Historias de resistencia

Stories of Resistance

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...

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

In a letter responding to a recent DW article about the economic potential of Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, Ecuadorean NGOs challenge the country’s continued commitment to large-scale mining that could “wipe out a good part of the existing biodiversity, and transform biodiverse jewels into open-pit nightmares”, against the will of indigenous...

Extractive colonialism in Europe: the case of Greece #Skouries

Extractive colonialism in Europe: the case of Greece #Skouries

Maria Kadoglou from YLNM member group Hellenic Mining Watch describes how, thanks to the EU’s mining-friendly policies, Greece and other European nations are becoming extractivist states, putting citizens, ecosystems and life-sustaining economies under threat. Published by Hellenic Mining Watch and Gresea Echos No 92, December 2017, Relance minière en Europe (french)....

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

Plataforma Contra a Mina de Touro O Pino, part of YLNM member network ContraMINAcción, Galicia, is reaching out to pilgrims walking the famous El Camino de Santiago to raise awareness about a new mining project they say will destroy and contaminate the area of Touro and O Pino, just 15...

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

YLNM Members Coal Action Network share a story from the frontlines of the Save Pont Valley Campaign, where two local residents have blocked Banks Mining’s on-going efforts to dig a new opencast in County Durham, UK. Originally published by CAN. 15/05/18 This morning (15/05/18) two Durham residents living just 300m...

Ecuador ¡ALERTA URGENTE!

Ecuador ¡ALERTA URGENTE!

Acción Ecológica, miembro de Sí a la Vida No a la Minería/ Yes to Life No to Mining YLNM informa a la red, la cual se une en solidaridad en repudio de los siguientes hechos. INTENTO DE ASESINATO A PRESIDENTE DE ECUARUNARI A las 07h30 de este 9 de mayo de 2018, en la comunidad de...