Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

YLNM Members Coal Action Network share a story from the frontlines of the Save Pont Valley Campaign, where two local residents have blocked Banks Mining’s on-going efforts to dig a new opencast in County Durham, UK. Originally published by CAN. 15/05/18 This morning (15/05/18) two Durham residents living just 300m...

Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

YLNM members the Coal Action Network share stories from their new report- Slow Death in Siberia- which takes us deep into the coal-producing Kuzbass to hear firsthand from the indigenous Shor and other peoples how coal mining for export to nations like the UK is affecting them. Coal Action Network. 4/5/2018....

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Today YLNM member group Coal Action Network and NGO Fern release a new report – Slow Death in Siberia- which reveals the United Kingdom’s complicity in the coal-mining driven destruction of the Russian Kuzbass region and the indigenous peoples who call the region home. Originally published by Coal Action Network....

Mencherep, Siberia: An incredible victory in an unlikely place

Mencherep, Siberia: An incredible victory in an unlikely place

Coal Action Network share a report from Mencherep, a small village in Siberia’s Kuzbass region, where local people, a small environmental group and committed lawyers have won an unlikely victory and stopped a new coal mine. A pretty rural village, Mencherep, lies beside a lake in the Kuzbass region of Russia....

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

Protestors in County Durham, UK, have climbed trees as part of an ongoing campaign by local residents to halt a new open cast coal mine. They are calling on the government to keep the coal in the ground as part of its coal phase-out plan. Originally published by Coal Action...

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

In 2017 YLNM continued gathering tools to support and inform  communities’ efforts to resist mining, as well as films sharing inspiring stories of community resilience, victory and restoration. Here are some of the most powerful from 2017. Films Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal  In 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....

Call to action: Support campaigners who shut down the UK’s largest coal mine!

Call to action: Support campaigners who shut down the UK’s largest coal mine!

On the 21st April 2017 members Reclaim the Power and Earth First, accompanied by YLNM member group Coal Action Network, took peaceful direct action to shut down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s largest open-pit coal mine, owned by Miller Argent Ltd. Now these campaigners have been sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges...