Watch Borroloola clan’s call out to #makeglencorepay
Glencore’s McArthur River mine is the world’s largest open cut lead and zinc mine, built in the belly of the sacred McArthur River in the Northern Territory. Long opposed by local Indigenous clan groups, the mine has for over a decade breached mining laws allowing an environmental crisis to unfold. Lead levels in fish are at toxic levels and there is widespread pollution of the region from acid-leaching waste rock.
In Australia, Glencore’s rampant resource extraction makes it one of the country’s worst polluters, making billions each year by trampling community’s rights and trashing country. Yet nearly 100% of its profits go overseas in company tax avoidance schemes. Abroad, Glencore’s record is equally as shameful, responsible for human rights and labour abuses and environmental destruction.
On the day of the Glencore AGM, communities on the front lines of Glencore mines from around the world will join Borroloola clan groups in solidarity to demand:
#Makeglencorepay for clean up at McArthur River Mine, taxes on profits made off Australian natural resources and for the damage to people and country its mines have caused around the world. Will you join us?
What: Action with Borroloola clan groups in front of the Glencore Australia Headquarters on the day of the Glencore AGM.
When: 9 – 10.30am
Where: Level 38 Gateway 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney
Supported by ActionAid Australia, Mineral Policy Institute, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Coalition and Lock the Gate Alliance.