Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Activist superglued to mining corporation in London
Undercurrents reporter Hamish filmed the activists that superglued themselves to BHP Hq in London-the world's biggest mining corporation. Based in Australia, they are responsible for mining hundreds of tonnes of coal, as well as for human rights abuses worldwide. One example is their involvement in Cerrejón, the world's biggest opencast mine, in Colombia, which has displaced 14'000 people.
With all this in mind they decided to disrupt business as usual at BHP's head offices in London. They scattered coal in the lobby, glued to the revolving doors and nearby windows, while a second door nearby was D-locked.
BHP Billiton Plc
London SW1V 1BH