El Parlamento Europeo insiste en prohibir el uso de cianuro en minería

The European Parliament insists on a cyanide ban in mining

The European Parliament insists on a cyanide ban in mining

The European Parliament insists on a cyanide ban in mining

The EU Parliament has voted resoundingly in favour of a ban on cyanide use in mining within Europe. This is a victory for YLNM members the BangBan Cyanide campaign, but the campaign continues. In a strong vote with 566 in favor and 8 against the European Parliament has reiterated its call...

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

After the third spill by the Canadian Multinational Barrick Gold in Veladero, Argetina, the “Do Not Touch Jáchal” Organization has spent 18 months of unstopped camping in front of the Jáchal Municipality Building 18 of April 2017, Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina. Months pass, spills of cyanide solution continue to occur...

Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej in Romania

Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej in