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Rio Tinto opponent arrested for "trespassing" on public land

A resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, was arrested for “trespassing” on public land in the Escanaba River State Forest, in northern Marquette County.  Cynthia Pryor planned on visiting Eagle Rock, site of Kennecott Minerals’ proposed “Eagle” mine, to...

Report on the London AGM of Rio Tinto, 15 April 2010

Introduction This was Jan du Plessis’ first AGM as Chairman, and he gave plenty of time for questions on the annual report. There were numerous questions on the convictions of Rio Tinto officials in China for bribery (see Rio accused of abandoning Stern Hu,...

US Borax workers bring struggle to Rio Tinto AGM in London

Rio Tinto in a race to the bottom Some 70 protestors from the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium demonstrated with locked-out members of the U.S. International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in London at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Rio Tinto. The global mining...

BOUGAINVILLE: Mekamui Message: No More Mining, No More Bloodshed.

See http://vimeo.com/10794473. Clive Porabou took a strong message to London. When he attended the Rio Tinto Annual General Meeting on 15 April, he told them 'no more mining' on Mekamui (Bougainville Island). Bougainville Copper Limited's Panguna mine closed in 1989...

Women's group opposes reopening of Bougainville mine

Women representing an indigenous landowner's group on the Papua New Guinean island of Bougainville say they're opposed to reopening the mine that was at the centre of a bloody civil war. Local anger towards the Panguna copper mine was at the heart of the civil war...

Rio Tinto's Borax workers speak out

Video news programme featuring Terri Judd, a locked out Boron miner, and Craig Merrilees, ILWU Communications Director. They appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the lockout. The Boron mine is owned by Rio Tinto. See...

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