Webinar: How do we move beyond mining? Australian perspectives on post-extractivism

Webinar: How do we move beyond mining? Australian perspectives on post-extractivism

Join us for the fourth of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. The webinar will explore the role Australian mining companies are playing in violations of human and Nature’s rights around the world, and Australian perspectives on how we can move beyond the unnecessary mass extraction of minerals, metals and...

Calling Australian Allies: Help Stop Uranio halt a uranium mine in Salamanca, Spain

Stop Uranio — Calling Australian Allies: Help Stop Uranio halt a uranium mine in Salamanca, Spain

YLNM members Stop Uranio are working to stop Australian company Berkeley Energia’s planned uranium mine in Retortillo, Salamanca, Spain. They believe this unwanted mine is being backed by money from Australian pension funds and are calling for solidarity from the people of Australia to stop it. Read on, spread the...

Gamilaraay people fight for their songlines in epic anti-CSG fight

Gamilaraay people fight for their songlines in epic anti-CSG fight

Originally posted by Green Left. 15/09/2016. By Pip Hinman Gamilaraay people are engaged in an epic fight for country against coal and gas giants supported by state and federal governments. For Raymond “Bubbly” Weatherall, from the Gunu Gunu clan and the Biridja clan, the fight is about totems — “our...

Report: Greasing the Wheels

Report: Greasing the Wheels

This report, by the Australia Institute, examines 6 highly controversial Queensland resource projects and highlights the strong connection of these companies to Queensland and federal political parties. The Queensland Liberal National Party accepted over $300,000 from companies associated with these projects, but most of the political donations went to the Liberal Party...

Global Day Against Mega Mining: 4 Inspiring Stories of Resistance

Global Day Against Mega Mining: 4 Inspiring Stories of Resistance

Published 22/07/2016 When working to expose and oppose an industry as destructive and deadly as the mining industry, good news can often be in short supply. This year has been no exception so far with new research revealing that mining is the most deadly industry on Earth for those who oppose...

WHEN WE SAY NO, WE MEAN NO: Wangan & Jagalingou People fight mega-mine to protect land and culture

WHEN WE SAY NO, WE MEAN NO: Wangan & Jagalingou People fight mega-mine to protect land and culture

By Natalie Lowrey. 22/07/2016 In late 2014 the Wangan & Jagalingou People, the Traditional Owners and Native Title Applicants of a vast area of land in the Galilee Basin in central-western Queensland, Australia, came together to say no to Indian mining giant Adani’s proposed Carmichael Coal Mine. Concerned about the irreparable damage...

Singer Anohni to walk 110 miles across desert to protest uranium mining

Singer Anohni to walk 110 miles across desert to protest uranium mining

Originally published by Cracked Magazine on 01/06/16. The avant garde vocalist will trek across Western Australia in solidarity with the Martu of Parnngurr, an indigenous Australian community In an Instagram post shared this morning Anohni has announced plans to navigate 110 miles of Western Australian desert over eight days in...

Follow the Money – From Pondoland to London Wall

Follow the Money – From Pondoland to London Wall

Originally published by the London Mining Network. by Andy Higginbottom (*) At first sight the struggle of the Amadiba community in Pondoland, on South Africa’s Eastern Cape Wild Coast, to stop Australian company MRC mining on their land has nothing to do with Graham Edwards, chief executive of property management...

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

South Africa’s Communities’ right to say no to mining and to decide on its own development must be respected and all intimidation stopped, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a memorandum handed to the Australian High Commissioner, Mr Adam McCarthy today. The memorandum was handed over by the organisation’s chairman,...

The Kakadu Charter Which Helped Stop A Uranium Mine Marks 15 Years Of Shared Values

The Kakadu Charter Which Helped Stop A Uranium Mine Marks 15 Years Of Shared Values

Originally published by New Matilda. 16/11/2015. Tomorrow marks a significant anniversary in a landmark battle to protect a people, and a place. Justin O’Brien and Dave Sweeney explain. Fifteen years ago this week, two very different Australians representing the aspirations of very different communities signed a document outlining a shared vision for a better...