Webinar: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia

Webinar: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia

Join us for the third of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. The webinar will explore how communities and social movements are resisting plunder of minerals and metals in Southeast Asia- their struggles and successes- and the larger movement towards constructing a ‘post-extractive’ society in the region. Date: 1st...

Defending Kawthoolei: The story of Salween Peace Park

Defending Kawthoolei: The story of Salween Peace Park

A new video from YLNM, IPCM and Kalikasan PNE shares the inspiring story of the Indigenous Karen People’s defence of their ancestral territory- Kawthoolei- through the creation of Salween Peace Park. It is accompanied by a photo story from YLNM Regional Coordinator for S.E.Asia, Clemente Bautista. The Salween Peace Park...

Open Letter: Adivasi rights activist Gladson Dungdung prevented from boarding a Delhi-London Air India Flight

Open Letter: Adivasi rights activist Gladson Dungdung prevented from boarding a Delhi-London Air India Flight

The following open letter to the Indian High Commission was drafted at an academic forum on Wednesday, which was attended by Yes to Life, No to Mining member the Gaia Foundation. It condemns the muzzling of activist and human rights defender Gladson Dungdung and calls for awareness of this injustice...

Report: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Report: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Report by World Resources Institute.   This report looks at forest territories in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It finds that those territories which are managed by indigenous and local communities are ecologically more resilient and produce less carbon than those which are not. Furthermore, it provides recommendations that indigenous...

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

by Odno Shourd and Hannibal Rhoades 4th March 2015 On Tuesday 10 February, nine members of Upright Blue Mongols and the Save Noyon Mountain Movement began a hunger strike in Ulaanbaatar, aiming to prevent the Mongolian Parliament passing damaging changes to the country’s environmental law as it came up for...

At a Glance: The Philippine Mining Situation

At a Glance: The Philippine Mining Situation

These fact sheets from KALIKASAN People’s Network for the Environment explore the devastating costs of the multinational mining boom underway in the Philippines. With a particular focus on Glencore Xstrata’s Tampakan mining project, through facts and stats they lay bare the vast ecological, human rights and economic abuses at a glance. Pdf: Mining...