To change a BIT is not enough

Report by Both ENDS. 2015. How do globalised ‘free trade’ agreements entrench inequalities and perpetuate ecological destruction? This 2015 report includes a case study examining the impact of mining industry lobbying in Indonesia and the application of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in a legal conflict between Newmont and...

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Arctic Tero Mustonen discusses the threats facing indigenous communities of the far-north in climate-changed times, and how their pioneering responses gives us all cause for hope and action.   Originally posted by Defiant. 22/02/2017 I’ll be the first to admit it: reading and writing about...

Persecution Persists of Shuar Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador

Persecution Persists of Shuar Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador

Originally posted by Mining Watch Canada. 22/02/2017 With deep concern, we share the following statement from the Ecumenical Human Rights Commission of Ecuador (CEDHU its initials in Spanish) denouncing the arrest of a Shuar Indigenous leader in southeastern Ecuador. This is part of an ongoing campaign of militarization, criminalization and...

Origins of the mining conflict in Nankints, Ecuador

Origins of the mining conflict in Nankints, Ecuador

  • Written on: 23 February 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

Quito-based collective Minka Urbana has produced a short video,subtitled in English and French, illustrating the situation that the Shuar and affected campesino communities are facing. The Shuar people and affected campesino communities are facing an ongoing campaign of militarization, criminalization and forced displacement as a result of their resistance to a large scale, open-pit...

YLNM joins ContraMINAcción to celebrate third Meeting on Impacts of Mining, in Galicia

ContraMINAcción — YLNM joins ContraMINAcción to celebrate third Meeting on Impacts of Mining, in Galicia

YLNM member network ContraMINAcción will celebrate its third Meeting on Impacts of Mining next Saturday, March 4th in Santiago de Compostela (Vite Socio-Cultural Center), from 10:30AM. The meeting will bring together several international organizations that are part of the global network Yes to Life, No to Mining Network (YLNM), along with...

Tolupan human rights defender José de los Santos Sevilla assassinated in Honduras

Tolupan human rights defender José de los Santos Sevilla assassinated in Honduras

YLNM members Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4) have alerted the network to the fact that Tolupan indigenous leader Jose de Los Santos Sevilla has been assassinated in Honduras. M4 connect José’s murder to the predatory extractivism at work the in Honduras. We join M4 in expressing our solidarity with José’s family...

Buenas Noticias para la Red Sí a la Vida No a la Minería

Buenas Noticias para la Red Sí a la Vida No a la Minería

Estimadxs amigxs, Como coordinadores regionales de Sí a la Vida No a la Minería tenemos buenas noticias. Después de dos años trabajando juntos y construyendo esta red de forma voluntaria, hemos logrado obtener una pequeña financiación que nos permitirá a los 9 coordinadores regionales de YLNM de todo el mundo...

Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits: Canadian mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic Roşia Montană goldmine

Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits: Canadian mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic Roşia Montană goldmine

A new report from YLNM member group Mining Watch Romania reveals how free trade deals like the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) undermine democracy and threaten the ability of communities, civil society and governments to stop or even regulate mining projects.   Over the past 16 years residents of the town of...

YLNM Regional Coordinators

The daily running of the Yes to Life, No to Mining Global Solidarity Network is overseen by nine volunteer Regional Coordinators from around the world. Each coordinator is actively involved in supporting ‘frontline’ communities to resist mining and sustain or pursue life-sustaining alternatives. They are the bridges making YLNM’s connections...

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Originally published by the Laura Flanders Show. This special documentary, filmed on location in Dinétah- the name of the land of the Navajo people, spanning parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah- follows the Navajo people’s resistance to the massive industrial exploitation of their lands. 21 Billion tons of...