EL FUTURO DE LAS CONSULTAS POPULARES: LÍDERES SOCIALES COLOMBIANOS SE REÚNEN A INTERCAMBIAR

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

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....

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Colombia is about to elect a new president. But what do the candidates think about popular consultations- the citizen-led processes stopping mining across the nation and questioning a development policy based on extractivism? Here we find out. Popular consultations have been the first topic of debate during dialogues with presidential...

Pijao and Arbeláez say No to mining and hydrocarbons

Pijao and Arbeláez say No to mining and hydrocarbons

The municipalities of Pijao and Arbeláez have voted to ban mining and oil extraction in their territories in order to defend sustainable rural livelihoods and new ideals for their cities. Text below translated from El Espectador. 9th July 2017 With 2,613 votes from the people of Pijao and 4,312 from...

Trun: Bulgarian town backs gold mining ban in referendum

Trun: Bulgarian town backs gold mining ban in referendum

The people of Trun, Bulgaria, have voted to reject gold mining on their lands with an overwhelming 93% majority in a local referendum. This makes Trun the third ‘mining-free’ municipality in Bulgaria.   See News. 12th June 2017. SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 12 (SeeNews) – Voters in Sunday’s local referendum in the...

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Every year, the Comite Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida from Tolima, Colombia, holds a carnival parade in defence of land, water and life in the streets of the city of Ibagué. Drawing over 100,000 people to the city, the march has been a critical place for people to raise...

Que Aprendí Consulta Popular Cajamarca Tolima | What we learn from Popular Consultations against Mining

Que Aprendí Consulta Popular Cajamarca Tolima | What we learn from Popular Consultations against Mining

  • Written on: 11 May 2017
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What we learn from Popular Consultations against Mining! #powerinthehandsofthepeople Lo que se aprende de las consultas populares!!! #elpoderenmanosdelagente #CajamarcaSeRespeta...

Cajamarca: Central Colombian town bans ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine’

Cajamarca: Central Colombian town bans ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine’

BREAKING- the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, have voted to say NO to ‘the world’s largest gold mine’ being built in their territory, with a resounding 97.92% majority.   By Adriaan Alsema. Published by Colombia Reports, March 26, 2017 In a historic vote, a central Colombia town banned plans to build what...

¿Cuáles son los efectos de la consulta popular en Cajamarca?

¿Cuáles son los efectos de la consulta popular en Cajamarca?

Al ganar el No y alcanzar el umbral, el Concejo municipal deberá prohibir la minería. Para Dejusticia, Anglo Gold Ashanti no podrá seguir con el proceso de exploración de La Colosa. Los resultados tendrán impacto en todo el país.   Juan miguel Hernández Bonilla. El Espectador 26 Marzo 2017 (Óscar...

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

In Colombia, popular consultations/referendums on mining have boosted people’s campaigns to decide the future of destructive mining projects. Opposed by many in the government, these processes recently received a boost from the Colombian Constitutional Court, but as the case of Cajamarca shows, without proper consultation democratic participation in referendums is...

NETWORK OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEES IN TOLIMA CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OVER DEATH THREATS

NETWORK OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEES IN TOLIMA CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OVER DEATH THREATS

Original in Spanish: https://comiteambiental.com/comunicado-la-opinion-publica-nacional-e-internacional/ On 3 June in the department of Tolima over 120,000 people mobilised for the 8th Great Carnival March. In the departments of Caquetá and Quindío there were also cultural demonstrations against large scale mining projects (part of the Colombian government pro-mining policy known as the Mining...