‘Cowfunding’: Support the Acuña-Chaupe Family to protect their lands

‘Cowfunding’: Support the Acuña-Chaupe Family to protect their lands

  • Written on: 04 January 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

A campaign from YLNM member group CATAPA.  In Peru, residents of Cajamarca, Celendín and Bambamarca have been protesting for years against ‘Conga’, a gold-mining project set up by mining company Yanacocha. This protest continues, with thousands of participants, due to the resoluteness of one family living in the heart of the...

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...

Peru: YLNM ally GRUFIDES denounces attempts to defame mining resistance

Peru: YLNM ally GRUFIDES denounces attempts to defame mining resistance

Author: Hanne Cottyn, CATAPA GRUFIDES, a local NGO in Cajamarca (North Peru), defends human rights and environmental rights, particularly in the context of social conflicts provoked by extractivist projects in the region. As far as mining is concerned, Peru is enduring a difficult and violent period. In the South of the...