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COVID-19 & the Mining Industry – New Report

June 2nd, 2020 saw the release of a new global analysis that explores the four main ways in which the mining industry and states are profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic, at the expense of people and planet. Drawing on 500+ sources and endorsed by 300+ communities and...

Caimanes: injustice, dust and megamining

By Elif Karakartal, documentary film-maker and Master in Anthropology. Elif witnessed and reported the Caimanes conflict between 2012 and 2016 as an international observer with the Danielle Mitterrand Foundation. An earlier Spanish version of this article appeared on...

London-listed Danakali in Eritrea

22 May 2020 Press Release from LMN member group Eritrea Focus We note with concern the announcement that Danakali – an Australian based mining house, listed on the London Stock Exchange – is proceeding with its investments in Eritrea.(1) In a statement the company...

Three AGMs and a global pandemic

Dear friends, We have recently intervened in two major mining company AGMs (annual shareholder meetings), those of Rio Tinto on 8 April and Anglo American on 5 May. Or rather, we haven't, because we weren't allowed to. Both companies held their AGMs behind closed...

Press Release: Antofagasta AGM 2020

Toxic Dust Clouds, Water Crises & Legal Trouble: What Antofagasta’s Closed-Door AGM is Trying to Hide From Key Points Antofagasta Minerals (one of the world’s ten largest copper mining companies) will hold its AGM behind closed doors, though other companies have...

Questions for Antofagasta

On Wednesday, 20 May, at 10am, Antofagasta will hold its behind-closed-doors AGM for the minimum quorum of shareholders. The rest of us will not be able to attend - but shareholders have been invited to submit questions in writing, which the company undertakes to...

Questions for Anglo American

Anglo American is one of the world's biggest, wealthiest mining companies. Its Annual General Meeting (AGM, or annual shareholders' meeting) was on 5 May - but it was held with only two people present, because of the UK government's restrictions on gatherings of more...

Rio Tinto: answer the question!

Eight organisations that put questions to Rio Tinto at its London AGM on 8 April (or, to be precise, at the connected 'shareholder engagement session') are still waiting for adequate answers to their questions more than a month after the event. So we have written an...

Crowdfunder: Support the Communities of La Guajira!

The Cerrejon open-cast Coal Mine, located in the south of the province of La Guajira, Colombia, is currently owned in equal shares by three multinational mining companies: Anglo American, BHP and Glencore, all of them listed in the London Stock Exchange. Since the...

London Mining Tour – The Audio

Back in November 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic made such things impossible, London Mining Network led a tour of three of the biggest mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange: BHP, Rio Tinto and Anglo American. During the walk we explored the tangible...

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