London Mining Tour led by London Mining Network


Geology is a mode of accumulation, on one hand, and of dispossession, on the other, depending on which side of the geologic color line you end up on – Kathryn Yussof

London is the world’s biggest centre for investment in the minerals industry and hosts the head-quarters of some of its key companies. For this event, London Mining Network will lead a tour of the four biggest mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange: BHP, Rio Tinto, Glencore and Anglo American. During the walk we will explore the tangible and intangible relationships between London-based mining companies and the multilayered impacts of their projects around the world.
The walk lasts around 90 minutes and will terminate at the University of Westminster. This tour is part of Assembly: Extractable Matters, a two-day gathering at the University of Westminster that brings together artists, academics, activists and human rights experts to collectively explore the politics of extraction across the globe and the role that its operations play on environmental, ecopolitical and societal levels.
We will meet at 10am at Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB.
The event is free but booking is essential as places are very limited.
Please only sign up to attend if you are sure you are to able to join us.
London Mining Network (LMN) is an alliance of human rights, development,  environmental and solidarity groups. The Network pledges to expose the role of companies, funders and government in the promotion of unacceptable mining projects and works in support of communities around the world who are badly affected by mining – mining by companies based in, or financed from, London.