History

Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited operate as a single business entity with the same board of directors, a unified management, and a combined portfolio of mineral resources which is well balanced by both geography and commodity.

This results from the December 1995 unification of The RTZ Corporation PLC and CRA Limited through a dual listed companies (DLC) structure. In June 1997, The RTZ Corporation PLC became Rio Tinto plc and CRA Limited became Rio Tinto Limited.

Rio Tinto plc (then The Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation) was formed in 1962 by the merger of two British companies, The Rio Tinto Company and The Consolidated Zinc Corporation.

Rio Tinto Limited (then Conzinc Riotinto of Australia) was formed at the same time by the merger of the Australian interests of The Consolidated Zinc Corporation and The Rio Tinto Company.

The Rio Tinto Company was formed in 1873 to mine the ancient copper workings at Rio Tinto in Spain. Two thirds of The Rio Tinto Company's Spanish business were sold in 1954 and the remaining interest was also subsequently divested. The Consolidated Zinc Corporation was incorporated in 1905, initially to treat zinc bearing tailings at Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia which soon expanded into mining.

Following the 1962 merger, RTZ developed a number of major projects including Palabora (copper) in South Africa and Rössing (uranium) in Namibia. It also grew through acquisitions, including the Borax group in 1968.

Between 1968 and 1985 significant interests in cement, chemicals, oil and gas and manufactured products for the construction and automotive industries were also developed. However, a major review of corporate strategy between 1987 and 1988 led to a series of disposals and acquisitions which refocused the company on mining and related activities.

As a result, between 1988 and 1994 non mining businesses were sold as going concerns, and interests in mining acquired. These included the 1989 acquisition of the major part of British Petroleum's international minerals businesses, and the 1993 acquisition of the Nerco and Cordero coal mining businesses in the US.

In mid 1995 a 40 per cent direct interest in the expansion potential of the Grasberg copper gold mine in Indonesia was acquired through formation of a joint venture with Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold.

After 1962, CRA also grew through the development of several important mineral discoveries, including Hamersley (iron ore) in Australia, Bougainville (copper) in Papua New Guinea, Comalco (bauxite, alumina refining and aluminium smelting) in Australia and New Zealand, Argyle (diamonds) and Blair Athol and Tarong (coal) in Australia, and Kelian (gold) and Kaltim Prima (coal) in Indonesia.

Growth also came from acquisitions, including the Australian coal assets of BP in 1989 and a 70.7 per cent interest in Coal & Allied Industries' New South Wales operations.

Following the DLC merger in 1995, exploration, research and technology have been refocused on a global basis and the management structure reorganised to capture the potential of the merger for the future.

Additional coal interests were acquired in the United States in 1997.

In 2000, Rio Tinto set in motion $4 billion of acquisitions of major aluminium, iron ore, diamonds and coal assets, adding further strength to an already exceptional base of resources. The acquisition of North Ltd of Australia, with its iron ore and other mines complementing those of Rio Tinto, provided important rationalisation opportunities with existing, adjacent operations. In 2001, Coal & Allied acquired the Peabody Group's Australian coal businesses for US$455 million.

The Group's diamond business was expanded with the opening of the Diavik diamond mine in Canada in 2003 and the Murowa diamond project in Zimbabwe in 2004. Capital expenditure has been at record levels on a wide range of projects in Australia, including a new greenfields alumina refinery, construction of the Hail Creek coking coal mine, and major expansions of iron ore production and transport infrastructure, as well as investments in copper mines in South Africa and South America. In 2003 and 2004 Rio Tinto completed the sale of a number of non-core assets for net proceeds of about US$1.7 billion.

Rio Tinto Zinc

 

La Rio Tinto e Rio Tinto Limited operano come una singola unità commerciale con lo stesso consiglio di amministrazione, direzioni unificate, un patrimonio associato delle risorse minerarie che è pienamente bilanciato sia dalla geografia che dalla merce.

