AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia: threats and protests

AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia: threats and protests

Just over a year ago, LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign published a report on AngloGold Ashanti’s efforts to open a huge new open pit gold mine at La Colosa in the Colombian province of Tolima. Local people are still worried about the project’s...
New EU Environment Commissioner grilled by MEPs

New EU Environment Commissioner grilled by MEPs

Yesterday, MEPs cross-questioned new EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella. Rozana Pencea of Miningwatch Romania has sent this report. Miningwatch Romania is part of the Bang! Ban Cyanide Coalition. During the hearings, the Hungarian MEP Gyorgy Holvenyi asked Mr....
Festival of resistance to Romanian gold mine

Festival of resistance to Romanian gold mine

Rosia Montana (photo: Glyn Thomas) By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator I’ve just come back from a week at Rosia Montana in the beautiful Apuseni mountains of west central Romania. I was representing London Mining Network at the annual Fanfest...

Rio Tinto: Voices of Resistance

Perle Zafinandro from Madagascar The week before the recent Rio Tinto AGM, London Mining Network organised an event at Amnesty International UK’s Human Rights Action Centre so that people could hear from representatives of communities and workers directly...
Rio Tinto AGM 2014: thanks, and no thanks

Rio Tinto AGM 2014: thanks, and no thanks

Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network Thanks from Alaska This year’s Rio Tinto AGM was extraordinary for one particular reason: Indigenous representatives had travelled all the way from Alaska to THANK the company – for pulling out of a project that...