La arracacha, el sustento de una comunidad que dijo NO al extractivismo – Cajamarca, Tolima, Colombia

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

Historias de resistencia

Stories of Resistance

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

What happens after a community successfully says No to mining? Having rejected the La Colosa Gold Mine in a popular consultation last year, the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, and forward-thinking Colombia businesses are building a future based on the region’s real treasures- clean water, land and agriculture. Article drawn from...

#RighttoSayNO to mining campaign takes off in South Africa

#RighttoSayNO to mining campaign takes off in South Africa

South African communities resisting mining are uniting to build power and assert their #RighttoSayNo to mining in a new campaign. Find out more and stand in solidarity with them! AIDC, April 2018. Mining-affected communities are repeatedly denied what is known as the right to free prior and informed consent (FPIC) when...

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Recovering gold, copper, and other metals from electronic waste isn’t just sustainable, it’s actually 13 times cheaper than extracting metals from mines, researchers report in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology. Environmental Leader, 9th April 2018. Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing and Macquarie University in Australia...

Mencherep, Siberia: An incredible victory in an unlikely place

Mencherep, Siberia: An incredible victory in an unlikely place

Coal Action Network share a report from Mencherep, a small village in Siberia’s Kuzbass region, where local people, a small environmental group and committed lawyers have won an unlikely victory and stopped a new coal mine. A pretty rural village, Mencherep, lies beside a lake in the Kuzbass region of Russia....

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

Mariana Gómez Soto (Yes to Life, No to Mining’s Latin America coordinator in Colombia) speaks to the Karibu Foundation, about Cajamarca’s mine-stopping referendum, how it has affected political life in Colombia and inspired other movements in the region and around the world. Karibu Foundation, April 15th 2017 In 2009, South...

Pont Valley: Bust of Secretary of State unveiled to protest lack of action on opencast coal

Pont Valley: Bust of Secretary of State unveiled to protest lack of action on opencast coal

Communities resisting new opencast coal projects in the UK, YLNM members Coal Action Network and artists use creative protest to tell UK Government to revoke permits for new coal mines, like Banks Mining’s Bradley Project in Pont Valley. Coal Action Network, 10th April. On the 10th April, UK Secretary of...

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Colombia is about to elect a new president. But what do the candidates think about popular consultations- the citizen-led processes stopping mining across the nation and questioning a development policy based on extractivism? Here we find out. Popular consultations have been the first topic of debate during dialogues with presidential...

Take Action: 10,000 native trees for Froxán

Take Action: 10,000 native trees for Froxán

Today the European Outdoor Conservation Association opened the voting to select a winner from 14 environmental conservation projects, selected as finalists from over 150. The winner will receive major new support for their project. The Froxán Commons Community (YLNM member and registered Indigenous and Community Conserved Area, ICCA, in Galiza,...

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

Protestors in County Durham, UK, have climbed trees as part of an ongoing campaign by local residents to halt a new open cast coal mine. They are calling on the government to keep the coal in the ground as part of its coal phase-out plan. Originally published by Coal Action...

Resistance against mining growing in Galicia, Spain

Resistance against mining growing in Galicia, Spain

  On Sunday 25th February , YLNM member ContraMINAcción -a galician network of more than 20 organisations affected by mining and support organisations- joined the demonstration that said “No to the copper mining project in the communities of Touro and O Pino (A Coruña)”. The goal was to support the...

Näätämö River restoration project receives major new support, Finland

Näätämö River restoration project receives major new support, Finland

YLNM members the Snowchange Cooperative are working to revive water systems across Finland, including those damaged by mining. Their work alongside the Skolt Sámi People to restore Finland’s Näätämö River using indigenous knowledge and western science has received major new support. Originally published by Snowchange Cooperative. 25/02/2018 Unique climate change...