Going ‘Beyond Extractivism’ on the Global Day Against Mega Mining 2019

Going ‘Beyond Extractivism’ on the Global Day Against Mega Mining 2019

Every year on the 22nd of July, communities, organisations and networks mark the Global Day Against Mega Mining (GDAMM)- raising their voices and joining in solidarity to denounce the escalating impacts of large-scale mining around the planet. In previous years members of YLNM Network have organised protests, held festivals, popularised...

La Península Ibérica: una gran mina a cielo abierto

La Península Ibérica: una gran mina a cielo abierto

Plataformas antimegaminería de la Península Ibérica unidas contra la especulación Plataformas y movimientos sociales de toda la Península Ibérica reivindican el NO A LA EXTRACCIÓN ESPECULATIVA y CONTAMINANTE en el Día Mundial Contra la Minería a Cielo Abierto. Las plataformas anti-megaminería continúan su lucha para que el beneficio de una...

MEDIA RELEASE – Why the Rush for Seabed Mining?

MEDIA RELEASE – Why the Rush for Seabed Mining?

A new report from the Deep Sea Mining campaign, MiningWatch Canada and London Mining Network exposes companies driving speculative rush for Deep Sea Mining in an unholy alliance with UN body – the International Seabed Authority. Highlighting the life-ways and resistance of Pacific Island Peoples, the report calls for a...

Froxán: Galician ICCA Community Launches Mining Awareness Educational Materials

Froxán: Galician ICCA Community Launches Mining Awareness Educational Materials

YLNM member community Froxán has created a new set of educational materials that explain the history of mining in Galicia and the industry’s impacts on health, society and nature. Including a children’s book, documentary film and school curriculums, these materials are an attempt to push back against efforts by mining...

Colombia: Free the Bruno River!

Colombia: Free the Bruno River!

Urgent action request from YLNM Members Coal Action Network Dear supporters, In October 2018 three Colombian leaders came to offer their support and to learn from communities in the UK fighting opencast coal mine. Now they are asking for our assistance. They live in la Guajira, a semi desert region...

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

By Steven H. Emerman, Ph.D. During the last two weeks of June 2019, I had the opportunity to evaluate three Spanish mining projects, in collaboration with Ecologistas en Acción, Plataforma Touro-O Pino Mina Non, and ContraMINAcción. The three projects were the active Riotinto Mine in Andalucía (southern Spain), the proposed...