EVENT: New Frontiers, New Tricks

EVENT: New Frontiers, New Tricks

Saturday 8 April 2017 10 30am – 4.00pm Hosted by Friends of the Earth, 139 Clapham Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 0HP Book your free place now Share the Facebook event From Madagascar to Mongolia, from Macedonia to middle England, mining and other sectors are using new...
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...
Many thanks from Madagascar…

Many thanks from Madagascar…

Guest blog by Mamy Rakotondrainibe of the Collective for the Defence of Malagasy Land (TANY) I would like to warmly thank London Mining Network for having given me the opportunity to attend the pre-AGM organized by IndustriALL and to speak in front of the shareholders...
Rio Tinto AGM 2015: yawning and struggling

Rio Tinto AGM 2015: yawning and struggling

  Reflection of the Rio Tinto AGM in London, 16 April 2015, by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network. I can’t say I attend mining company AGMs because I enjoy them. They are a kind of liturgy in the Temple of Money, where the worshippers make their...
Rio Tinto AGM: Workers of the world unite!

Rio Tinto AGM: Workers of the world unite!

Report on the Rio Tinto AGM, London, 16 April 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network There is a full webcast of the AGM at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/q5xxmtf6. This year’s Rio Tinto AGM was another three hour marathon, preceded by a...

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...
Rio Tinto London AGM 2014 in the news

Rio Tinto London AGM 2014 in the news

Yesterday’s Rio Tinto AGM was widely covered in the press and social media. John Vidal wrote in the Guardian about recently published reports about the impacts of Rio Tinto’s uranium mining in Namibia. These reports were also featured in Independent...