Mimika's Coastal Dystopia – report

Mimika's Coastal Dystopia – report

Indonesian organisation AEER, coordinated by LMN partner Pius Ginting, has just launched this report into mining waste (tailings) at Grasberg mine, a controversial mine in occupied West Papua, co-owned by British-Australian Rio Tinto and US company Freeport-MacMoRan....
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...

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...