Historias de resistencia

Stories of Resistance

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...

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Every year, the Comite Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida from Tolima, Colombia, holds a carnival parade in defence of land, water and life in the streets of the city of Ibagué. Drawing over 100,000 people to the city, the march has been a critical place for people to raise...

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Yo amo a Cumarál — Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

The Municipality of Cumaral, Meta, Colombia, is another of Colombian municipality calling on its inhabitants to a Popular Consultation to prohibit oil extraction projects in their territory. The Municipality of Cumaral is located in the Andes foothills, towards the eastern plains of Colombia, 10 miles (25 kms) northeast from Villavicencio,...

Demonstration targets Petmin’s key investors with demands to divest from Tendele coal mine

Demonstration targets Petmin’s key investors with demands to divest from Tendele coal mine

‘Poverty created, ancestors disrespected, water depleted’. Communities resisting mining across South Africa came together in solidarity action on March 8th to reject the expansion of the Tendele coal mine as part of a global climate mobilisation. Published by Save our iMfolozi Wilderness. May 9, 2017 A noisy but peaceful demonstration, part of...

VICTORY! Peruvian Supreme Court Acquits Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

VICTORY! Peruvian Supreme Court Acquits Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

Press Release. 3 May 2017 Earthworks – Sum of Us Washington, DC — Today, the Supreme Court of Peru upheld a lower court decision in favor of local farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family in their fight to protect their land near the proposed Conga gold mine. The Conga...

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Frontline communities, scientists and campaigners opposing experimental deep sea mining say Apple’s newly announced commitment to a ‘no-mining’ future makes this frontier industry unnecessary.   Press Release. 2 May 2017 Oasis Earth- MiningWatch Canada – Bismarck Ramu Group – Deep Sea Mining Campaign – Solwara Warriors Scientists and civil society...

The European Parliament insists on a cyanide ban in mining

The European Parliament insists on a cyanide ban in mining

The EU Parliament has voted resoundingly in favour of a ban on cyanide use in mining within Europe. This is a victory for YLNM members the BangBan Cyanide campaign, but the campaign continues. In a strong vote with 566 in favor and 8 against the European Parliament has reiterated its call...

Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines

Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines

Citing a need to protect communities and biodiversity, Philippine environment minister Regina Lopez has announced the decision to ban new open-pit metal mines in one of the world’s most mineralised nations. Originally published by Mongabay. 1 May 2017. QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Prompted by powerful evidence of massive injury to...

La tragedia de El Dorado: Un salvavidas para el Rio Atrato

La tragedia de El Dorado: Un salvavidas para el Rio Atrato

En una sentencia inédita, el alto tribunal consideró al río “sujeto de derechos” y especial protección constitucional. Por eso le ordenó al Estado un plan de choque para salvar este afluente de la minería desbordada y el mercurio.   Elspectador. 29 Abril 2017 (El Atrato es el tercer río más...

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple, one of the world’s largest tech giants, has announced its ambition to “stop mining the earth altogether.” This is a groundbreaking pledge, but questions remain over how and when Apple plans to do this. Published by VICE News. By Arielle Duhaime-Ross  Apr 19, 2017 Apple has one of the most aggressive sustainability...

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

After the third spill by the Canadian Multinational Barrick Gold in Veladero, Argetina, the “Do Not Touch Jáchal” Organization has spent 18 months of unstopped camping in front of the Jáchal Municipality Building 18 of April 2017, Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina. Months pass, spills of cyanide solution continue to occur...