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, Down to Earth, War on Want and WDM; and with People and Planet and Fossil Free Universities groups, to stop BHP Billiton opening an opencast coal mine in the rainforest of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Representatives of Colombian communities affected by the company’s part-owned Cerrejon coal mine and Indonesian organisations working to stop BHP Billiton will be attending the company’s AGM to tell shareholders about the destruction of Colombian communities and livelihoods by the Cerrejon mine and the potential impacts of BHP Billiton’s proposed mine in Indonesia. They’ll speak at a public meeting at University College, London, which is sponsored by BHP Billiton. And they’ll be speaking at venues around England and Scotland.
The Scottish meeting will be held on 30th October, 6pm-8pm, at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL.