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The BHP AGM is on again this Thursday. If you’re in Sydney, come down to Darling Harbour and let the shareholders know how destructive their company really is. We’ve prepared an alternative annual report detailing BHP’s dirty deeds, and we’ll be making more noise than an open cast mine.
Download the 2012 Alternative Annual Report
Check out the Carnival of Dirt website!
About the Carnival of Dirt
On Friday 15 June, London will experience its first ever Carnival of Dirt, a carnival like no other. More than 30 activist groups from London and around the world have come together to highlight the illicit deeds of mining and extraction companies. Read the rest of this entry »
Today at the annual general meeting for the largest mining company in the world, BHP Billiton, aboriginal elders and civil society representatives have attended to share their concerns.
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott and Peter Watts (Arabunna), Richard Evans – Yeelirrie, Tomohiro Matsuoka – Japan for Peace, Mia Pepper – Conservation Council WA
Dave Sweeney – Australian Conservation Foundation, Donna Jackson – Larrakia nation, Mitch – Arrente and many others – including Christian Miller from Chile.
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott addressed supporters gathered saying, calling on the people of Melbourne to regularly visit BHP headquarters to keep them accountable.
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott is from Arabunna country, directly impacted by BHP Billiton’s uranium mining operations has brought a ‘Notice of Trespass’ to be served on BHP.
40 supporters gathered to support over 20 delegates who entered the conference to share concerns about many aspects of BHP Operations across Australia, and worldwide.
Conference delegates were greeted by a massive 6 metre high inflatable nuclear waste barrel and were handed copies of a different style of report.
A collective of environment groups from across the country have today released BHP Billiton: Dirty Energy ‘Alternative Annual Report’.
VIDEOS FROM ACTION OUTSIDE BHP BILLITON”S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, Melbourne, Australia
Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott was one of a number of traditional custodians who travelled to Melbourne to challenge the board of the world’s biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, over the despoiling of their country. Here he describes his reception at the AGM.
We hear first from Friends of the Earth anti-nuclear campaigner Tully McIntyre, who witnessed proceedings, and Japanese for Peace campaigner Tomohiro Matsuoka.
While traditional custodians and supporters holding proxies were inside the Melbourne Convention Centre challenging the board, other supporters held a protest outside, against the backdrop of a huge blow-up radioactive waste barrel:
hip-hop from Izzy and MC Ollie, satire from No Nukes Calamity Jane (aka Madeline Hudson), song from the Radical Choir, including a solo from Emily…
[UPDATED from NOVEMBER 2009 article on Hallmark Nickel]
In January this year BHP Billiton cut ties with its controversial Hallmark nickel mine, selling its stake in the project to AMCOR. Lodged between two protected areas – the Pujada Bay Protected Seascape and Mt. Hamiguitan Range, a proclaimed wildlife sanctuary – Macambol has never been the most logical site for a large-scale nickel laterite mining project.
Home to more or less a hundred hectares of “pygmy forests,” exotic plants and wild animals, the local community rely on rattan, timber and non-timber products as a source of livelihood. The community, successfully defending their lands and protected areas against large scale logging, now stands wracked with increasing social tensions from the nickel mining operation. Read the rest of this entry »
Other Sides to the Story: Threatening Lives, the Environment and People’s Future
An Alternative Annual Report on BHP Billiton with case studies from across the world Case studies questioning BHP Billiton’s record on human rights, transparency and ecological justice.
Threatening Lives, the Environment and the People’s Future
Lodged between two protected areas – the Pujada Bay Protected Seascape and Mt. Hamiguitan Range, a proclaimed wildlife sanctuary – Macambol is not the most logical site for a large-scale nickel laterite mining project. However, with the Philippine government aggressively promoting mining this area is under threat, along with the protected areas themselves. Read the rest of this entry »
Sibuyan, dubbed the Galapagos of Asia, is a small island in the central Philippines of just 44,500 hectares. Approximately one third of it is a protected area of environmental interest. It is a biodiversity hotspot with flora and fauna threatened by extinction. It is the location of the world’s densest forest and the Philippines’ cleanest inland body of water. Ever since mining was proposed on the island, there has been widespread opposition because of the potential ecological impacts, led by Sibuyanons Against Mining/Sibuyan Island Sentinels League for Environment Inc. (SAM/Sibuyan ISLE) and the Catholic Church. Read the rest of this entry »