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...
Vedanta AGM report – Deja vu all over again …

Vedanta AGM report – Deja vu all over again …

Photo: Foil Vedanta 14th August 2017 For reporting on the demonstration outside the Vedanta AGM, highlights of the AGM itself, and protests around the world, see Vedanta’s 2017 AGM again disrupted by protests (on the Foil Vedanta website). For a full account of...
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...
Vedanta: literature, protests and court cases in London

Vedanta: literature, protests and court cases in London

At the end of May, a High Court judge in London allowed 1,826 Zambian villagers to take legal action against mining giant Vedanta Resources Plc through the UK Courts. The villagers allege serious pollution by the company’s subsidiary Koncola Copper Mines (KCM)...
The World Bank's Inga 3 Project Goes From Bad to Worse

The World Bank's Inga 3 Project Goes From Bad to Worse

BHP Billiton has been involved with the Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the hope of obtaining electricity for an aluminium smelter. For background to Peter Bosshard’s blog below, see Africa’s Energy Future – Down a Dark Tunnel, NGOs...