Questo risulta dalla fusione tra la RTZ Corporation PLC e CRA Limited del dicembre 1996 attraverso una duplice struttura della compagnia (DLC).

Nel giugno ’99 la RTZ Corporation divenne Rio Tinto PLC e la CRA Limited divenne Rio Tinto Limited.

La Rio Tinto PLC (dopo Rio Tinto Zinc Corporation) fu istituita nel 1962 grazie alla fusione delle due compagnie inglesi, la Rio Tinto Company e la Consolidated Zinc Corporation).

La Rio Tinto Limited (dopo con Zinc Rio Tinto of Australia) fu istituita nello stesso periodo grazie all’unione degli interessi degli australiani della Consolidated Zinc Corporation e Rio Tinto Company.

La Rio Tinto Company fu formata nel 1873 per attuare  i vecchi scavi delle miniere di rame di Rio Tino in Spagna.

Due terzi del commercio della Rio Tinto Company spagnola furono venduti nel 1954 ed in seguito accadde la stessa cosa all’interesse rimanente.

La Rio Tinto Zinc Corporation venne incorporata nel 1905 inizialmente per occuparsi di dove portare i rifiuti delle miniere di zinco di Broken Hill, nel sud del Galles, l’ Australia si sarebbe presto allargata verso l’attività mineraria.

In seguito all’unione del 1962 la RTZ sviluppò un numero maggiore di progetti inclusi Palabora (rame) in Sud Africa e Rossing (uranio) in Namibia.

Si è esposta anche attraverso acquisizioni, come quella del gruppo Borax nel 1968.

Tra il 1968 e il 1985 si ampliarono gli interessi nel cemento, prodotti chimici, petrolio e gas, prodotti industriali per la costruzione ed industrie autonome.

Tuttavia una più attenta revisione della strategia della corporation tra il 198 e l’88 portò ad una serie di disposizioni ed acquisizioni che concentrarono nuovamente l’attenzione della compagnia in ambito minerario e nelle attività ad esso connesse.

Come conseguenza, tra il 1988 e il 1994 nessun affare in ambito minerario venne venduto/ ceduto alle imprese  e gli interessi per le operazioni minerarie ne trassero vantaggio.

Questo include, nel 1989, l’acquisizione  della maggior parte di British Petroleum’s International mineral business, e nel 1993 l’acquisizione delle attività delle miniere di carbone di Nerco e Cordero negli USA.

A metà del 1995 il 40% degli interessi diretti per la potenziale espansione delle minere di rame ed oro di Grasberg in Indonesia furono acquisite attraverso un’ unione con Freeport-Mc Mran Copper&Gold.

Dopo il 1962 anche a CRA crebbe attraverso lo sviluppo di alcune importanti scoperte minerarie

, ta le quali Hamersley (minerale di ferro) in Australia, Bouganvlle (rame) in Papua-Nuova Guinea, Comalco (bauxite, raffinerie di alluminio e fusione di alluminio) in Australia e Nuova Zelanda, Argyle (diamanti) e Blair Athol e Tarong (cabone) in Australia, e Kelian (oro) e Kaltim Prima (carbone) in Indonesia.

La crescita si verificò anche attraverso le acquisizioni che includevano l’attività australiana, legata al carbone,  della BP nel 1989 ed il 70% dell’interesse delle reazioni della Coal&Allied Industries nel sud del Galles.

In seguito alla fusione  con la DLC nel 1995, l’esplorazione, la ricerca e la tecnologia sono state concentrate su una base globale e la struttura amministrativa fu riorganizzata per catturare la potenzialità della fusione per il futuro.

Gli interessi supplementari per ciò che riguarda il carbone furono acquisiti negli Stati Unti nel 1997.

Nel 2000 la Rio Tinto mise in movimento 4 miliardi per l’acquisizione per la maggior parte di alluminio, ferro, diamanti e carbone, che vanno a congiungesi alla base eccezionale di risorse che già possedeva.

