Webinar: América Latina camina hacia el post-extractivismo. Perspectivas y casos potenciales

Webinar: Post-extractivism and Latin America. 7th February 2019

Historias de resistencia

Stories of Resistance

Webinar: Post-extractivism and Latin America. 7th February 2019

Webinar: Post-extractivism and Latin America. 7th February 2019

The first of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series will focus on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Latin America. Date: Thursday 7th February 2019 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 (GMT UTC-5: Bogotá COT, Quito ECT)  Join via this link (see ‘How to Join Webinar’ instructions below)...

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

Original post: https://www.las2orillas.co/el-caficultor-de-jerico-se-le-enfrenta-la-poderosa-anglogold-ashanti/ The mayor of the municipality of Jericó, Antioquia, Jorge Pérez Hernández fulfilled the decision of the city council and ordered the sealing of the farm ‘La Mancha’ last weekend, where the South African mining company was intending to exploit a mine.  From the moment the City council of...

Statement: Justice for the victims of Brumadinho mining dam collapse.

Statement: Justice for the victims of Brumadinho mining dam collapse.

IPCM and YLNM Joint Statement: Justice for the victims of Brumadinho mining dam collapse. Shut down Vale SA! The International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) and the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network (YLNM) offer heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history —...

Ecologistas en Acción reports that Cobre las Cruces is lying about the damage caused by the mining accident in Sevilla, Spain

Ecologistas en Acción reports that Cobre las Cruces is lying about the damage caused by the mining accident in Sevilla, Spain

The landslide has covered 675,000 m2, including the slopes of the open-pit mine, with polluting non-inert waste. The wave of toxic waste travelled 1300 metres from the mine’s waste management plant to the bottom of the mine. Once again, the company Cobre las Cruces has lied, the scale and consequences...

En Sevilla, España: Denuncian cuarto derrumbe en la Mina Cobre las Cruces

En Sevilla, España: Denuncian cuarto derrumbe en la Mina Cobre las Cruces

Ecologistas en Acción ha presentado ante el Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza de la Guardia Civil (Seprona), la delegación territorial en Sevilla de la Consejería de Empleo, Empresa y Comercio, la delegación territorial de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio en Sevilla y la Confederació Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir denuncias...

Brazil, Brumadinho: Vale of Death

We have received the news of another tragedy instigated by Vale mining company with profound indignation. This afternoon (January 25, 2019) two tailings dams located in the Corrego de Feijao community, in Brumadinho, metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte [state capital of Minas Gerais] have breached. We do not yet have...

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Original article: https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/antioquia/campesinos-bloquean-trabajos-de-multinacional-minera-en-jerico They claim that the municipal agreement, which prohibits mining activities in the territory, is respected.   Hundreds of famers in Jericó, Antioquia, feel undignified because of the exploratory mining activities undertaken in their territory by the company Anglogold Ashanti, in spite of the municipal agreement, persuaded my local...

Beyond Extractivism: reclaiming peoples’ power, our right to say no!

Beyond Extractivism: reclaiming peoples’ power, our right to say no!

Shared below is the final movement statement from the Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism, which took place in November 2018. YLNM shares this with gratitude to YLNM’s Regional Coordinators for Latin America and S.Asia, and all others who attended last year’s Thematic Social Forum and helped formulate this powerful statement. The statement...

La resistencia al proyecto minero de Codelco cobra fuerza en Ecuador

El 12 y 13 de enero, campesinos y campesinas de varias comunidades aledañas al proyecto minero Llurimagua en Intag finalmente se hartaron, y bloquearon el acceso funcionarios de la empresa estatal minera del Ecuador, ENAMI, y del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, quienes son los encargados de socializar con las comunidades...

IN PHOTOS: INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL FISHERS GATHER FOR FESTIVAL OF NORTHERN FISHERIES

IN PHOTOS: INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL FISHERS GATHER FOR FESTIVAL OF NORTHERN FISHERIES

Endangered fish species, ‘mackerel wars’ and warming oceans. These phenomena often make global headlines, and rightly so. Our oceans, rivers, lakes and the diversity of life they support face unparalleled challenges. It is less common, however, to hear the stories of the fisher-people around the planet who have lived in...