Landslide Victory for Environmental Defenders in Colombia

Landslide Victory for Environmental Defenders in Colombia

PRESS RELEASE: Colombia Solidarity Campaign 28 March 2017 Citizens of Cajamarca vote 98% against La Colosa AngloGold Ashanti open cast gold mining project The ​Consulta Popular (a popular consultation or referendum) held in Cajamarca, Colombia, on 26 March 2017...
Workers with silicosis win legal victory in South Africa

Workers with silicosis win legal victory in South Africa

In South Africa, the struggle for justice for former gold miners suffering from silicosis has taken a step forward with a landmark judgement on 13 May, which has paved the way for a class-action lawsuit to proceed against 30 gold mining companies named as respondents....
The real world is thus: the 2016 Anglo American AGM

The real world is thus: the 2016 Anglo American AGM

The eviction at Roche, La Guajira, Colombia, by the Colombian riot police squadron, ESMAD, 24 February 2016 AGM report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator of London Mining Network and member of Colombia Solidarity Campaign This year’s Anglo American AGM was held...
Anglo American: death and diversions

Anglo American: death and diversions

Report on the Anglo American AGM, Thursday 23 April 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network Company pressed on climate issues but puts its faith in technological fixes rather than pulling out of coal South African mine workers’ union NUM calls...
AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia: threats and protests

AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia: threats and protests

Just over a year ago, LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign published a report on AngloGold Ashanti’s efforts to open a huge new open pit gold mine at La Colosa in the Colombian province of Tolima. Local people are still worried about the project’s...
AngloGold Ashanti and other miners ordered to hand back land to natives in Colombia

AngloGold Ashanti and other miners ordered to hand back land to natives in Colombia

A Colombian legal tribunal ordered 11 gold mining companies this week to stop operations in the northwest of the country and return the land to Embera Katio tribe, which used to live in the area. The ruling rescinds any titles and concessions to the area held by companies, include London-listed AngloGold Ashanti, and local firms Exploraciones Choco Colombia, Gongora and El Molino.
Cerrejon Coal: "the best mine in Colombia"

Cerrejon Coal: "the best mine in Colombia"

Villagers from Tabaco stand in the ruins of their house after the 9 August 2001 eviction By Richard Solly, Colombia Solidarity Campaign member and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network Today, 9 August 2014, is the 13th anniversary of the brutal eviction of the small...