L’acquisizione della North Ltd of Austalia, con le sue miniere di ferro ed alcune miniere complementi rispetto a quelle della Rio Tinto, fornì un’importante opportunità di razionalizzazione con le esistenti adiacenti operazioni.

Nel 2001, la Coal&Al lied acquisì la Peabody Group’s Australian Coal business per 445 milioni di dollari.

Il gruppo per il commercio di diamanti si espanse con l’apertura della miniera di diamanti Diavik in Canada nel 2003 e con il progetto della Murowa diamanti nello Zimbabwe nel 2004.

L’impiego di capitale è giunto a livelli di record in n vasto territorio per i progetti in Australia, che include una nuova raffineria di alluminio, la costruzione della cokeria della miniera di Hail Creek, maggiori espansioni della produzione del ferro, del trasporto e delle infrastrutture come degli investimenti nelle miniere di rame in Sud Africa e Sud America.

Nel 2003 e 2004 la Rio Tinto completò la vendita di un numero di impianti di minore importanza per circa 1,7 miliardi di dollari.


 

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News arranged by date (of posting)

New lobby group for uranium (27 Sep 06)
Indonesia Update (18 Sep 06)
Philippines Update (17 Sep 06)
Miners in a fix over climate change (16 Sep 06)
Papua New Guinea/Bougainville Update (15 Sep 06)
Bangla Nagar update (3 Sep 06)
Bougainville Update (24 Aug 06)
Latin American Update (20 Aug 06) / Impulsan referendo sobre minería
Bougainville update: notorious "bad actor enters the controversy (16 Aug 06)
Bougainville case against Rio Tinto set for US hearing (9 Aug 06)
Indonesia: House Speaker urges immediate review of mining contracts (4 Aug 06)
Indonesia Update (5 Jul 06)
Indonesian Update (30 Jun 06)
What's wrong in West Papua? Rio Tinto must be held accountable, says leading Australian journalist (29 Jun 06)
London Calling dissects a distinctly dodgy deal (24 Jun 06)
Are miners certifiable? (22 Jun 06)
Indonesian Update (22 Jun 06)
Bougainville update: As ministers squabble, the people denounce re-opening Panguna (16 Jun 06)
China Update (16 Jun 06)
Miners, Polluters Face Pocket Book Pressure (16 Jun 06)
BHP Billiton follows Rio in holding hands with Norilsk - room for three under the ice sheets? (15 Jun 06) / BHP Billiton y MMC Norilsk Nickel aúnan fuerzas en Rusia
India Update (10 Jun 06)
Indonesian Update (8 Jun 06)
Arms and a hammer used against Canadian First Nation (7 Jun 06)
Norway throws out Freeport (7 Jun 06) / Noruega vende valores en Wall Mart y Freeport por razones éticas*
BHPBilliton: earning praise - and condemnation (29 May 06)
Rio Tinto - revisiting the principles (1 Jun 06)
India Update (26 May 06)
The imperative to ban seabed mining (25 May 06)
London Calling on Forbes - yet again (24 May 06)
New reports: "May the force NOT be with you!" (24 May 06)
"Historic" agreement with Rio Tinto is "closer" (19 May 06)
London Calling on a Canadian corporate scrap (19 May 06) / Xstrata compra la mina de cobre Tintaya
Bougainville Update (18 May 06)
It's coal out there! (18 May 06)
Bougainville/PNG Update (15 May 06)
LONDON CALLING on a new hazard, an old mine, obscene pay - and a Chinese takeaway (12 May 06)
The new asbestos - and another betrayal? (11 May 06)
Ozzie Uprising (6 May 06)
West Papua Update (6 May 06)
India Update (5 May 06)
Freeport and Rio Tito indicted (4 May 06)
Indonesian Update (22 Apr 06)
Papua New Guinea Update (13 Apr 06)
China Update (8 Apr 06)
Papua New Guinea Update (8 Apr 06)
