More AGMs, and uranium mining

More AGMs, and uranium mining

Dear friends, I hope to see many of you at our annual gathering on the evening of Wednesday 26 June. Do come and hear from our guests Siti Maimunah and Volker Boege about the legacy of UK mining company Rio Tinto in Bougainville and Indonesia, and learn more about our...
Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days

Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days

Dear friends, It has been six weeks since our last full news mailing, and there has been so much news we cannot fit it all in a mailing! I hope you’ll find the news below interesting, but remember also that you can find our full news output by following us on...
Come to LMN’s annual gathering

Come to LMN’s annual gathering

Our annual gathering is a chance to find out about mining-affected communities, our current projects, and the work of our network groups. You are very welcome if: you’ve never heard of us before; you know of our work but haven’t been able to come to an...
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...