Thursday, 7 March 2013

Anglo American (World's largest Platinum Producer) hacked by Anonymous

Anglo American is a British multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. They are the world's largest primary producer of platinum (accounting for about 38% of the worldwide annual supply) and mine many other things like diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore and metallurgical and thermal coal. Many subsidaries belong to Anglo American: Anglo-gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American Platinum (Amplat).
It has operations in Africa, Asia, Australia , Europe, North America and South America
Based in South Africa, most of the group's operations lie in the northwest and northeast of Johannesburg. A majority of the company's operations take place in the Bushveld Igneous Complex, a large region that contains a range of mineral commodities including chromium, vanadium, titaniferous magnetite and platinum group metals.
Anglo American Platinum filed SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) against a South African (public interest) lawyer Richard Spoor, who represented indigenous communities affected by platinum mining on tribal land. 
Actions included: an application in the High Court for a so-called gagging order, ostensibly to prevent him further injuring the good name and reputation of the corporation; the lodging of complaints with the Law Society of  unprofessional behaviour; and the lodging of a civil action for damages for $500,000.
Anglo American Platinum also obtained an ex parte (without notice) order interdicting two tribal chiefs from interfering with their mining operations and had them arrested with charges of intimidation and trespass. 
Subsequently, followers of the two tribal chiefs were shot, beaten and arrested for protesting the mine's presence on the tribal land.
In August 2007, British charity War on Want published a report accusing  Anglo American Platinum's parent company Anglo American of profiting from the abuse of people in the (developing) countries in which the company operates.
In the report, Anglo American Platinum is accused of displacing communities in South Africa, including forcing the entire Magobading community off its land and into the Mecklenberg township.
In late October, 2012, security forces opened fire on mineworkers using rubber bullets. South African Miners have been striking since September 2012, and many of them have been injured and killed.
Anglo American has mines, suchas Catal√£o, in Brazil, where they dig niobium and phosphates that are used to produce fertilizer, glyphosate, and herbicides like Monasanto's Round-up, which caused water contamination and genetic mutations.
Great multinationals use "greenwashing" in order to avert human rights complaints.
So large firms raise funds from people declaring to protect mining war-areas and they use this money in order to get a better control of public opinion and mining areas.
We say enough to all of this, 
We refuse this great lie which sounds like the Nazi propaganda of the 30s.
Anglo American, you destroy nature and pursue and kill indigenous people.
In the name of tribal leaders, whom you have offended, and the natives you have deported, in the name of the miners killed during a strike against your dirty company, in the name of nature that you consider as a source of gain: We curse you!
We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not Forgive
We do not Forget
Expect US

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