LMN responds to charges laid against BHP Billiton, Vale, Samarco executives

LMN responds to charges laid against BHP Billiton, Vale, Samarco executives

In light of last week’s announcement on the day of the BHP Billiton AGM, that the Brazilian prosecutor’s office had laid charges against 26 executives of Samarco, including staff from BHP Billiton and Vale, London Mining Network offers the following...
Demands of BHP Billiton from Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia

Demands of BHP Billiton from Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia

Visitors from three of the thirteen countries BHP Billiton operates in have come to London in search of accountability for the the company’s operations in their respective homes. These range from the fall-outs of the much-publicised Samarco dam disaster in Brazil, to...
JPMorgan goes deeper into Eritrea's mines

JPMorgan goes deeper into Eritrea's mines

The US banking giant JPMorgan Chase has recently announced that it has taken a 9.12% holding in the Australian mining company Danakali. On its company website Danakali describes its main focus as the Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea which it owns jointly with the...
Review of Cerro Rico – The Silver Mountain

Review of Cerro Rico – The Silver Mountain

At the foot of the mountain called Cerro de Potosí (commonly called the Cerro Rico or rich mountain) is the Bolivian city of Potosí itself. The mountain has been mined for silver since the Spanish conquest in the 16th Century, Cerro Rico contained the world’s...
Pledge for the Planet: The case of minerals

Pledge for the Planet: The case of minerals

Today is Earth Overshoot Day (#earthovershootday). I am suspecting you may not have known that, as it seems fairly unreported outside of a small group of activists and campaign groups (which admittedly if you are reading this, you may be a part of, so may actually be...
A tale of two worlds – Vedanta AGM 2016

A tale of two worlds – Vedanta AGM 2016

The following is a personal reflection on Vedanta’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) by Andy Whitmore Like strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or stories of seagulls stealing chips in Brighton, it seems that protests focussed on Vedanta’s AGM in London...