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...

Shan civil society groups call for gold mining suspension

Shan civil society groups call for gold mining suspension

Originally published by the Myanmar Times on 07/03/16.   The Shan State Farmers’ Network (SSFN) will ask the incoming National League for Democracy government to suspend companies’ gold mining operations in eastern Shan State, which the organisation says have polluted local villagers’ water resources.   A decade of mining in...

No Response, No Accountability for Tenasserim Coal Mine Damage

No Response, No Accountability for Tenasserim Coal Mine Damage

Originally published by The Irrawady on 30/10/15.   RANGOON — Karen villagers say the massive toll on their community from the nearby Ban Chaung coal mining project has been ignored by the government, the ethnic armed group in control of the area and the companies involved in the venture. Approved...