Anglo American AGM: protests from Alaska and Colombia

A delegation of native leaders and commercial salmon fishermen from Bristol Bay, Alaska, travelled to London to attend the Anglo American annual general meeting (AGM) on 15 April. The company owns roughly 70% of the highly controversial Pebble Mine Project.  The mine,...

US delegation report on Rio Tinto AGM

Lutheran pastor, Jon Magnuson, from Marquette, Michigan, USA, presented the Rio Tinto board with a document signed by one hundred faith leaders of ten faith traditions in Marquette, Baraga and Keweenaw counties. Magnuson said that the document was part of a petition...

Rio Tinto investors vent fury at $20bn Chinalco stake

Rio Tinto board told at annual meeting they were ‘selling the family silver’ Many private investors in Rio Tinto vented their anger at the mining group’s annual meeting in London over the board’s decision to pursue a $20bn (£13.3bn) bailout...

Rio Tinto attacked from all sides

Yesterday’s Rio Tinto AGM was full of dissatisfied shareholders, and not only the usual suspects. Objections were raised to the proposed bailout by Chinalco, the level of executive pay, the clash of the AGM with that of Anglo American, the failure of the Board to plan...

Rio Tinto goes naked into the shareholders’ chamber

On April 15th, Rio Tinto plc holds its 2009 annual general meeting in London. Among the issues for which the world’s third biggest mining company should face opprobrium are: confirmed leakages of contaminated water from its huge Ranger uranium mine in Australia;...

Xstrata soars on BHP Billiton takeover talk

TALK of a possible BHP Billiton tilt at Xstrata has put a rocket under the Anglo-Swiss mining giant’s London-listed shares this week. Speculation that BHP and Brazilian iron ore giant Vale have Xstrata in their crosshairs has swirled through London business...

Justice postponed – justice denied

How much liability – if any – will UK mining company Vedanta shoulder, if and when it takes over the US’ historically most damaging non-ferrous metals producer, Asarco? That’s a burning question which numerous Asarco ex-employees and other...

Nuclear Power Cannot Solve Climate Change

A new report finds that nuclear power plants cannot be built quickly enough and in a safe and secure manner to be a major global solution for climate change, according to a report from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. See...

New films on Niyamgiri

Surya Dash, a filmmaker from Orissa, has produced a 96 minute long documentary film Niyamgiri – The Mountain of Law. Niyamgiri is the mountain, sacred to the Dongaria Kondh people, which is threatened by a bauxite mining project controlled by London-listed...