New Women Building Power toolkit for women’s rights activists launched

New Women Building Power toolkit for women’s rights activists launched

YLNM allies WoMin have launched a fantastic new collection of research and informational materials that share a much needed eco-feminist perspective on African climate and energy justice and provide practical tools for women dealing with energy poverty. Find them here.   Press Release. WoMin, October 26th 2016. WoMin, a women-led...

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

Originally posted by The Guardian. By Rob Davies. Eight employees of BHP Billiton face criminal charges over the Samarco dam collapse a year ago that left 19 people dead and hundreds homeless, amid accusations that the company put profit before safety. Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday charged 26 people, 21 for...

The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

Finland’s new forestry law is opening up the country’s Arctic north and the territory of indigenous Sami people to mining, forestry and other extractive industries. YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Eurasian Arctic, Tero Mustonen, reports on how the Sami and others are resisting new destruction and reviving healthy ecosystems.  ...

Colombian Constitutional Court strengthens support for popular consultations on mining as referendum in Ibague, Colombia, put on hold

Colombian Constitutional Court strengthens support for popular consultations on mining as referendum in Ibague, Colombia, put on hold

In a boost to struggles against destructive mining across Colombia, the Colombian Constitutional Court has declared that municipalities have a constitutional right to hold referendums on and ban mining. This news comes as the much awaited referendum on mining in Ibague, Colombia, is put on hold due to legal action...

VICTORY! OceanaGold loses ISDS claim against El Salvador

VICTORY! OceanaGold loses ISDS claim against El Salvador

Australian mining company OceanaGold has lost its attempt to claim $284 million in compensation from El Salvador’s government via the World Bank’s secret trade court. This is a major victory for local communities resisting gold mining in El Salvador and for other resisting OceanaGold’s operations around the world. A collection...

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

  • Written on: 13 October 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

A subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, Máxima Acuña and her family are standing up for their rights to peacefully live off their lands, which are sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. In recent weeks, Maxima and her family have experienced a new...

BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

This 5-page introduction to how to protect your community from mining is perfect for helping communities respond rapidly to emerging threats from mining in their regions. Download: Protecting your community from mining, a basic guide. This is an abbreviated version of a longer guide written by Carlos Zorilla, a community...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Amianan Salakniban News Release, October 10, 2016  KASIBU, NUEVA VIZCAYA – Around 50 indigenous peoples from Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao staged a protest action in front of the gates of the open pit mining site of Oceana Gold Philippines Incorporated (OGPI) in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday to call...

Support the people of Ibague, Colombia, to have their say on mining and show the way to peace

Support the people of Ibague, Colombia, to have their say on mining and show the way to peace

The movement to stop mining in Ibague, Colombia has become a movement for peace and democracy. Citizens have already won the right to vote on the future of mining in their region, and now, on the 30th of October, the people of Ibague will go to the polls in an...