Indonesian Update (7 Apr 06)
Ethics test miners' mettle (1 Apr 06)
Indonesia Update (28 Mar 06)
Papua New Guinea Update (28 Mar 06)
London Calling has a tiff with Dfid…and a bouquet for Rio Tinto (22 Mar 06) / Embajador de Gran Bretaña en Perú garantiza Protección al Medio Ambiente en Proyecto Río Blanco
Rio in reverse? (22 Mar 06)
Indonesia Update (20 Mar 06) / Violenta jornada en protestas indonesias contra minera de EE.UU
Freeport protests hit hotel, politicians flee (15 Mar 06)
Papua New Guinea update (14 Mar 06)
Mines, money, and partnerships (10 Mar 06)
A planned betrayal? (7 Mar 06)
US company aren't no calendar girl! (7 Mar 06)
"Enough is enough!" - cries from West Papua and Nigeria (5 Mar 06)
A further push to the boat for Bougainville (3 Mar 06)
India Update (1 Mar 06)
US Update (24 Feb 06)
London Calling squeezes further - with "Extracting Intellects", Part Two (23 Feb 06)
Protestors vandalize Freeport offices in Jakarta (23 Feb 06) / Mina de Freeport en Indonesia aún paralizada
Extracting Intellects (20 Feb 06)
BHPBilliton: giving with one hand, taking with the other (17 Feb 06)
Freeport told to clean up copper mine (14 Feb 06)
Sold down the river (13 Feb 06)
LATIN AMERICAN UPDATE (6 Feb 06) / FORO SOCIAL MUNDIAL: Irrumpe protesta indígena contra la explotación del carbon
Is Rio Tinto about to commit a massive error? Or make a huge pile? And is there any real difference between the two? (6 Feb 06)
Freeport's damage in West Papua is "serious" (26 Jan 06)
US UPDATE: Mounting campaigns (25 Jan 06)
Freeport not licensed to dispose of tailings (6 Jan 06)
Blood on Many Hands: URGENT ALERT re Kalinganagar massacre (7 Jan 06) / BHUBANESHWAR (INDIA), 2 Ene. (EP/AP)
India Update (30 Dec 05)
Freeport-Rio Tinto: Gold's other price (28 Dec 05) / Indonesia.- El Ejército indonesio admite que sus comandantes en Papúa recibieron "apoyo" de una firma minera de EEUU YAKARTA
Very little said about tailings dumping (21 Dec 05)
Human Rights and extractive industry (9 Dec 05)
Masters Mind (29 Nov 05)
London Calling Arizona - Australia (28 Nov 05)
India Update (22 Nov 05)
Namibia: Eco groups say uranium mine brings new hazards (20 Nov 05)
UN Ignores Own Standards in Investing $29 Billion Pension Fund (31 Oct 05)
Letter to BP on the Tangguh project in West Papua (Oct 05)

Bougainville mine to re-open? (24 Oct 05)

The Lorentz National Park in West Papua under new threat (22 Oct 05)
Mining Companies Charged by Judge with Poisoning the River Pilcomayo, Bolivia (21 Oct 05)
/ 24 personas imputadas por contaminar el río Pilcomayo
Major disaster kills workers at Lihir mine (14 Oct 05)

Written in Stone - Freeport-McMoRan in Indonesia (23 Sep 05)
Rio Tinto tries to get back into the North Woods (9 Sep 05)

Australia Uranium Sales Up as World Demand Rises (8 Sep 05)

Updates on uranium special (28 Aug 05)

Landowners push for BCL share split (19 Aug 05)
Uranium Special - On Infinitely Dangerous Grounds (15 Aug 05) / Terreno Peligroso al Infinito - Edición Especial sobre Uranio
Rio Tinto Mine Lifts Hopes of Madagascar Progress (4 Aug 05)
JATAM Urges the Indonesian Government to Immediately Withdraw Military Forces from Mining Locations (30 Jul 05)
/ JATAM Reclama al Govierno de Indonesia el Inmediato Retiro de Fuerzas Militares de Sitios Mineros
Bougainville Seccessionist leader Francis Ona dies (26 July 05)
/ Muere Francis Ona, líder independentista de Bougainville
Updates on US-based compensation case for Bougainville (15 Jul 05)

