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...

Press Release: Frontline defenders travel to London to counter Mines and Money conference between 25-30 November

Press Release: Frontline defenders travel to London to counter Mines and Money conference between 25-30 November

YLNM Coordinator for South East Asia Enteng Bautista and Camila Mendez from member group COSAJUCA, will travel to the heart of the mining industry- London – to challenge the Mines and Money Conference. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 21/11/17.  London Mining Network, War on Want, The Gaia Foundation, YLNM, Colombia Solidarity,...

Seeking Justice for Rape, Murder & Repression in the Mining Industry: The Hudbay Minerals/CGN lawsuits

Seeking Justice for Rape, Murder & Repression in the Mining Industry: The Hudbay Minerals/CGN lawsuits

A photo-essay by Grahame Russell, from YLNM member group Rights Action. November 22, 2017. From Nov.8-24, in Toronto, Canada, eleven Mayan Q’eqchi’ women from Guatemala are being questioned –one a day- by Hudbay Minerals’ team of lawyers from the well-connected Fasken Martineau law firm. These examinations for discovery (depositions) are...

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The digitalisation of production and the ‘Internet of Things’, referred to as Industry 4.0 in Europe, is being sold with the promise of ‘clean’ economic growth and resource efficiency in a time of converging eco-social crises. But although the new technologies making this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ possible might seem sleek, clean...

Stop Uranio needs our solidarity again

Stop Uranio needs our solidarity again

Please, if you haven’t done this in july (signatories list is below) sign on to the following solidarity letter to send to Jesús Cruz, from Stop Uranio ( YLNM member). Jesus CRUZ  is going to declare in court TOMORROW tuesday 31 October 2017, because mining company Berkeley, has accused him...

En Guatemala: Ola de represión y criminalización a la resistencia pacífica contra la mina Tahoe Resources

En Guatemala: Ola de represión y criminalización a la resistencia pacífica contra la mina Tahoe Resources

Por este medio manifestamos nuestra solidaridad con las diferentes comunidades de Santa Rosa y Jalapa que desde el 2012, se han organizado para detener de forma pacífica la instalación ilegal e inconsulta del proyecto minero El Escobal, propiedad de Minera San Rafael, subsidiaria de la transnacional canadiense Tahoe Resources....

New Report – UN Body Urges Mining Companies To Put Safety First

New Report – UN Body Urges Mining Companies To Put Safety First

(London-Washington-Ottawa). An international coalition of non-governmental organizations welcomes the new Assessment Report Summary released last week in Geneva by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges States and the industry to end deadly and damaging mining waste spills by enforcing a “zero-failure objective.”...

Ecuador: Azuay en alerta ante el extractivismo minero

Ecuador: Azuay en alerta ante el extractivismo minero

Comunidades rurales, ecologistas, artistas, mujeres y defensores de los Derechos Humanos, reafirmaron el viernes 13 de octubre, su compromiso de seguir luchando contra el extractivismo minero, enfatizando respeto y justicia a las comunidades de Río Blanco, en la provincia de Azuay, Ecuador. Ya que el pasado 8 y 9 de octubre,...

Protect Juristac! Join the campaign to protect Amah Mutsun sacred lands

Protect Juristac! Join the campaign to protect Amah Mutsun sacred lands

Take action in solidarity the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Support their campaign to stop the destruction of Juristac- their most sacred site.   The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band from California, USA, have launched a new campaign to prevent surface sand and gravel mining take place on nearly 320 acres of their...

Hands off Intag- Municipality of Cotacachi, Ecuador, calls on world’s largest mining company to leave its territory

Hands off Intag- Municipality of Cotacachi, Ecuador, calls on world’s largest mining company to leave its territory

18th October UK/Ecuador– Tomorrow YLNM members in the UK will deliver a letter from the Autonomous Government of the Municipality of Santa Ana de Cotacachi, Ecuador, to the Annual General Meeting of BHP. The letter will call on BHP, the world’s largest mining company, to abandon five concessions in the...

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

by: Valentina Camacho Montealegre @valentinacmpm (twitter) Through a public letter to the Colombian Constitutional Court, 14 international organizations, 112 Colombian organizations, six research groups and 90 experts and social leaders expressed their opposition against the pronouncement made by the high court saying they are looking at ways of limiting popular...