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...

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Yes to Life, No To Mining celebrates three great successes in Romania, Greece and South Africa, where communities have won significant victories against destructive mining. We share these stories as inspiration to all. Victories like these encourage us to continue working in defence of life, for our health, for the...

Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism: Communities say No to extractivism and corporate plunder!

Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism: Communities say No to extractivism and corporate plunder!

On 12th November 2018 the Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism got under way in South Africa, bringing together over 400 community spokespeople & activists to explore how we can go beyond extractivism. Follow #TSFMining, #Right2SayNo and #YestoLifeNotoMining on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date. Press release from our friends WoMin below....

Ecuador: A’i Cofan de Sinangoe win historic victory over mining

Ecuador: A’i Cofan de Sinangoe win historic victory over mining

Lago Agrio (Sucumbíos). On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Provincial Court of Sucumbíos sentenced in favor ot the A’i Cofan Community of Sinangoe in the action of protection requested by Ombudsman and the A’i Cofán de Sinangoe community,  ruling to revert all the concessions that were operating and cancel the granting...

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...