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...

Declaration on the assassination of Aldemar Parra Garcia

Declaration on the assassination of Aldemar Parra Garcia

The YLNM Network and many of our individual members have signed the declaration condemning the assassination of Colombian environmental defender and mining opponent Aldemar Parra García.   Monday, January 23rd 2017 The undersigning organizations condemn the assassination of Aldemar Parra García and express our deepest condolences to his family. Facts On...

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

Originally posted by The Guardian. 27/09/2016. By George Monbiot. Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means – either that or they have no intention of honouring it....

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Oil Change International, in collaboration with 350.org, Amazon Watch, APMDD, AYCC, Bold Alliance, Christian Aid, Earthworks, Équiterre, Global Catholic Climate Movement, HOMEF, Indigenous Environmental Network, IndyAct, Rainforest Action Network, and Stand.earth September 2016 DOWNLOAD REPORT A new study released by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around...

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a direct action movement against the...

WHEN WE SAY NO, WE MEAN NO: Wangan & Jagalingou People fight mega-mine to protect land and culture

WHEN WE SAY NO, WE MEAN NO: Wangan & Jagalingou People fight mega-mine to protect land and culture

By Natalie Lowrey. 22/07/2016 In late 2014 the Wangan & Jagalingou People, the Traditional Owners and Native Title Applicants of a vast area of land in the Galilee Basin in central-western Queensland, Australia, came together to say no to Indian mining giant Adani’s proposed Carmichael Coal Mine. Concerned about the irreparable damage...

The Journey of Coal from Colombia to Italy: The Curse of Extractivism

The Journey of Coal from Colombia to Italy: The Curse of Extractivism

Pitch Black This report by Re:Common draws out how the extractivist economy is a war against the poor. A radical critique which asserts the pervasive persistence of colonialism in the form of land-grabbing, violence, lobbying and other means of dispossessing the weak for the benefit of the few. This report...

KZN residents up in arms over proposed coal mine

KZN residents up in arms over proposed coal mine

  • Written on: 25 April 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

South African national broadcaster SABC News has a section on the proposed coal mine in Fuleni, KwaZulu-Natal and the opposition to it from both young and old, men and women in the community. All understand that the supposed benefits are few and fleeting whilst land is currently being grabbed, farming...

Mountaintop removal: country’s mental health crisis

Mountaintop removal: country’s mental health crisis

Originally published by Grist on 17/02/16. … The mind fights the body and the body fights the land. It wants our bodies, the landscape does, and everyone runs the risk of being swallowed up. Can we love nature for what it really is: predatory? We do not walk through a...

No coal, no fracking: end fossil fuel production on UK soil by 2020!

No coal, no fracking: end fossil fuel production on UK soil by 2020!

Originally published by the Ecologist on 16/02/16. The government makes bold claims about tackling climate change and phasing out coal power stations, writes Guy Shrubsole. Yet it’s ‘relaxed’ about two huge new coal mines that would produce ten million tonnes of coal, blighting landscapes and afflicting the health of vulnerable...