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...
GCM withering and wilting

GCM withering and wilting

Photo by Peter Marshall Report of the AGM of GCM Resources plc, Friday 18 December 2015, by Sam Brown, shareholder’s proxy representative Few people bothered to come to the 2015 AGM of GCM Resources plc, which is still technically an AIM-listed mining company...
Phulbari Day, 26 August 2015

Phulbari Day, 26 August 2015

Every year, the killings of protesters against opencast coal mining at Phulbari in Bangladesh are commemorated. Plans to construct a huge opencast mine are being pursued by London-listed GCM Resources. This year, a meeting was held in London to pay homage to the...
A delightful divestment day in London!

A delightful divestment day in London!

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network. Photo from Huck News Yesterday’s Global Divestment Day activities in London were delightful! Hundreds of us gathered outside London’s City Hall to call on Mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London...
Demo raged in London at British coal company GCM

Demo raged in London at British coal company GCM

While several of us were inside the GCM Resources AGM last week raising concerns about the company’s planned Phulbari coal project in Bangladesh, many of our Bangladeshi friends and allies were outside in the cold making demonstrating. Here’s some of the...
When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

Photo: Diamond Studios Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Tuesday 9 December 2014 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network (GCM Resources has only one active project, the Phulbari coal project: this is a plan for an opencast...
News from Phulbari

News from Phulbari

The week before the London AGM of GCM Resources was a tense week in Phulbari, where the company’s Bangladesh subsidiary Asia Energy wants to construct a huge opencast coal mine against local opposition. Fulbari tense over Asia Energy chief of operation’s...
Dirty Coal Tour

Dirty Coal Tour

The world’s biggest mining company, BHP Billiton,held its AGM in London on Thursday 23 October. London Mining Network (LMN) worked with LMN member groups Coal Action Network, Coal Action Scotland, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Down to Earth, War on Want and WDM,...
Bangladesh: Phulbari Day 2014 observed in Phulbari

Bangladesh: Phulbari Day 2014 observed in Phulbari

Statement from the Bangladesh National Committee On 26th August 2014, the 8th anniversary of the Phulbari Mass uprising has been observed countrywide with the following slogan: ‘There is no place for the betrayers on the streets of Phulbari drenched with the blood of...