ACCIÓN URGENTE. Al gobierno ecuatoriano: contra la doble cacería extractivista

Urgent Action to stop double persecution against Shuar communities and Accion Ecologica NGO in Ecuador

Urgent Action to stop double persecution against Shuar communities and Accion Ecologica NGO in Ecuador

Urgent Action to stop double persecution against Shuar communities and Accion Ecologica NGO in Ecuador

The Ecuadorean Government is threatening to shut down YLNM members Accion Ecologica because of their support for the Shuar People, who are defending their land from a mine that does not have their free prior, informed consent. Help stop this, sign the letter to Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.    ...

Dozens of International Organizations and Networks Call for an End to State of Emergency and Militarization in Ecuador’s Southern Amazon

Dozens of International Organizations and Networks Call for an End to State of Emergency and Militarization in Ecuador’s Southern Amazon

Yes to Life, No to Mining members have joined the call to end the militarization of the of the Shuar Indigenous communities of Nankints and the State of Emergency declared in the southeastern Amazonian province of Morona Santiago. These aim to impose the Pananzta-San Carlos mine project in the area.  ...

Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Big news to round-out 2016: Obama uses law that allows presidents to block sale of new offshore drilling and mining rights and makes it difficult for their successors to reverse decision.       The Guardian. 20/12/2016 Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned...

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest

Originally published by The Guardian. 06/12/2016. By Rebecca Solnit. No one saw it coming. But on a Sunday, word came that the US Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawing permission to build the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river, just above the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. What do you...

Cajamarca’s Popular Referendum on Mining- An Update from Colombia

Cajamarca’s Popular Referendum on Mining- An Update from Colombia

In the Colombian city of Cajamarca, citizens are organising a popular consultation on the future of mining projects in their region, including Anglo Gold Ashanti’s La Colosa gold mine. They have faced many challenges. Here the committee for the popular referendum on mining in Cajamarca gives an update. Originally published...

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

Frontline communities resisting mining and fracking in South Africa have come together to create the Matatiele Manifesto. Calling for food and energy sovereignty, land rights and water protections, the manifesto strikes at the heart of South Africa’s extractivist land policies, writes Rachel Lees. Written for YLNM by Rachel Lees. 05/12/2016....