El falso dilema de las consultas populares en Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

What happens after a community successfully says No to mining? Having rejected the La Colosa Gold Mine in a popular consultation last year, the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, and forward-thinking Colombia businesses are building a future based on the region’s real treasures- clean water, land and agriculture. Article drawn from...

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

By: Jairo Barbosa – Member of the information committee – Movimiento Cívico por el Agua y por la Vida de Gachantivá Gachantivá is not an exception of the national mining problem and wants to ratify the right consecrated in the Political Constitution of 1991, of the community in power to decide the...

AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER  WITH HISTORICAL BURDEN in Argentina

AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER WITH HISTORICAL BURDEN in Argentina

  • Written on: 24 December 2017
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Based on original articles: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/79139-un-fallo-con-peso-historico https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/procesaron-ex-funcionarios-incumplir-ley-glaciares_0_HkV91Ujlz.html http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2086420-procesan-a-tres-ex-secretarios-de-ambiente-por-haber-violado-la-ley-de-glaciares The largest socio environmental disaster in the history of Argentina has been the consequence of three leakages of cyanide solution in Veladero mine during 2015, 2016 and 2017, caused by Barrick Gold Corporation. The leakages occurred in various water bodies at the region of...

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range:  Ecuador under threat

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range: Ecuador under threat

Three years after the murder of the indigenous Shuar leader José Tendetza (December 2, 2014) By: Fabián Pacheco. Environmental Agrobiologist of the Costa Rican Federation for the Conservation of the Environment The province of Zamora Chinchipe is one of the most exuberant places in the world, where the highland Amazon, the...

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

On the 13th of September 2015, there was a leakage of cyanide solution to various water bodies in San Juan, Argentina, consequence of mining activities in the area. This has been the biggest mining incident in the story of the country. However, this leakage was not the only one and...

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

By Valentina Camacho Montealegre | Published 06/08/2017 @valentinacmpm   With 14 votes in favour, the plenary of the City Council of Ibagué has approved Agreement 012 “whereby measures are to be taken for the preservation and defense of the ecological and cultural heritage of the Municipality of Ibagué” by banning mega-mining. The...

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

This could be the end of new opencast coal mining in the UK… YLNM member group Coal Action Network offer an interim snap shot of the public inquiry into Banks Mining’s application to opencast mine at Druridge Bay.   Coal Action Network. June 8th 2017. The public inquiry which will...

We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

  UK planners have the opportunity to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay due to climate change concerns. For the sake of a livable and prosperous future for all, they must take it, say coal-affected communities from South Africa.       Communities fighting the expansion...

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

On the eve of what could be a landmark plannning inquiry for the future of UK Coal, communities fighting the expansion of coal mining in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, have reached out in support of UK allies campaigning to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland....