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...

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...

Berkeley Energia uranium mining project in Spain ‒ the EU’s only new uranium mine?

Berkeley Energia uranium mining project in Spain ‒ the EU’s only new uranium mine?

Berkeley Energia’s planned uranium mine in Retortillo, Spain, faces resistance from a growing movement of local people and allies from Portugal to France. Richard Harkinson from the London Mining Network assesses the Australian-incorporated, London-listed company’s attempt to open the European Union’s only open-cast uranium mine. Re-posted from Nuclear Monitor with permission...

Intag: Why BHP Billiton should leave a region famous for stopping destructive mines

Intag: Why BHP Billiton should leave a region famous for stopping destructive mines

Cloud forests, endangered species and the clear opposition of communities that have already successfully stopped two international mining companies. There are many reasons why BHP Billiton should abandon its plans to explore for copper in Intag, Ecuador. Originally published by bhpecuador.com. 7/6/18. BHP Billiton- the world’s largest mining company- has acquired...

Crime against the environment without consequences in Jachal, Argentina

Crime against the environment without consequences in Jachal, Argentina

“The only gold more valuable than life is water, which is life in itself.” Following the story of pollution and impunity unfolding around Barrick Gold’s Veladero Mine in Jachal, Argentina. Published 5/6/18 Only 2% the world´s water is fresh, and 75% of it comes from the glaciers. In Argentina, the...