Mining waste threatens people and planet, says UN

Mining waste threatens people and planet, says UN

A new UNEP report summary “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident” finds mining waste dams threaten people and the environment. An international coalition of non-governmental organizations – London Mining Network, Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada and Amnesty...
Antofagasta: are you really pleased to see us?

Antofagasta: are you really pleased to see us?

Report on the Antofagasta plc AGM, London, 24 May 2017 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network 1. This year, London Mining Network hosted a visit by Lucio Cuenca, Director of Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales, (OLCA, the Latin...
Some thoughts on LMN's tenth anniversary

Some thoughts on LMN's tenth anniversary

In April, London Mining Network celebrated our tenth anniversary, celebrating at SOAS University of London, where we launched in April 2007. We received many messages of support, for all of which we are very grateful. Here are a few of them. From Glen Mpufane,...
Saving civilization: the 2017 Rio Tinto AGM

Saving civilization: the 2017 Rio Tinto AGM

Rio Tinto subsidiary QMM’s ilmenite mine in Madagascar Report on the Rio Tinto AGM, London, Wednesday 12 April 2017 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network with assistance from Albert Beale, Andrew Hickman, Andy Whitmore, Mamy Rakotondrainibe,...
Latest news about Cerrejon Coal in Colombia

Latest news about Cerrejon Coal in Colombia

Members of indigenous Wayuu communities recently blocked the railway carrying coal from the Cerrejon mine (a joint venture of BHP Billiton, Glencore and Anglo American) to the export port on the coast. The protest was violently attacked by police. The protest came in...