What’s in the water?

What’s in the water?

BHP, the London-listed mining giant, released its half-year profit earnings this morning, on 19th February. Their net profit for June-December 2018 increased to $3.8 billion, up 90 percent from the last half of 2017. But it comes at a cost: clean water for...
School witness project

School witness project

During our phoneCycle workshop collaboration with the Columbans in Spring 2018, we developed an idea for students to move outside the classroom and witness community resistance to mining companies. Our pilot project with the Columbans involved a Catholic school in...
Latest bulletin

Latest bulletin

JANUARY 2019 Dear friends, Last Friday 25 January, there was a catastrophic tailings dam burst at Brumadinho in Brazil, at an iron ore mine run by Brazilian multinational Vale. Although the environmental damage done seems to be much less than when the Fundao tailings...
Community visits

Community visits

“We thank you infinitely for your valuable work, dedication, accompaniment and care that we received from each one of you. We wove bonds of infinite affection that we hope will continue to grow despite the distances…. Everything went very well thanks to...
BHP’s trail of disasters

BHP’s trail of disasters

We published BHP’s trail of disasters to coincide with October 2018’s BHP London AGM. This briefing consists of a summary of five cases where BHP has left behind severe environmental damage – and one case where if it goes ahead with a project, it may do so...
What we do

What we do

Monitoring abuses of rights in mining-affected communities, and seeking redress We support campaigns and petitions by member groups and others, write and support open letters, address our concerns with parliamentarians, and attend company AGMs asking question on...