Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

In a letter responding to a recent DW article about the economic potential of Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, Ecuadorean NGOs challenge the country’s continued commitment to large-scale mining that could “wipe out a good part of the existing biodiversity, and transform biodiverse jewels into open-pit nightmares”, against the will of indigenous...

Extractive colonialism in Europe: the case of Greece #Skouries

Extractive colonialism in Europe: the case of Greece #Skouries

Maria Kadoglou from YLNM member group Hellenic Mining Watch describes how, thanks to the EU’s mining-friendly policies, Greece and other European nations are becoming extractivist states, putting citizens, ecosystems and life-sustaining economies under threat. Published by Hellenic Mining Watch and Gresea Echos No 92, December 2017, Relance minière en Europe (french)....

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

Plataforma Contra a Mina de Touro O Pino, part of YLNM member network ContraMINAcción, Galicia, is reaching out to pilgrims walking the famous El Camino de Santiago to raise awareness about a new mining project they say will destroy and contaminate the area of Touro and O Pino, just 15...

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

YLNM Members Coal Action Network share a story from the frontlines of the Save Pont Valley Campaign, where two local residents have blocked Banks Mining’s on-going efforts to dig a new opencast in County Durham, UK. Originally published by CAN. 15/05/18 This morning (15/05/18) two Durham residents living just 300m...

Ecuador ¡ALERTA URGENTE!

Ecuador ¡ALERTA URGENTE!

Acción Ecológica, miembro de Sí a la Vida No a la Minería/ Yes to Life No to Mining YLNM informa a la red, la cual se une en solidaridad en repudio de los siguientes hechos. INTENTO DE ASESINATO A PRESIDENTE DE ECUARUNARI A las 07h30 de este 9 de mayo de 2018, en la comunidad de...

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

  • Written on: 04 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

  Originally published by The/Rules Here’s the magic number: 50 billion tons. That’s how much of the Earth’s materials and life forms we can safely use each year, without destroying the web of life.  That includes everything from wood to plastic, fish to livestock, minerals to metals: all the physical...

Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

YLNM members the Coal Action Network share stories from their new report- Slow Death in Siberia- which takes us deep into the coal-producing Kuzbass to hear firsthand from the indigenous Shor and other peoples how coal mining for export to nations like the UK is affecting them. Coal Action Network. 4/5/2018....

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Today YLNM member group Coal Action Network and NGO Fern release a new report – Slow Death in Siberia- which reveals the United Kingdom’s complicity in the coal-mining driven destruction of the Russian Kuzbass region and the indigenous peoples who call the region home. Originally published by Coal Action Network....

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Via Friends of the Earth Europe.  To revert the current ecological overshoot and build a sustainable society, we have to collectively engage in changing our economic model. New booklet “Sufficiency: moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency” suggests introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional...