Islamic Climate Change Declaration Released

Islamic Climate Change Declaration Released

Photo: Islamic Relief In June we reported on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, social justice and climate change, which  also mentioned the damage done by mining. Now a major Islamic declaration on climate change has been released, calling for...
Is coal mining in Britain heading for extinction?

Is coal mining in Britain heading for extinction?

Deep coal mines were the bedrock of Britain’s industrial revolution and the struggle to save them, and the jobs and communities that relied on them, helped define the politics of the 1970s and 80s. But it looks as though Britain’s last two deep coal mines...
Solidarity and Supply Chains: LMN helps Reclaim the Power

Solidarity and Supply Chains: LMN helps Reclaim the Power

By Hal Rhoades On the 29th of May I was delighted to represent London Mining Network and network member The Gaia Foundation at this year’s Reclaim the Power gathering. In the shadow of Didcot power station and the tilting silhouettes of red kites, LMN shared a...
More news on divestment

More news on divestment

Our friends in global mine workers’ union IndustriALL have published some thoughts on the need for workers to be involved in the transition to a low carbon economy, to make sure that it takes into account workers’ needs for decent jobs. The Business...
Coal, climate change, disinvestment, and LMN

Coal, climate change, disinvestment, and LMN

London Mining Network has for years been calling for a swift transition away from the mining and use of coal, because of the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But we have also called for this transition to be a just transition, because coal mine workers...
Rio Tinto AGM 2015: yawning and struggling

Rio Tinto AGM 2015: yawning and struggling

  Reflection of the Rio Tinto AGM in London, 16 April 2015, by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network. I can’t say I attend mining company AGMs because I enjoy them. They are a kind of liturgy in the Temple of Money, where the worshippers make their...
Rio Tinto AGM: Workers of the world unite!

Rio Tinto AGM: Workers of the world unite!

Report on the Rio Tinto AGM, London, 16 April 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network There is a full webcast of the AGM at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/q5xxmtf6. This year’s Rio Tinto AGM was another three hour marathon, preceded by a...