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...
A tale of two worlds – Vedanta AGM 2016

A tale of two worlds – Vedanta AGM 2016

The following is a personal reflection on Vedanta’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) by Andy Whitmore Like strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or stories of seagulls stealing chips in Brighton, it seems that protests focussed on Vedanta’s AGM in London...
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)...
Reclaim Power and Defend Life: a tour

Reclaim Power and Defend Life: a tour

On the 9 October, as part of global #ReclaimPower mobilisations, London Mining Network and other groups in London held an action tour in Central London, stopping at various companies and government agencies that are enabling and financing dirty energy projects around...
The Killing fields of Korba

The Killing fields of Korba

This article, by Nostromo Research, first appeared on the Mines and Communities (MAC) website on 6 August 2014. It’s not often that MAC can offer a true “exclusive” – something no-one else has yet published and which addresses one of the worst...
London and the world's biggest mining companies

London and the world's biggest mining companies

Commentary by mining researcher Roger Moody The Mining Journal published on June 27th a ranking of the world’s biggest mining companies, by both their  market capitalisation and annual revenues. It makes for some interesting reading, since there have been some...