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Vedanta Prepares To De-list

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  Damning Report Blames City Of London As Vedanta Prepares To De-list Foil Vedanta • Damning report on Vedanta’s operations released. MPs take note.• Protests at AGM as Vedanta de-lists.• FCA headquarters targeted as responsible for corporate crimes. Foil Vedanta* and a coalition of organisations have released a damning report ‘Vedanta’s Billions: Regulatory failure, environment and …

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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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Zambian farmers win against Vedanta in UK

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  Foil Vedanta Victory for Polluted Zambian Farmers Suing Vedanta in UK Judges today threw out Vedanta’s appeal to the May 2016 High Court judgment allowing Zambian farmers to have their case against the company heard in the UK. The judgment adds further weight to precedents holding UK companies legally responsible for the actions of …

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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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Global Day of Action against Vedanta at their AGM

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  * Protests to be held by communities affected by British miner Vedanta Resources in India and Africa. * Activist shareholders to again disrupt London AGM on 14th August. * Vedanta battles international arbitration and UK compensation case over Zambian pollution. Foil Vedanta Loud and theatrical protests will again be held outside the AGM of …

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Foil Vedanta: Convict the Mining Firm for Gross Pollution in Zambia

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  Statement by Foil Vedanta 28th June 2017 British Mining Firm to Deny Culpability for Gross Pollution in Zambia  UK miner Vedanta Resources’ will try to prevent major pollution case being tried in UK in its appeal hearing on 4th/5th July in London. The hearing will be met with solidarity protests at the Royal Courts …

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Poverty and Malnutrition in Odisha: Who is responsible?

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  Bansidhar Deep Indira Gandhi used the “Garibi Hatao” rhetoric to defend her contempt for constitutional morality, while the present BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government uses the rhetoric of “Sabka Vikas” and “Shreshth Bharat” to adopt the same cynical approach (Suhas Palshikar, Indian Express July 15, 2016). There was a time when India, after independence, …

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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 …