When an April shower turns into a perfect storm

When an April shower turns into a perfect storm

Dear friends, We’ve been busy again! Last month, we helped host a delegation from South Africa for the AGM of Lonmin plc, the company associated with the Marikana massacre in August 2012. Thumeka Magwangqana from Marikana women’s organisation Sikhala...
Resistance is fertile

Resistance is fertile

Dear friends, This week, Rio Tinto, Anglo American and African Minerals are all in trouble with the law in one way or another. But that isn’t stopping Rio Tinto expanding in Mongolia, where it is under fire for alleged tax avoidance, or Anglo American from...
Vedanta AGM report – Deja vu all over again …

Vedanta AGM report – Deja vu all over again …

Photo: Foil Vedanta 14th August 2017 For reporting on the demonstration outside the Vedanta AGM, highlights of the AGM itself, and protests around the world, see Vedanta’s 2017 AGM again disrupted by protests (on the Foil Vedanta website). For a full account of...
Vedanta's 2016 AGM: evidence, evasion and arguments

Vedanta's 2016 AGM: evidence, evasion and arguments

workers at the Vedanta-controlled Bodai-Daldali bauxite mine in Chhattisgarh, India By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator, with assistance from Richard Harkinson and Rumana Hashem Warning: there follows a pretty exhaustive account of the 2016 Vedanta...
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...
London Calling pours scorn on Anil Agarwal's "Pauline Conversion"

London Calling pours scorn on Anil Agarwal's "Pauline Conversion"

Anil Agarwal, progenitor, top dog, and main profiteer of Vedanta Resources plc has announced he will "give back what we earn for the greater good of the society". But, how he "earned" that wealth has been exposed on the Mines and Communities website since before the company listed on the London Stock Exchange in December 2003, and at every turn since. It's a catalogue of deception, violation of numerous laws, betrayal of thousands of Indigenous Peoples and workers, and theft of resources, that stands unrivalled in the recent history of India.
London Calling pours scorn on Anil Agarwal’s “Pauline Conversion”

London Calling pours scorn on Anil Agarwal’s “Pauline Conversion”

Anil Agarwal, progenitor, top dog, and main profiteer of Vedanta Resources plc has announced he will "give back what we earn for the greater good of the society". But, how he "earned" that wealth has been exposed on the Mines and Communities website since before the company listed on the London Stock Exchange in December 2003, and at every turn since. It's a catalogue of deception, violation of numerous laws, betrayal of thousands of Indigenous Peoples and workers, and theft of resources, that stands unrivalled in the recent history of India.