The sound and the fury: yet another GCM AGM

The sound and the fury: yet another GCM AGM

Report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network I suspect that GCM Resources management thought that if they held their AGM this year on 28 December, deep in the heart of the Christmas-New Year break, protesters would stay away and they could have a quiet...
Protest against GCM Resources at its AGM on 28 December

Protest against GCM Resources at its AGM on 28 December

Our friends at Phulbari Solidarity Group and Committee to Protect Resources of Bangladesh, UK branch, are planning a protest at the AGM of GCM Resources, which continues lobbying to be allowed to construct a huge opencast coal mine at Phulbari in northwestern...
Tabaco has grown tired of waiting

Tabaco has grown tired of waiting

On 17 October, while we in London were at the AGM of the world’s largest mining multinational, BHP, our friends from the small farming community of Tabaco in La Guajira, Colombia, undertook an occupation of the land that they were promised in 2008 as the site...
BHP's long trail of disasters

BHP's long trail of disasters

Immediately before the 2018 BHP London AGM, we publish a summary of five cases where BHP has left behind severe environmental damage – and one case where if it goes ahead with a project, it may do so again. If you can’t see the report above, download the...
Coal dust and disturbed dreams

Coal dust and disturbed dreams

The Cerrejon coal mine By Richard Solly, member of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network In August I participated in a delegation to the province of La Guajira in Colombia,  organised by US-based Witness for Peace. We visited...
Fear and loathing in La Guajira

Fear and loathing in La Guajira

Forced eviction of the community of Tabaco to make way for the Cerrejon coal mine, 9 August 2001 Report by Richard Solly of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network It is sad to see fear on the faces of people you love because of the...
Open letter to Cerrejon Coal

Open letter to Cerrejon Coal

On 24 July, an open letter was sent by email to Lina Echeverri of Carbones del Cerrejon (Cerrejon Coal), the mining company operating the vast Cerrejon opencast coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia. It is owned by London-listed multinationals Anglo American, BHP and...