NO es NO; Fusagasugá y San Bernardo decidirán sobre el Fracking y la Minería en consultas populares para proteger el páramo más grande del Mundo!

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Original: https://colombialibredefracking.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/comunicado-consultas-populares-fracking/ On the 21stof October, Fusagasugá and San Bernardo will become the epicenter of environmental protection, defense of water and territory in Colombia with the popular consultations taking place in these municipalities. The citizens will voice whether they agree or not with the implementation of Fracking, mining activities and oil...

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

  • Written on: 04 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

  Originally published by The/Rules Here’s the magic number: 50 billion tons. That’s how much of the Earth’s materials and life forms we can safely use each year, without destroying the web of life.  That includes everything from wood to plastic, fish to livestock, minerals to metals: all the physical...

Fidelma O’Kane – Earth Keeper

Fidelma O’Kane – Earth Keeper

  • Written on: 03 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

In this powerful, eloquent short film, Fidelma O’Kane from Creggan, Northern Ireland, shares her love for the land she lives on and explains why she is resisting the construction of a new gold mine in the Sperrin Mountains. From the Sperrins to the Amazon, Earth Defenders on the frontline of...

Our Earth Our Future: To Mine or to Mind?

Our Earth Our Future: To Mine or to Mind?

  • Written on: 03 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

Via Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland. On 14th and 15th April, 2018 in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, an international conference, a community meeting and an activist gathering drew together community representatives, including many YLNM member organisations, with experience of successfully resisting, and building alternatives to, gold mining. The events...

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

“In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.” – Joan Carling, a...

The secret of your smartphone

The secret of your smartphone

  • Written on: 22 November 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

  Animation from The Institute of Global Responsibility – Instytut Globalnej Odpowiedzialności (IGO) – Poland Do you really know your cell phone? Are you familiar with its hidden feature that changes people’s lives all over the world? Find out the truth about our smartphones. This short animation talks about serious...

Honouring Our Sacred Connection to Pípsell

Honouring Our Sacred Connection to Pípsell

  • Written on: 29 September 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

  Re-posted from the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Vimeo page. Follow SSN on Facebook and Twitter. Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) does not give its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and Area) for the purposes of the Ajax...

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Colombian citizens are employing a range of new democratic tactics to defend their territories, livelihoods and life from extractivism, writes Mariana Gomez, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. This is a moment of great innovation. Article compiled thanks to articles and press notes by Fernando Jaramillo, Francisco Arias and other members of...

¿La Minería es Sustentable?

¿La Minería es Sustentable?

Como parte del trabajo del Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL), compartimos el Capítulo 1 ¿La Minería es Sustentable?, que constituye parte del conjunto de piezas audiovisuales de la Campaña “Minería: (De)construyendo el futuro de todos”. Otros películas: Capítulo 1: ¿La Minería es Sustentable? Capítulo 2: ¿Es la...

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Yo amo a Cumarál — Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

The Municipality of Cumaral, Meta, Colombia, is another of Colombian municipality calling on its inhabitants to a Popular Consultation to prohibit oil extraction projects in their territory. The Municipality of Cumaral is located in the Andes foothills, towards the eastern plains of Colombia, 10 miles (25 kms) northeast from Villavicencio,...