Ranger Danger - Troubled Kakadu Uranium Mine in Court Again (11 Jul 05)
Edinburgh G8 summit and mining companies (3 Jul 05)

ONA: NO, NO - 'Close B'ville Govt and let me run it' (1 Jul 05)

Panguna copper mine to remain closed: Akoitai (24 Jun 05)

A new era for Bougainville (16 Jun 05)
/ Bougainville inaugura su autonomía con izado de bandera
Pilbara Aboriginal Meeting Condemns Rio Tinto (31 May 05)

Activist slams Energy Resources Australia (27 Apr 05)

Scrap uranium plans: Environmentalists (26 Apr 05) / Ambientalistas piden que planes sobre uranio sean descartados
Mining in Indonesian forests opposed in court (20 Apr 05)

ACF urges ASIC action on Kakadu uranium cover-up (10 Apr 05)

South Africans, Canadians Leading PNG Mining Expansion (3 Apr 05)

Bougainville Copper Ltd in legal conflict over taxes (29 Mar 05)
Press Release - mm&P: mines, minerals & PEOPLE (14 Mar 05)

STARM Raises The Alarm on Entry of Foreign Partner Into Lepanto Mines (2 Mar 05)

Aborigines win veto on Kakadu uranium mining (25 Feb 05)
The world's top three mining companies have just registered record gains (23 Feb 05)

New Facts Link Indonesian Military to "Terror Attack" on U.S. Citizens (17 Feb 05)

Chhattisgarh to be world's diamond bowl (13 Feb 05)
ERA in hot water over contamination (7 Feb 05)

China contradictions (7 Feb 05)

In northern climes (10 Jan 05)
Rights Groups Slam BP's Tangguh Project (10 Jan 05)

Plea from PNG to Gathering of Mining Investors in Sydney (6 Dec 04)

Western Shoshone Challenge Government Decision to Open Spiritual and Cultural Area to Further Destruction by Gold Mining (30 Nov 04)

Miner, clan feuding over ‘sacred rock’ (27 Oct 04)

South Africa to Take Pulse of Its Environment (12 Oct 04)

Mining giants told to pay back Zimbabwean miners (1 Oct 04)

Rio Tinto to be prosecuted for uranium disaster (30 Sep 04)

Rio Tinto under multiple fire in Australia (6 Sep 04)

A new dawn for mining after a lost decade in PNG? (2 Sep 04)

New research throws STD into further doubt (31 Aug 04)

Why the World Bank snubbed the EIR - Special Report (28 Aug 04)

Green Corporate Partnerships? An exchange from the Ecologist (Jul/Aug 04)

Australian Government Chief Scientist Also Top Mining Executive (9 Aug 04)

Malaysia says giant Bakun dam under review (26 Jul 04)

NGO coalitions will take legal action on Indonesian Parliament's endorsement of Government Decree (24 Jul 04)
Quest for Justice on Bougainville continues (19 Jul 04)
Disputed mining bill endorsed in Indonesia (16 Jul 04)

Indonesian Minister Nabiel under fire for alleged incompetence (8 Jul 04)

Sandline mercenaries: from Sierra Leone to Iraq (9 Jun 04)

Finished business - Jabiluka goes to ground (29 May 04)

Ranger uranium mine: after the contamination (19 May 04)
Mining Giant Rio Tinto Defends Madagascar Project (17 May 04)

Future uncertain for Bougainville mine (5 May 04)

EFIC defends the indefensible (30 Apr 04)
Australian firms plunder Papua New Guinea (29 Apr 04)
Rio Tinto protest: 'Human rights, not mining sites' (29 Apr 04)

