Last month four human rights defenders from Latin America travelled to London to speak truth to power at the British-Australian mining giant’s annual shareholders’ meeting, as part of a week of action, Unmasking BHP.
The company announced at its meeting that more mining, not less, is needed to fight the climate crisis. This greenwashing didn’t wash with our visitors who were representing communities in Colombia, Chile and Brazil devastated by the mega-mining of fossil fuels and metals.
Two days ago our partner Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) and affected communities marked the fourth anniversary of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster in history, the Samarco tailings dam collapse. And today the London-listed company have held their AGM in Australia. We need to shine a spotlight on BHP’s corporate crimes – contact us or the organisations below for how you can get involved!
Unmasking BHP was organised with War on Want, The Democracy Center, Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Coal Action Network. We also worked with Global Justice Now, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Threepenny Festival.
Filmed and edited by Lizzie Gilson.