Not the whole truth: the Rio Tinto AGM, 10 April 2019

Not the whole truth: the Rio Tinto AGM, 10 April 2019

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Andrew Hickman, Andy Whitmore, Christina Montorio, Paul Robson, Richard Harkinson, Roger Featherstone, Roger Moody and Yvonne Orengo A recording of the entire AGM is available here –...
Polluted water, website, and worker deaths

Polluted water, website, and worker deaths

Dear friends, We have redesigned our website! It now provides much more introductory material, so people who are not familiar with the mining industry or our work can learn more about the background as well as being able to find our latest news (now available at the...
Advocacy

Advocacy

The most important part of our work is the solidarity and advocacy that we offer to communities badly affected by London-linked mining companies. These communities are the main actors in their struggle for justice, but they welcome the support of friends around the...
Breaking free from BHP

Breaking free from BHP

Dear friends, We’ve got a bumper mailout for you this time, with masses of news of our recent involvement in a solidarity visit to communities affected by the Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia and London activities in commemoration of the Marikana Massacre in South...
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...
The dog ate my homework: another year at Rio Tinto

The dog ate my homework: another year at Rio Tinto

Report on the Rio Tinto plc AGM, London, 11 April 2018 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network A recording of the whole AGM is available at https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/q6qsz3ho (registration is necessary). An analysis of the company’s...

Bougainville: Moratorium re-confirmed on Panguna mine

The long-lasting, intense, debate over a re-opening of the ill-fated Panguna copper-gold mine (formerly owned by Rio Tinto) in Bougainville, seems to have reached an interim resolution. (See: Bougainville announces moratorium on Panguna mine ). PNG Industry News has now confirmed that: "The doors to Bougainville Copper Mines (BCL) and RTG Mining - both anxious to redevelop the mine which has been closed since 1989 - have now been firmly shut by President John Momis".