INCO to file lawsuit at International Arbitrage (28 Apr 04)
Aborigines get Jabiluka veto (22 Apr 04)
'Keystone Cops' uranium regulation shows need for immediate reform (12 Apr 04)

Uranium drinkers at Ranger say mine cut them loose as contamination spreads (5 Apr 04)

Contaminated water shuts Rio uranium mine (26 Mar 04)

United States wants international ruling kept secret (19 Mar 04)
Indonesian Government Decree Doesn't Alter Ban on Open-Cut Mining in Protected Forests (15 Mar 04)
Government allows mining firms back into protected areas as investment lure (12 Mar 04)

Troops to Stay at Freeport's Papua Mine (4 Mar 04)

Former PNG defence force commander cleared of sedition (3 Mar 04)
Behind the Freeport-Rio Tinto murders in 2000 (3 Mar 04)
Rio Tinto finally allows return of some of the victimised Blair Athol coal miners (27 Feb 04)
Comalco defends power subsidy, while citizens protest (19 Feb 04)

Australian Government Looks away from Payments to Indonesian Forces (7 Feb 04)

Interview Paul Skinner, chairman, Rio Tinto: No shocks, lots of ore
December Landslide Forces Freeport-McMoRan Unit To Scale Back Production (26 Jan 04)
Increased pollution from British mine in Indonesia (23 Dec 03)
EIB postpones loan decision on Laos copper mine (15 Dec 03)

Government Mulls Freeport Resumption / FBI Freeport probe (9 Dec 03)

A boot in both camps: Australian government chief scientist also works for Rio Tinto (8 Dec 03)
Yosepha Alomang: "PT Freeport must be shutdown immediately" (3 Dec 03)
Freeport-McMoRan resumes Grasberg operations after deaths (26 Nov 03)

Extractive Industries Review critical of oil and coal and submarine tailings disposal (26 Nov 03)

Searchers find one more body at Grasberg (17 Nov 03)

Kennecott cited for willful safety violation and slammed for pollution proposal (13 Nov 03)

DiamondWorks remembers its dead, in silence (11 Nov 03)

Freeport revises third quarter figure (11 Nov 03)

13 mining sites get forest status changed (6 Nov 03)
Further information on the landslide at Freeport's Grasberg Mine (4 Nov 03)

KPC Using Forces to Intimidate United Farmers (3 Nov 03)
Groups Reject Kennecott's "Pump and Dump" Plan citing threats to Property Rights, Community, Wildlife and Environment (29 Oct 03)

Freeport mine's business as usual after landslip deaths (18 Oct 03)
Major Disaster Strikes Freeport-Rio Tinto Indonesian Mine (11 Oct 03)
Security firm spied on road protesters (5 Oct 03)
Global Union Group Commits to Bring Rogue Company Rio Tinto to Justice, Reaffirms Solidarity (26 Sep 03)
International Research Project on Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste Flawed (22 Sep 03)
Laid-Off Kennecott Workers File EEOC Charges and Rally to 'Reverse the Outrage (3 Sep 03)

"Spare our homeland" rainforest tribes plead with B.C. mining giant (3 Sep 03)
Freeport Ambush Libel Case Opens in Jayapura (22 Aug 03)

Mining companies vow not to mine in world heritage areas (21 Aug 03)

Government excludes mining firms from environmental audit (31 Jul 03)

Land Grabbing Bill Returns to Senate to Threaten Sovereignty of Western Shoshone Nation (06 Aug 03)

Mining should be banned in protected forests (04 Aug 03)
Australian diggers bagging Indian mining contracts (07 Aug 03)

Indonesia: crece la oposicióa la minería en áreas protegidas (05 Aug 03)

Madagascar: proyecto minero de Rio Tinto avanza... para peor (05 Aug 03)

Corporate accountability: why? (03 Aug 03)

The Thor Case (03 Aug 03)

Access to courts for corporate accountability: recent developments (03 Aug 03)

