Peru: Death threats against journalist who exposed Monterrico

Journalist Julio César Vásquez Calle is pursuing a complaint to the Piura region prosecutor’s office against police officers and mining company security guards he claims tortured him while he was reporting on a protest in March 2005. On 5 February he received a...

Demonstrators target Graff Diamonds' London store

11 February 2009 Survival International’s campaign targeting Graff Diamonds over its involvement in a controversial diamond mine planned on the land of Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana has stepped up a gear. Thirty protestors gathered yesterday outside Graff’s flagship...

Mining recession's human costs

What’s been called “the most rapid switch from boom to bust in mining history” is dragging down some of the world’s most powerful mining companies, markedly compromising the operations of many junior outfits, and jeopardising numerous mining...

Keeping the spotlight on BHP Billiton

Since the October 2008 launch of CAFOD’s Kept In the Dark report, more than 2,000 people have urged BHP Billiton to give communities in the Philippines an informed say over a potentially damaging new mine – but more action is needed The report revealed how...

South African community confronts Anglo Plat

JUBILEE SOUTH AFRICA UPDATE SEKURUWE COMMUNITY LAND DISPUTE (refers to alert of 26/1/09 – see below) SEKURUWE COMMUNITY STOPS ANGLO PLATINUM FROM BULLDOZING THEIR LAND, 29 Jan 2009 15:00 Since the Ministry of Land Affairs decided to sign the lease, giving way...

Is Rio on the rocks?

by Roger Moody Despite recent disposals, in order to cover its massive debt, Rio Tinto’s prospects for selling more of the family silver (or copper, or nickel, or aluminium) look increasingly dim. Last year, its plan to sell off US$10 billion of assets fell on sterile...

Anglo American and the South Africa Human Rights Commission

SAHRC finding highlights issues of community relocation to make way for mining The issue of human rights and mining is highlighted in a first-of-a-kind investigation into the relocation of communities to make way for mining…However…human rights activist...

Indian villagers in human chain protest at Vedanta

BHUBANESWAR, India, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of tribespeople in eastern India, some carrying bows and arrows, formed a human chain on Tuesday to protest against a bauxite mine planned by Vedanta Resources Plc (VED.L), police said. See...