Romanian civil society wins key victory against proposed gold mine

Romanian civil society wins key victory against proposed gold mine

Originally posted by DW. Romanian civil society is celebrating its success after a decade-long fight against a gold mining project in Rosia Montana. The site was recently included in the country’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage. Streets were full of people protesting. There were no “typical” protesters: They were...

Open Letter: Voices From The Global South Oppose English Opencast Coal Mines

Open Letter: Voices From The Global South Oppose English Opencast Coal Mines

Representatives of over fifty groups from twenty-three countries who are opposing coal mining and working for climate justice have signed an open letter against UK opencast coal mining. The letter, addressed to the Planning Inspectorate and Derbyshire County Council, asks for two opencast coal mine applications to be refused, as...

African Civil Society Says Yes to Life, No to Mining!

African Civil Society Says Yes to Life, No to Mining!

Originally from YLNM partner AFSA Africa Africa is rapidly becoming a huge mining zone. The hunger for Africa’s natural wealth – her oil, minerals, metals, land and water – is turning into a second scramble for our continent in a bid to drive the mistaken idea of endless economic growth...

Africa-UK Civil Society Letter to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit

Africa-UK Civil Society Letter to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit

25/06/2015     Delegates and Organisers of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit,   We, members of African and UK civil society and communities, are aggrieved that the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit lacks meaningful representation from African civil society and communities, and ignores the negative impacts of...

Support the Maputo Declaration on Climate Justice!

Support the Maputo Declaration on Climate Justice!

Those who call the African continent home are facing the worst impacts of climate change, now and in the future, having done the least to create this global crisis. At the Seeding Climate Justice meeting in Maputo between 21-23 April 2015, southern African CSOs, CBOs, popular organisations and movements came together to...

Nueva Trinidad: 3rd Municipality in El Salvador to Declare Itself a “Mining Free Territory”

Nueva Trinidad: 3rd Municipality in El Salvador to Declare Itself a “Mining Free Territory”

Original Article by Juan Carlos Jimenez for Upside Down World Photo Credits – Transparencia Activa Nueva Trinidad, an agricultural town in the department of Chalatenango in El Salvador, became the third municipality in the country to declare itself a “Territory Free of Mining” after having a historic popular community consultation...

African civil society and global allies challenge Chatham House conference on ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’

African civil society and global allies challenge Chatham House conference on ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’

Monday 16th March As speakers and participants gather at Chatham House in central London for a two-day conference entitled ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’, individuals, organisations and coalitions from across Africa and beyond have signed an open letter challenging the conference organisers and attendees. The letter asks that delegates consider an alternative set...