Historias de resistencia

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Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej in Romania

Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej in Romania

Members of Mining Watch Romania, a  YLNM member organisation, report suffering intimidation, obstruction and abuse during a fact finding mission to the Certej Mine, Romania.     Mining Watch activists were aggressed and abused by Deva Gold employees on last Tuesday at Certej in Romania. Their right of path on...

Comité Ambiental at the UN: Colombia should respect popular consultations

Comité Ambiental at the UN: Colombia should respect popular consultations

Popular consultations are giving citizens a democratic say on the future of mining and energy projects across Colombia. Yet they face opposition from government and business. This week, the Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida addressed the UN to discuss why popular consultations must be respected. Valentina Camacho Montealegre....

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

By Valentina Camacho Montealegre | Published 06/08/2017 @valentinacmpm   With 14 votes in favour, the plenary of the City Council of Ibagué has approved Agreement 012 “whereby measures are to be taken for the preservation and defense of the ecological and cultural heritage of the Municipality of Ibagué” by banning mega-mining. The...

Press-release on the Outrage against environmental leaders in Cajamarca, Colombia – By the Youth Socio-environmental collective group of Cajamarca COSAJUCA 

Press-release on the Outrage against environmental leaders in Cajamarca, Colombia – By the Youth Socio-environmental collective group of Cajamarca COSAJUCA 

By: COSAJUCA 28 of July 2017  COSAJUCA informs the public opinion that the 28th of July at 7:30pm close to the hamlet of Cajamarca, exactly on the road to the Rincón Placer and Ciudadela Ismael Perdomo, two members of COSAJUCA were victims of an outrage with firearm. Fortunately, these two...

Jachal, Argentina states it will not allow a covenant with darkness

Jachal, Argentina states it will not allow a covenant with darkness

Jachal, Argetina states it will not allow a covenant with darkness. Official press release by the Don´t Touch Jachal Assembly The Argentinian Mining Federal Pact has been signed by the ex-president Cristina Fernández de Kichner and the ex-governor José Luis Gioja of San Juan, joined by other Barrick governors is...

Please sign: We Demand Justice for Mariano Abarca from Mexican and Chiapas Authorities

The Movimiento M4, a YLNM member is distributing the following solidarity call of mexican organisation Otros Mundos A.C./Amigos de la Tierra México and others in support of Mariano Abarca’s Family .  The Mexican state failed in its obligation to defend and protect the life of Mariano Abarca Roblero, a highly...

Take Action: Support Galician YLNM members’ campaign to investigate the San Finx mine

Take Action: Support Galician YLNM members’ campaign to investigate the San Finx mine

Show your support for YLNM members in Galicia, Spain, defending their lands and waters from a tungsten mine. Sign the petition! ContraMINAcción and the Vida e Ria ou Minaria? campaign, both members of YLNM, have taken the case of the San Finx tin and tungsten mines to the European Parliament....

Pijao and Arbeláez say No to mining and hydrocarbons

Pijao and Arbeláez say No to mining and hydrocarbons

The municipalities of Pijao and Arbeláez have voted to ban mining and oil extraction in their territories in order to defend sustainable rural livelihoods and new ideals for their cities. Text below translated from El Espectador. 9th July 2017 With 2,613 votes from the people of Pijao and 4,312 from...

Ecuador: DECOIN win major United Nations conservation prize

Ecuador: DECOIN win major United Nations conservation prize

The Yes to Life, No to Mining Network congratulate DECOIN, deserved winners of this year’s prestigious UN Development Programme Equator Prize, on over twenty years defending land and building alternatives to mining. 11 July 2017. YLNM. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have announced the winners of the Equator Prize 2017....

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

 Extractive industries are pushing Africa’s indigenous peoples and their sacred lands to the margins, but the custodians of these sacred lands are pushing back, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades. Originally published in Intercontinental Cry. June 28, 2017 (Sacred natural site custodians in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia perform a welcome...

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Colombian citizens are employing a range of new democratic tactics to defend their territories, livelihoods and life from extractivism, writes Mariana Gomez, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. This is a moment of great innovation. Article compiled thanks to articles and press notes by Fernando Jaramillo, Francisco Arias and other members of...