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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...

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Original: https://colombialibredefracking.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/comunicado-consultas-populares-fracking/ On the 21stof October, Fusagasugá and San Bernardo will become the epicenter of environmental protection, defense of water and territory in Colombia with the popular consultations taking place in these municipalities. The citizens will voice whether they agree or not with the implementation of Fracking, mining activities and oil...

Territorial Defenders make a symbolic occupation of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá to request for respect towards Popular Consultations

Original: https://comiteambiental.com/noticias/movilizacion/la-toma-simbolica-que-realizaron-los-ambientalistas-a-la-corte-constitucional/ The National Environmental Movement made a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2nd, in front of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá with the purpose of asking the Constitutional Court to respect the popular consultations and guarantee the participatory democracy recognized in the Political Constitution of Colombia. The environmental movement...

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

The past 11thof August, in Bogotá, around 50 representatives of various territorial defence processes and a dozen experts, joined forces with the purpose of discussing the future of popular consultation in Colombia regarding extractive activities. Delegates of various municipalities from all over the country, from Cesar to Nariño, came together....

The Future of Popular Consultations: Colombian social leaders gather to exchange

The Future of Popular Consultations: Colombian social leaders gather to exchange

This week, new Colombian President Ivan Duque came into power. His election, and his connections to former right-wing leader Alvaro Uribe, have raised serious concerns about what comes next for Colombia’s peace process, ecosystems and the communities across the nation facing extreme repression for defending their lands, waters and livelihoods....

Spanish anti-mining platforms united against mining and speculation

Spanish anti-mining platforms united against mining and speculation

Spain: a large open-pit mine? 13 Social Movements in 5 autonomous communities are coordinating and claiming NO to SPECULATIVE and POLLUTANT EXTRACTION on the International Day against Open-Pit Mining. These platforms are warning against the proliferation of these extractive/speculative companies in Spain’s rural areas promoted by the European Union on...

El Parlamento Europeo insta a investigar sobre la vulneración generalizada de directivas europeas en las minas de San Finx

El Parlamento Europeo insta a investigar sobre la vulneración generalizada de directivas europeas en las minas de San Finx

– Se aprecia que el proyecto de explotación actual, aprobado en 2009, se debería haber sometido a los trámites de evaluación ambiental y participación pública – El abandono de dos presas de residuos mineros y los altos niveles de metales pesados en las aguas, a sólo 7 km de los...

Más de 26.000 personas firmaron, a pie de calle, contra el proyecto minero de Touro y O Pino en Galicia

Más de 26.000 personas firmaron, a pie de calle, contra el proyecto minero de Touro y O Pino en Galicia

La Plataforma Vecinal Mina Touro – O Pino NO y la Plataforma en Defensa de la Ría de Arousa han registrado en la Xunta de Galicia las más de 26.000 firmas contrarias al proyecto de megamina de cobre recogidas en las diferentes campañas informativas realizadas a pie de calle en...

‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

On Wednesday 27th June, Spanish campaigners attended the AGM of London-listed mining company Atalaya Mining to raise concerns about the company’s operations across Spain. Atalaya, which is listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), is the owner of the Riotinto copper mine in Huelva, Andalusia [not connected to Rio Tinto...

PRESS RELEASE: Spanish campaigners call Atalaya Mining to account

PRESS RELEASE: Spanish campaigners call Atalaya Mining to account

YLNM members ContraminAccion, Plataforma Mina Touro O Pino Non and allies from the UK and Spain are in London this week to voice their opposition to UK-listed mining company Atalaya mining’s operations in Spain. JOINT PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25/06/18 Spanish campaigners to attend Atalaya Mining’s AGM on...

Huge demonstrations against mining in Galicia, Spain

Huge demonstrations against mining in Galicia, Spain

On the 10th June hundreds marched through the streets of Santiago de Compostela in the latest mass demonstrations against new mining operations in Galicia, north west Spain. YLNM reports. 11 June 2018.  YLNM. This weekend in Santiago de Compostela members ContraMINAcción, a network of Galician organisations against mining, marched with the...