The Rothschild Files (03 Aug 03)

Up against the Red Shield (03 Aug 03)
Northern Territory okays Jabiluka clean-up (01 Aug 03)

Cref Claims Ignorance of Gold Mining Controversies (26 Jul 03)
Blair Athol miners back on the job with Rio Tinto after 5 years of victimisation (25 Jul 03)
Coal Mines and Communities in Colombia: The Salem Connection (27 Apr 03)
Article on KPC (Kaltim Prima Coal) in Indonesia (20 May 02)

Apartheid victims sue Western banks and firms for billions
Associating with the Wrong Company: Rio Tinto's Record and the Global Compact
Australian firms plunder Papua New Guinea (27 Oct 03)
Australian hypocrisy over mining in Indonesian forests (03 Jul 03)
Ban Mining in Poboya-Paneki Forest Park Now (10 May 02)
Beware the Wolf at the Door: Conservation International (Oct 03)
Black veto on buried Jabiluka (09 Jul 03)
Book Review - The Politics of Power: Freeport in Soeharto's Indonesia
Bougainville Legal Action May Still Go Ahead (02 Apr 02)
Bougainville won't allow larger-scale loggers to harvest its forests (17 June 03)
Bougainville to see benefits in five years (19 Sep 02)
CAA-Oxfam Ombudsman Mining Report (Sep 03)
The case against QMM/Rio Tinto in Madagascar
CRA blamed for Bougainville conflict
Come clean, oil and mining firms told (21 May 03)
Corporate Killings at Freeport's Indonesian Mine? (1 Nov 03)
Country wide condemnation greets Indonesian government decision to allow mining in forests (03 Jul 03)

Czech Republic & Rio Tinto
Cyanide threat for Panguna on Bougainville (16 Jan 03)
The denial of traditional land rights in West Papua
'Development' not for tribes in India (18 Jun 05)
Dialogued to Death - Rio Tinto in the Philippines
Dirty Digger Awards 2003 (awards for industry shortcomings)
Diverse causes responsible for Bougainville conflict (09 Oct 02)
Early Day Motion on Rio Tinto & Capper Pass
Early Day Motion on Rio Tinto & Capper Pass 2
Environmental Destroyers Spoil Yap Thiam Hien Award 2002 (19 Dec)
ERA won't sign Jabiluka contract (28 Apr 03)
The exile who fights for the rights of all Papuans (27 Feb 03)
Extractive Industries is not the Answer for Decent and Sustainable Livelihood
For All the TNCs in China - A London Calling special - March 22 2004
Freeport McMoran pushed to improve human-rights policy (14 Feb 03)
Freeport-McMoRan receives subpoena in price-fixing probe (15 May 03)
Freeport: On mining companies and colonialism
Freeport paid Indonesian military US$5.6m in 'protection money' (13 Mar 03)
Freeport-Rio Tinto Joint Statement on payments to the Indonesian military (19 Mar 03)
Freeport-Rio Tinto: between the devil and the deep blue sea (11 June 03)
From Sludge to Fudge
Hamersley unions dig in (26 Apr 03)
How State Department is protecting Exxon, Unocal and Rio (18 Aug 02)
Indonesian military nothing more than mercenaries (17 Mar 03)
Indonesia's mining quagmire: a furious exchange!
An industry dedicated to deception - presentation to World Social Forum (17 Jan 04)
Investors barrack Rio Tinto bosses at their annual AGM (18 Apr 03)
Kennecott Brags About Highest Toxic Releases in US (Jul 03)
KCBC Calls Kennecott Utah Copper Bluff (9 Apr 03)
Kennecott CBC Supporters Rally at Tiffanys (10 Jun 03)
Kennecott workers file suit against Rio Tinto (15 Jul 03)
Labour and Women in Mining
Land, Forests, Displacement and Livelihoods: Protecting Women’s Rights in Mining
London Calling - July 13 2002
London Calling - August 1 2002
London Calling - August 2 2002
London Calling - August 6 2002
London Calling - August 12 2002
London Calling - August 25 2002
London Calling - September 2 2002
London Calling - September 27 2002
London Calling - November 18 2002
London Calling - February 4 2003
London Calling - February 17 2003
London Calling - March 30 2003
London Calling - May 3 2003
London Calling - June 4 2003
London Calling - July 8 2003
London Calling - July 17 2003
London Calling - July 23 2003
London Calling - August 7 2003
London Calling - November 30 2003
London Calling - December 7 2003
London Calling - December 17 2003
Vedanta - the panto! A London Calling special - January 10 2004
London Calling - February 7 2004
London Calling - February 26 2004
London Calling - May 25 2004
London Calling - June 2 2004
London Calling - August 23 2004
London Calling - August 27 2004
London Calling - September 15 2004
London Calling - October 10 2004
London Calling - May 29 2005
London Calling - October 18 2005
Major Drilling Unit/Pact at Grasberg Mine (26 Feb 03)
Mining a Sacred Land - Freeport in West Papua (Spring 2004)
Mining giant threatens to scar island paradise (23 Jun 03)
Mining in protected forests under fire (19 Jun 03)
Mining - the biggest toxic polluter in USA (30 Jun 03)
Mirrar welcome Senate inquiry
More speak out for forest protection from mining in Indonesia (13 Jul 03)
MPs slam Rio Tinto over asbestos payout moves (29 Nov 01)
'Most shameful practices' - Rio Tinto in the eye the storm

