Industrial Mining: A Wild Frontier in Need of Monitoring

Industrial Mining: A Wild Frontier in Need of Monitoring

PassBlue is an independent digital publication providing in-depth journalism and vivid photographs on the United Nations, with a strong focus on women. The publication’s reporter Rhona Scullion recently interviewed London Mining Network Co-ordinator Richard...
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...
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...
Moratorium on opencast coal mining in Wales?

Moratorium on opencast coal mining in Wales?

On 22 April the Welsh Senedd recently called on the Welsh Government to: a) instigate a moratorium on opencast mining across Wales, in order to ascertain whether planning law and current guidance provides sufficient protection for communities affected by opencast...
Dirty Coal Tour

Dirty Coal Tour

The world’s biggest mining company, BHP Billiton,held its AGM in London on Thursday 23 October. London Mining Network (LMN) worked with LMN member groups Coal Action Network, Coal Action Scotland, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Down to Earth, War on Want and WDM,...
The Tragic Roundabout

The Tragic Roundabout

By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator (with assistance from Andy Whitmore, LMN Co-chair) Readers of a certain age (i.e. those who are beginning to get a bit long in the tooth, like me) may remember the original version of The Magic Roundabout, in which,...