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Extract from a report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, November 5th 2013

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In the days when Don Argus was Chairman of BHP Billiton, the company’s critics could rely on getting a metaphorical kick in the throat from a man not noted for courtesy. Jac Nasser is as smooth as silk but his answers to the same criticisms are just as unsatisfactory.

Wednesday 6th November – For Immediate Release

On Tuesday the FCA announced new measures to better protect minority shareholders, of London-listed companies after high-profile scandals at mining companies ENRC and Bumi.

Richard Solly from the London Mining Network said: 

October 24th, 2013

Extract from 'Initial reflections on the 2013 BHP Billiton AGM', by Andy Whitmore, on behalf of the London Mining Network

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Press Release by Down to Earth and London Mining Network

London, Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be slammed at its AGM by an Indonesian activist over seven coal concessions collectively covering an area of more than 350,000 hectares in the relatively unspoilt rainforest centre of the island of Borneo. Part of this project overlaps the transnational Heart of Borneo conservation area, described by the Asian Development Bank as “the lungs of Southeast Asia".

A new report and three videos by the World Development Movement (WDM) follow a joint visit with DTE to Kalimantan to investigate the impacts of UK-financed coal-mining on the ground.

Request for Further Consideration of the Situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Merauke, Papua Province, Indonesia, under the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s Urgent Action
and Early Warning Procedures

Submitted July 25th 2013 by 27 Indonesian and international organisations including Forest Peoples Programme, Pusaka, Sawit Watch and Down to Earth.


Press release: Down to Earth, London Mining Network and the Indonesian Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM).

London, June 26th 2013

Much of the talk at today’s Bumi plc AGM will centre on the company’s deep financial and governance woes, but it is the people most directly affected by Bumi’s coal-mining operations that need to be heard.