The Motupore Declaration on Mining (July 03)
Murder at the Freeport Mine (17 Feb 03)
Newmont endangers people, ecosystem (19 Jun 03)
News on Rio Tinto: Traditional owners reject Jabiluka moratorium (13 Apr 01)
Outraged Kennecott workers condemn Rio Tinto's alleged treachery (27 Jun 03)
Poboya Community Reject Mining Plans in Protected Forest Area (14 Jun 02)
Poboya Community Statement - Rejection of Gold Mining in Poboya
Poboya, Rio Tinto and PT CPM
Pondoland poised for 'green battle' (04 Jul 03)
PT Kelian: A Case Study of Global Operations
Public outcry over mining threat to Indonesian protected forests (23 Jun 03)
Pull The Plug On Comalco & Close The Bluff Smelter (23 May 03)
"Reject Rio Tinto" - Indonesian community's pro-forests message (17 Apr 03)
Remarks by John Rumbiak on security & West Papua (19 May 03)
Report of the Rio Tinto AGM (17 Apr 03)
Rio Tinto in Court battle over Bougainville
Rio Tinto in Orissa: the background
Rio Tinto Lecture Sinks (21 Nov 01)
Rio Tinto's 'most shameful practices'
Rio Tinto's Poor Public Perception
Rio Tinto's sacked workers not reinstated (16 Dec 02)
Rio Tinto Takes its Divide-and-rule Strategy to the Heart of London NGO's
Rio Tinto under Heavy Fire on Ranger and Jabiluka Uranium Operations
SD Unsustained: A critique of the MMSD project
Should US Resume Military Ties with Indonesia?
Somare gives blessing to Bougainville court case
Statement by the PNG Prime Minister on Bougainville lawsuit

Thieves strip station before its handover (22 Jul 02)
Three Communities Protest at Placer Dome AGM (30 Apr 03)
Troubled Rio Tinto must rehabiliate Jabiuka
Undermining the Forests (Canadian mining report in pdf format - Jan 00) - also in Spanish
Unions demand decent corporate standards at Rio Tinto's AGM (01 May 03)
Uranium leak near Kakadu (6 Mar 02)
US lawsuit on Bougainville still on (11 Dec 02)
US government opposes Bougainville lawsuit
Walhi splits with USAID (25 Mar 03)
West Papua Freedom leaders reject Freeport's blandishments (03 May 01)
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