Myanmar-Philippines: Exchange for peace and peoples’ defence of land

Myanmar-Philippines: Exchange for peace and peoples’ defence of land

In January 2019, communities resisting mining in Myanmar and the Philippines met to exchange knowledge, strategies and skills for defence of land and alternatives to extractivism, as part of YLNM’s global community-to-community exchange programme. YLNM Regional Coordinator for S.E.Asia, Enteng Bautista, reports. See similar reports from YLNM community exchanges in...

The Future of Popular Consultations: Colombian social leaders gather to exchange

The Future of Popular Consultations: Colombian social leaders gather to exchange

This week, new Colombian President Ivan Duque came into power. His election, and his connections to former right-wing leader Alvaro Uribe, have raised serious concerns about what comes next for Colombia’s peace process, ecosystems and the communities across the nation facing extreme repression for defending their lands, waters and livelihoods....