By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator Last month, I represented LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign on a delegation organised by US organisation Witness for Peace to La Guajira in northern Colombia. We went to visit communities and workers affected by the massive opencast Cerrejón coal mine, owned by London-listed companies Anglo American,  BHP […]

Vladimir Slivyak from Ecodefense spoke with knowledge and depth about the issues affecting communities living next to opencast coal mines in the Kuzbass region of Russia. This is the main part of Russia producing coal for export markets, the UK is the second biggest consumer of Russian coal, after China. Vladimir and Anne Harris, from […]

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Representatives of fifty three groups from twenty three countries who are opposing coal mining and working for climate justice have signed an open letter against UK opencast coal mining. The letter, addressed to the Planning Inspectorate and Derbyshire County Council, asks for two opencast coal mine applications to be refused, as “English law enables applications […]

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Sheffield: Sunday 26th October, 16:00-18:00 Lecture Theatre 2, MAPP-LT02, University of Sheffield. https://www.facebook.com/events/679332315508308/ Durham: Monday 27th October, 19:00-21:00 Room ER145, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, DH1 3JT Newcastle: Tuesday 28th October Fine Art lecture hall, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, 7pm-9.30pm www.facebook.com/events/470611843081124/

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Dirty Coal Tour Dates
September 22, 2014

The world’s biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, is holding its AGM in London on Thursday 23 October. London Mining Network (LMN) is working with LMN member groups Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Coal Action Network, Coal Action Scotland, War on Want and WDM, and with People and Planet and Fossil Free Universities groups, to host representatives of […]