dam collapse in Brazil in recent years. The last one was at Mariana, in the same state, in November 2015, at the Samarco iron ore mine...

Families occupy Cerrejon mine in Colombia to demand their rights

On Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 50 people from the community of Roche staged a non-violent occupation of part of the vast Cerrejon coal mine – owned by London-listed multinationals Anglo American, BHP and Glencore – to demand respect for their rights as people of...

The sound and the fury: yet another GCM AGM

Report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network I suspect that GCM Resources management thought that if they held their AGM this year on 28 December, deep in the heart of the Christmas-New Year break, protesters would stay away and they could have a quiet...

Protest against GCM Resources at its AGM on 28 December

Our friends at Phulbari Solidarity Group and Committee to Protect Resources of Bangladesh, UK branch, are planning a protest at the AGM of GCM Resources, which continues lobbying to be allowed to construct a huge opencast coal mine at Phulbari in northwestern...

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