Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

 Extractive industries are pushing Africa’s indigenous peoples and their sacred lands to the margins, but the custodians of these sacred lands are pushing back, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades. Originally published in Intercontinental Cry. June 28, 2017 (Sacred natural site custodians in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia perform a welcome...

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Colombian citizens are employing a range of new democratic tactics to defend their territories, livelihoods and life from extractivism, writes Mariana Gomez, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. This is a moment of great innovation. Article compiled thanks to articles and press notes by Fernando Jaramillo, Francisco Arias and other members of...

EL CAMPO CHARRO EN LUCHA POR LA INTENCIÓN DE UNA MULTINACIONAL AUSTRALIANA DE ABRIR UNA MINA DE URANIO A CIELO ABIERTO

EL CAMPO CHARRO EN LUCHA POR LA INTENCIÓN DE UNA MULTINACIONAL AUSTRALIANA DE ABRIR UNA MINA DE URANIO A CIELO ABIERTO

En pleno corazón de la dehesa salmantina se pretende construir una instalación radiactiva que tendrá efectos devastadores sobre el Medio Ambiente y la salud de los habitantes de toda la comarca, con implicaciones en Portugal (la frontera se encuentra a 30 km. en línea recta) y afección de un espacio...

Calling Australian Allies: Help Stop Uranio halt a uranium mine in Salamanca, Spain

Stop Uranio — Calling Australian Allies: Help Stop Uranio halt a uranium mine in Salamanca, Spain

YLNM members Stop Uranio are working to stop Australian company Berkeley Energia’s planned uranium mine in Retortillo, Salamanca, Spain. They believe this unwanted mine is being backed by money from Australian pension funds and are calling for solidarity from the people of Australia to stop it. Read on, spread the...

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

The small nation of El Salvador has banned metal mining and defeated a mining multinational suing the nation for protecting its water sources… How did this happen? What can we learn? Can El Salvador’s historic victories be replicated elsewhere?   Ethics and International Affairs, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh.  June 19, 2017  A...

Communities maintain peaceful blockade to protest negative impacts of Tahoe Resources’ mine in Guatemala

Communities maintain peaceful blockade to protest negative impacts of Tahoe Resources’ mine in Guatemala

Guatemalan communities have peacefully and inspiringly been protesting the impacts of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine by stopping mine-related traffic. Find out more from NISGUA. Nisgua. June 15th 2017 Since June 7, 2017, communities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala have maintained a 24-hour peaceful protest of mine-related traffic. They...

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Women affected by the horrors of the Bougainville Crisis have blocked attempts by the Papua New Guinean Government to re-open the mine that played a key role in sparking the deadly conflict. ABC News, 17 June 2017 The push to reopen a controversial copper mine on the island of Bougainville...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

Trun: Bulgarian town backs gold mining ban in referendum

Trun: Bulgarian town backs gold mining ban in referendum

The people of Trun, Bulgaria, have voted to reject gold mining on their lands with an overwhelming 93% majority in a local referendum. This makes Trun the third ‘mining-free’ municipality in Bulgaria.   See News. 12th June 2017. SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 12 (SeeNews) – Voters in Sunday’s local referendum in the...

Eldorado Gold’s Unspoken Legal Problems in Greece

Eldorado Gold’s Unspoken Legal Problems in Greece

Eldorado Gold is facing serious and complex legal problems in Greece: the greek government is taking Eldoradο to arbitration. The company has prevented any of this  information from leaking to the international press. Investors have been kept completely in the dark and are not even aware that an arbitration processthat...