BHP’s dirty deeds on show

Photo: Peter Boyle

Two spectacular banner drops on Sydney's Darling Harbour Convention Centre exposed some of the "dirty deeds" of the world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton.

Environmentalists and Aboriginal rights supporters rallied outside the company’s annual general meeting on November 29 to highlight the billions of dollars profit BHP makes annually from the dirty energy sector, inclduing uranium, coal, oil and coal seam gas.

Aboriginal activists Roy "Dootch" Kennedy, Kevin Buzzacott and Peter Watts joined Colombian trade unionist Edwin Mejia inside the meeting to raise the concerns of indigenous communities imperiled by the mining company's irresponsible activities around the world.

Japanese activists joined Australians in highlighting the fact that Australian uranium fuelled the Fukushima nuclear disaster.