Not the whole truth: the Rio Tinto AGM, 10 April 2019

Not the whole truth: the Rio Tinto AGM, 10 April 2019

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Andrew Hickman, Andy Whitmore, Christina Montorio, Paul Robson, Richard Harkinson, Roger Featherstone, Roger Moody and Yvonne Orengo A recording of the entire AGM is available here –...
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...
Saving civilization: the 2017 Rio Tinto AGM

Saving civilization: the 2017 Rio Tinto AGM

Rio Tinto subsidiary QMM’s ilmenite mine in Madagascar Report on the Rio Tinto AGM, London, Wednesday 12 April 2017 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network with assistance from Albert Beale, Andrew Hickman, Andy Whitmore, Mamy Rakotondrainibe,...
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...
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...
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 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...