Nueva Consulta Popular en Colombia le gana a la minería

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

The people of Cabrera, a water-rich, food producing municipality in Colombia, have banned mining and large hydropower on their lands through a popular consultation. Their victory is the latest success in a wave of popular consultations across Latin America. Article by YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez. Video produced by the people of Cabrera,...

Origins of the mining conflict in Nankints, Ecuador

Origins of the mining conflict in Nankints, Ecuador

  • Written on: 23 February 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

Quito-based collective Minka Urbana has produced a short video,subtitled in English and French, illustrating the situation that the Shuar and affected campesino communities are facing. The Shuar people and affected campesino communities are facing an ongoing campaign of militarization, criminalization and forced displacement as a result of their resistance to a large scale, open-pit...

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Originally published by the Laura Flanders Show. This special documentary, filmed on location in Dinétah- the name of the land of the Navajo people, spanning parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah- follows the Navajo people’s resistance to the massive industrial exploitation of their lands. 21 Billion tons of...

Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal

Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal

In the small Finnish village of Selkie, villagers and locally-based YLNM members the Snowchange Cooperative are working to rescue their watershed from the impacts of a local peat mine. In Selkie, a new 30-minute film from Pretty Good Productions, the story of this remarkable village unfolds, exploring local identity, the importance of place and...

Community Mapping & Resistance Ghana

Community Mapping & Resistance Ghana

  • Written on: 03 February 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

This film follows the successful efforts of the community of Tanchara to resist the activities of Australian gold mining corporation Azumah Resources on their lands in north west Ghana. Tanchara’s story highlights the importance of being well organised and united as a community in the face of a mining threat;...

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

  • Written on: 16 January 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

On the 15th of December 2016, YLNM members the ICCA Consortium organized a flash event at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) in Cancun (Mexico). The event — entitled: “No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to...

Beneath the surface: Practical films to help communities fight mining

Beneath the surface: Practical films to help communities fight mining

In this series of short videos from the New Media Advocacy Project, communities resisting mining around the world share their knowledge both of the impacts of mining and how they are fighting back. The films offer practical advice for communities resisting mining. Other films in the series include: Beneath the...

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders

  • Written on: 21 June 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. In their new report On Dangerous Ground, Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of...

Indigenous Protests in Brazil to Protect Their Territories

Indigenous Protests in Brazil to Protect Their Territories

  • Written on: 20 May 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

This video, by AJ+, gives a quick low-down on the indigenous protests in Brazil against the proposed change to the constitution which would allow the government to demarcate sacred indigenous territories for mining and other extractive activities....

#VideoAsEvidence

#VideoAsEvidence

  • Written on: 13 May 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

Video captured by citizens and activists can be instrumental in drawing attention to human rights abuses, calling for investigations and advocating for change. But many filmers want their videos to do more: they want their footage to expose abuse and help bring about justice. However, the quality of citizen video...