By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network
Pope Francis recently published an ‘encyclical letter’ on ecology and climate change. Now he has commented more specifically on mining and its impact on communities.
The Bench Marks Foundation in South Africa has published comments on various aspects of the Farlam Commission report on the Marikana Massacre.
The Farlam Inquiry’s recently released report into the Auust 2012 massacre of mine workers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa continues to attract strong criticism. The Marikana Support Campaign says that the inquiry …
By Hal Rhoades of LMN member group Gaia Foundation
Yesterday members of UK civil society held an action in central London to challenge the Mining On Top Africa: London Summit.
Two of us managed …
Yesterday’s (24/6/15) planning hearing for Miller Argent’s proposal to mine 6 million tonnes from the Nant Llesg site, in Caerphilly, South Wales, gave the best possible result. A great outcome …
By Henry Longbottom
Henry Longbottom SJ is a member of a Roman Catholic religious order known as the Jesuits (to which Pope Francis belongs) and is currently studying for the priesthood. He is actively involved …
Demonstration at the Mining on Top Africa Summit in London, 25 June at 18:00
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ
Nearly three years after the massacre of mineworkers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, people are still waiting to read the report of an inquiry into the outrage. President Zuma appears to be …
by Diana Salazar, Emma Banks and Doris Salazar
By Coal Action Network
On Wednesday (3/6/15) it was announced that UK Coal’s application to mine 520,561 tonnes of coal from a site called Bradley was approved. The site is currently agricultural land in Leadgate, …
In the shadow of Didcot power …