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ILO Recommends Guatemalan State Suspend Mining Operations

The International Labour Organisation's Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has called on the Guatemalan Government to suspend mining operations on Maya Indigenous land in Guatemala. This will affect Goldcorp, a Canadian company...

Audit Committee quizzes Treasury body on banks' lending practices

British  MPs have criticised the organisation responsible for managing government stakes in banks for financing climate change. The lending practices of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) conflict with wider government objectives on climate change, the House of Commons...

Rio Tinto sacks four executives convicted in China

Mining giant Rio Tinto says it's determined not to let the jailing of four employees - including Australia's Stern Hu - affect its relationship with China. The company says accepting bribes and obtaining commercial secrets is deplorable behaviour, and it has...

Labour Struggle Against Rio Tinto in Boron

Union Workers in California Town Locked Out by Mining Giant Rio Tinto After Stalled Contract Talks The California mining town of Boron is the site of the second-largest borax mine in the world. A labour struggle is unfolding between some 600 workers represented by the...

Rio Tinto associate up against the wall in Colombia

Court rules company failed to consult local people A highly controversial new mining project in Colombia has been halted by court order, because the operating company failed to consult with local communities. Over the past year Muriel Mining's Mande Norte operations...

Black and White Unite against Dirty South African coal

African organisations condemn World Bank funding for Eskom Many NGOs have expressed alarm at the prospect of World Bank financing for a major new coal-fired power station in South Africa. Last week the Bank urged its most powerful member, the US, not to reject the...

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