LAS CONSULTAS POPULARES ANTIMINERAS: LA PRIMERA PREGUNTA EN TEMAS AMBIENTALES QUE SE LE HIZO A LOS CANDIDATOS PRESIDENCIALES DE COLOMBIA

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Colombia is about to elect a new president. But what do the candidates think about popular consultations- the citizen-led processes stopping mining across the nation and questioning a development policy based on extractivism? Here we find out. Popular consultations have been the first topic of debate during dialogues with presidential...

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

What happens after a community successfully says No to mining? Having rejected the La Colosa Gold Mine in a popular consultation last year, the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, and forward-thinking Colombia businesses are building a future based on the region’s real treasures- clean water, land and agriculture. Article drawn from...

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...

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

By Valentina Camacho Montealegre | Published 06/08/2017 @valentinacmpm   With 14 votes in favour, the plenary of the City Council of Ibagué has approved Agreement 012 “whereby measures are to be taken for the preservation and defense of the ecological and cultural heritage of the Municipality of Ibagué” by banning mega-mining. The...

Press-release on the Outrage against environmental leaders in Cajamarca, Colombia – By the Youth Socio-environmental collective group of Cajamarca COSAJUCA 

Press-release on the Outrage against environmental leaders in Cajamarca, Colombia – By the Youth Socio-environmental collective group of Cajamarca COSAJUCA 

By: COSAJUCA 28 of July 2017  COSAJUCA informs the public opinion that the 28th of July at 7:30pm close to the hamlet of Cajamarca, exactly on the road to the Rincón Placer and Ciudadela Ismael Perdomo, two members of COSAJUCA were victims of an outrage with firearm. Fortunately, these two...

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...

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

On Friday 2nd of June, Marchas Carnaval where held in more than 35 municipalities in Colombia, and in other cities around the world, celebrating the defense of water, life and territory through songs dance, theater and art. This celebration of life called more than 120.000 people only in the city...

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

Original post: http://m.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/jorge-eduardo-cock/alerta-por-gran-mineria-jorge-eduardo-cock-90818 By: Jorge Eduardo Cock L. The happening and result of the recent popular consultation held in Cajamarca, Tolima regarding mining in this territory persuaded the inhabitants of Támesis, Jericó, and other municipalities in the region known as Southwest Antioquia to hold a forum with experts on mining, its benefits...

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Every year, the Comite Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida from Tolima, Colombia, holds a carnival parade in defence of land, water and life in the streets of the city of Ibagué. Drawing over 100,000 people to the city, the march has been a critical place for people to raise...