The Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED
Join us for our major annual demonstration at Vedanta’s AGM.
Bring drums, placards, banners and lots of energy!
JOIN OUR GRASSROOTS SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT TO BRING VEDANTA TO TRIAL AND JUSTICE IN LONDON.
KICK VEDANTA OUT OF LONDON! LOOTER, POLLUTER, CRIMINAL in AFRIKA & INDIA
Show your solidarity with communities in Afrika and India fighting Vedanta!
In Odisha, India Vedanta lost $10 billion this year when a tribal community won a ten year struggle against the State and the company to stop the Niyamgiri mountain being mined!
In Zambia Vedanta’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) poisoned thousands of people, causing ongoing birth deformities, in major pollution spills in 2006 and 2010. They refused to pay a $2 million fine. Vedanta claim they are making a loss and cannot pay taxes or workers, keeping their accounts secret, but Foil Vedanta research discovered they were making $500 million/year at KCM! Foil Vedanta’s report: Copper Colonialism, (see website) has led to protests and calls for KCM to be re-nationalised.
In Sri Lanka subsidiary Cairn India are one of the only oil companies drilling in the Tamil seas, with the support of the genocidal Sri Lankan miltary and navy, after all other oil majors pulled out. David Cameron personally enabled Cairn India to be sold to Vedanta against the Indian governments wishes, due to environmental and health and safety concerns.
In Goa, India Vedanta subsidiary Sesa Goa’s operations were stopped after it emerged that they exported 150 million tonnes of iron ore in 2010/11 while only declaring 7.6 million, their agreed export allowance. They have also caused toxic mine waste floods.
FOIL VEDANTA IS a grassroots international solidarity group. We carry out cutting edge research on the company and the interests behind it, aiming to bring Vedanta to trial in London, as a case study of corporate crime. We also support, link, and amplify the demands of communities struggling against Vedanta around the world.