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...

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...

Rio Tinto's La Granja study to take 1-2 years – Peru

A study of development options underway at Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto’s La Granja copper project in Peru is likely to take another 12-24 months to complete, according to Andrew Harding, Rio Tinto’s chief executive, copper. The study aims to consider...

Protest the Pebble Mine

Sign the Petition telling mining giant Anglo American that you oppose its disastrous Pebble Mine scheme in Alaska. Rio Tinto also has a minority stake in the project. See...

BHP Billiton takes mercy on Eskom

Is Eskom facing another financial disaster over its multi-billion-rand-losing derivatives? In its financial year to 31 March 2009, Eskom, the South African state-owned power monopoly, scored losses of 11.9bn South African Rand on its derivatives book, and warned that...