The Vedanta AGM 2018: a complete farce

The Vedanta AGM 2018: a complete farce

But who will have the last laugh? By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network See also Foil Vedanta’s AGM report, coverage by Reuters and the Ecologist, an analysis of Vedanta’s reasons for delisting, and the archive of news articles and comment...
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...
Worker injury at Vedanta's Tuticorin operations

Worker injury at Vedanta's Tuticorin operations

In the early hours of Saturday 18 March, 2017, a 31 year old worker was engaged by contractor Operational Energy Group Ltd to do some maintenance work on a conveyor belt at the Phosphoric Acid Plant at Vedanta subsidiary Sterlite’s copper smelter in Thoothukudi,...
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)...
Learning from the frontlines

Learning from the frontlines

Every April we host activists and community representatives from around the world, who have come to London to challenge Rio Tinto over various aspects of its global operations; land-grabbing, strike-breaking, displacement of communities. It is often grim and harrowing...
Goodnight children – sleep well: the 2016 Rio Tinto AGM

Goodnight children – sleep well: the 2016 Rio Tinto AGM

Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network (LMN) If you are a parent and your children find it difficult to go off to sleep at night, you may consider asking Sam Walsh to read them a bedtime story. A few paragraphs would surely...