Deep sea mining? Leave my down below alone!

Deep sea mining? Leave my down below alone!

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

Video by Seas at Risk. Mr Smashing makes a comeback with a deep sea mining disco love song. Destroying the deep sea to get metals for our throw-away mobile phones and other e-devices? Seas At Risk thinks it is better to step up efforts on the circular economy – make...

Free Trade Agreement 101

Free Trade Agreement 101

  • Written on: 17 November 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

YLNM members Common Frontiers have created a new short video (available in French and English) that provide a basic overview of the global Free Trade Agenda.  The videos draw attention to mining company Oceana Gold’s attempt to sue the government of El Salvador for rejecting gold mining under an Investor State Dispute Settlement FTA...

Payada pa Satan

Payada pa Satan

  • Written on: 08 October 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

This subtle, moving animation tells a near universal story of the struggle communities face when mega-mining comes to the places they live, work in and have cared for for generations. Destroying ecosystems,  causing illness and destitution, turning neighbour against neighbour, mining is characterised as the devil’s work in this powerful...

What do you know about mining? | CATAPA – Generation Transition

What do you know about mining? | CATAPA – Generation Transition

  • Written on: 18 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

What do you know about mining? In this short, educational animation, YLNM Network member CATAPA summarises the negative impacts of mining and shares practical ways for ordinary people to help move the world away from extractivism and towards a circular economy. To find out more about CATAPA’s work to support social movements worldwide, visit...

The USA’s Toxic Mining Law of 1872

The USA’s Toxic Mining Law of 1872

  • Written on: 21 August 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

This brilliant one and a half minute animation from Mark Fiore humorously explores the absurdities of the USA’s (still current) Mining Law of 1872. This piece of legislation, signed into existence by Ulysses. S.Grant at a time when mining meant pick-axes and pans, has been giving away US citizens’ public...