Xolobeni battle surfaces in London

9 May 2016 - 12:00pm
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War on Want in South Africa's Saturday Dispatch. Read Mike Loewe's article Xolobeni Battle Surfaces in London

Mining activists in London this week accused a corporate investor of being the financial force behind the deadly battle to mine the dunes of Xolobeni. On Thursday activists from several anti-mining campaigns staged a picket outside the company’s offices at 140 London Wall. The 20 protesters hoisted a rough sheet with words daubed in red: “No mining Amadiba land.” They handed out pamphlets accusing Edwards of being the second biggest shareholder in Australian-listed mining company Mineral Resources (MRC), which is at the forefront of the drive to mine Xolobeni, and called was for Edwards to divest from MRC. The pamphlet was supported by the Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum, Caribbean Labour Solidarity, Colombia Solidarity, the Gaia Foundation and War on Want.

See War on Want's press release on Xolobeni here

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