Colombia: Free the Bruno River!

Colombia: Free the Bruno River!

Urgent action request from YLNM Members Coal Action Network Dear supporters, In October 2018 three Colombian leaders came to offer their support and to learn from communities in the UK fighting opencast coal mine. Now they are asking for our assistance. They live in la Guajira, a semi desert region...

Aldemar Parra Garcia: Community leader and mining critic assassinated in Cesar, Colombia

Aldemar Parra Garcia: Community leader and mining critic assassinated in Cesar, Colombia

YLNM joins London Mining Network and  Colombia Solidarity Campaign in deploring the assassination of community leader Aldemar Parra Garcia in Cesar, Colombia. Aldemar was a critic of coal mining operations in the area. Among the companies mining coal in Cesar are US company Drummond, part-funded by UK bank HSBC, and London-listed...

Colombia in focus (II): Those opposing mining are considered terrorists

Colombia in focus (II): Those opposing mining are considered terrorists

 In part two of an extended interview, YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez and environmental and cultural governance expert Nelson Ortiz describe how mining companies come to regions of Colombia promising gold and money to the local groups, later leaving them with nothing. As a result, local communities in areas such as...