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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.

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...

Environmental Defenders Met with Paramilitary Death Threats in Tolima, Colombia

Environmental Defenders Met with Paramilitary Death Threats in Tolima, Colombia

By Hannibal Rhoades. Originally posted by The Gaia Foundation, 10th June 2016 Environmental and indigenous groups, who recently protested peacefully for their right to water and a healthy environment in the Colombian province of Tolima, have received death threats alleged to be from the ‘Aguilas Negras’ (the Black Eagles), a...

Graham Edwards: Divest from MRC!

Graham Edwards: Divest from MRC!

  • Written on: 06 April 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

As a part of the movement to tackle intimidation, violence and extra-judicial killings against environmental and human rights activists, as well as in response to the murder of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, we are supporting the following petition hosted by Avaaz. Click here to sign the petition. It’s like the script...

Urgent Action: Call for the release of imprisoned Mongolian environmental defender

Urgent Action: Call for the release of imprisoned Mongolian environmental defender

 Mr Beejin Khastumur, an environmental defender and founder of Mongolian non-profit organisation Delhiin Mongol Nogoon Negdel (DMNN), has been imprisoned by the Mongolian authorities under suspicious circumstances. DMNN, an organisation which advocates for the protection of the environment and the rights of the nomad people of Mongolia, has exposed many violations of...

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

  • Written on: 24 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests in Finnish Lapland and the homeland of the Sámi indigenous people if a new Forestry Act legislation passes in the Finnish Parliament next week. Both Indigenous Sámi leaders and Arctic scientists are concerned about the proposed new reforms. All of the Sámi reindeer herding...

Peticion:  Mujeres denuncian que proyectos extractivos generan violencia

Peticion: Mujeres denuncian que proyectos extractivos generan violencia

  • Written on: 11 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Via YLNM members Salva la Selva. La activista hondureña Berta Cáceres ha sido asesinada esta semana. La Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras exige YA a empresas y gobiernos responsabilidad para el cese de un tipo particular de violencia que va en aumento: la violencia contra las mujeres en el contexto...

Urgent action: protection for Gustavo Castro Soto, witness of Berta Cáceres murder

Urgent action: protection for Gustavo Castro Soto, witness of Berta Cáceres murder

  • Written on: 03 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

As detailed in a 2015 report from Global Witness, Honduras is the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists. Urgent action alert : we are asking for protection for Gustavo Castro Soto,  who witnessed the assassination of Berta Cáceres last night & was injured himself. He is now...