Alyansa Tigil Mina is a coalition of organisations and groups who are campaigning against the promotion of irresponsible and destructive mining in the Philippines. As a peoples movement it consists of groups and individuals, NGOs, faith-based networks and academic organisations. Alyansa Tigil Mina works at various sites of struggle across the Philippines, areas where communities are resisting the destruction of land and livelihoods by mining activities. They seek to raise the capacities of those communities who are protecting their environment and assist communities in the defence of their land through free legal assistance, fact-finding missions, solidarity activities, networking and alliance building.
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Mindoro Campaign: Protecting Island Ecology Defending Peoples Rights
Campaign by Alyansa Tigil Mina in conjunction with Alyansa Laban Sa Mina and the National Sectariat for Social Action (NASSA) opposes the entry of large scale mining on Mindoro island. The Mindoro Nickel Project threatens food security, ecological harmony and also encroaches upon customary and ancestral lands of a number of indigenous communities in the area. The full report is available here.
Major Tailings Dam Failures in the Philippines
This report, providing stark and visual evidence, documents the environmental and social damages resulting from leaking tailings dams in a number of cases across the Philippines.
Panama: Against the Mining Empire
This publication explores the gains in the Alyansa Tigil Mina campaign, for the organisation, its partners and members. Exploring case studies, issues and legal frameworks relating to mining in the Philippines
MacArthur Leyte: Mining and SuperTyphoon Yolanda
This report explores the town of MacArthur, a town threatened by black sand mining and who also felt the force of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded. It documents how people have risen to the challenges; particularly the experiences of the local Fisherfolk and Farmers Association in resistance to mining, the impacts of Typhoon Yolanda, and how local communities are preparing for the future.