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Niyamgiri and the Goldman award: Savarna Solidarity or Kaun Banega Crorepati?

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  Surya Shankar Dash More than a year and half ago some activists related to the Niyamgiri movement were consulted by anthropologist Dr. Felix Padel about who would be the best person to be nominated for the Goldman award for environmentalists (referred to as the Green Nobel by conservation NGOs). Some strongly opined that such …

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“Zero Harm”: Minutes of Vedanta Resources’ 2017 AGM

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  Foil Vedanta This year was Vedanta’s 14th AGM, since registering on the London Stock Exchange in December 2003, and the 14th year that dissident shareholders have attended the meeting to hold the company to account for their environmental and human rights abuses. The minutes published by activist shareholders every year, documenting the company’s response …

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Zambia, India and London Protest Against Vedanta AGM

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  Foil Vedanta 29th July 2016 * Angry protests across Zambia and India in run up to Vedanta’s London AGM on Friday. * Tribals and Dalit Bahujans protest beating and murder of activists resisting Vedanta’s Niyamgiri mine. * UK courts hear two cases against Vedanta’s Zambian operations. * UNCTAD report reveals scale of KCM’s export …

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Vedanta sponsored Jaipur Literature Festival disrupted in London

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  20th May 2016 A group of protesters from a wide range of organisations today disrupted the Jaipur Literature Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, taking over the stage with their placards and giving shouted speeches to the eminent audience about the multiple criminal convictions and abusive pattern of operation of the festival’s main sponsor, the …