British mining multinational BHP Billiton holds its Annual General Meeting in London on Thursday 20 October. Together with Brazilian company Vale, BHP Billiton owns the Samarco mining company in Brazil. The tailings (fine waste) dam at the company's iron ore mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, collapsed last November, killing 17 people, destroying the town of Mariana, wrecking livelihoods and polluting hundreds of miles of the River Doce all the way down to the sea, where fishing livelihoods have been lost as a result.
London Mining Network has brought three Brazilian representatives to challenge BHP Billiton at this week's AGM in London. They will be speaking in Cambridge on Monday 17 October, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at The Postdoc Center.
Come to hear Brazilian visitors Letícia Oliveira Gomes de Faria and Maria do Carmo Silva D’Angelo, women from the area around the mine, and Rodrigo Peret, a Franciscan priest involved in the Churches and Mining Network.
For more information, visit: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2016/09/battling-giants/