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Campaigns

For those of you who want to find other active ways to express your resistance to mining, we’ve selected a number of inspiring campaigns that we hope will be of interest. These represent the diverse ways in which we can stand up and be counted in saying Yes to Life, No to Mining. This page is kept up to date so check back for new campaigns in the future, and if you think we should be featuring something, drop us a line through the connect page.

Para aquellos que quieran encontrar otras formas de expresar activamente su resistencia a la minería, hemos seleccionado unas cuantas campañas muy interesantes que esperamos sean de su interés. Éstas representan las diversas maneras en que podemos ponernos de pie y hacernos notar, diciendo Sí a la Vida, No a la Minería. Esta página es actualizada regularmente; visítala de nuevo en el futuro para conocer nuevas campañas, y si crees que hay algo que debemos incluir, envíanos un mensaje a través de la página de conexión.

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

The people of Cajamarca are preparing a popular consultation to decide whether to ban mining in their territory. The stakes are high for a town that would be severely impacted by one of the largest planned gold mines in Latin America. Share YLNM’s solidarity message to the people of Cajamarca on Facebook or Twitter. YLNM. Published...

No to industrial mega-mining for gold in French Guiana! Non à la méga-mine d’or industrielle en Guyane!  ¡No a la mega mina de oro en la Guayana Francesa!

No to industrial mega-mining for gold in French Guiana! Non à la méga-mine d’or industrielle en Guyane! ¡No a la mega mina de oro en la Guayana Francesa!

A coalition of French associations and their global allies is calling for an immediate halt to plans for a vast new gold mine in French Guiana, as well as for a moratorium on all industrial mega-mining projects in this critical Amazon region. Originally posted March 21st 2017. Francais ci-dessous. Espanol abajo. ENGLISH On...

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

The people of Cabrera, a water-rich, food producing municipality in Colombia, have banned mining and large hydropower on their lands through a popular consultation. Their victory is the latest success in a wave of popular consultations across Latin America. Article by YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez. Video produced by the people of Cabrera,...

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...

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

  • Written on: 13 October 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

A subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, Máxima Acuña and her family are standing up for their rights to peacefully live off their lands, which are sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. In recent weeks, Maxima and her family have experienced a new...

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a direct action movement against the...

Shots fired at home of Mayan human rights defender Angelica Choc

Shots fired at home of Mayan human rights defender Angelica Choc

Originally posted by YLNM Member Rights Action. 18/09/2016. Just after midnight, Friday September 16, 2016, shots were fired at the home of Angelica Choc, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ human rights leader and community defender in El Estor, department of Izabal, Guatemala, while she slept inside with her youngest son and an...

URGENT ACTION : #RIGHT2RIP : TELL AURA MINERALS TO RESPECT THE DEAD AND THE LIVING IN HONDURAS!

URGENT ACTION : #RIGHT2RIP : TELL AURA MINERALS TO RESPECT THE DEAD AND THE LIVING IN HONDURAS!

  • Written on: 08 July 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Aura Minerals, a Toronto-based mining company, is seeking to dig up and move a 200 year old cemetery near La Unión, Copán, Honduras. The community of Azacualpa has countless loved ones currently buried in this valued site, with the most recent burial just earlier this year. Aura Minerals says that they cannot continue mining for...

Take Action: A Fair Trial for Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Take Action: A Fair Trial for Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Published July 5th 2016. Updated July 8th 2016. In March 2016, environmental and human rights defender Mr Beejin Khastumur was arrested and imprisoned under suspicious circumstances following an altercation in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. Now, despite his temporary release on medical grounds, Beejin will stand trial on Thursday 21st July. If found...

Save Dory’s home from toxic mine waste!

Save Dory’s home from toxic mine waste!

  • Written on: 17 June 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

The spunky Dory from the movie Finding Dory is a blue tang – a royal blue tropical fish that lives in the South Pacific Ocean, where mining companies are dumping toxic mine waste. TAKE ACTION: Help save Dory’s home! Show your support by signing this petition. Mining companies operating in...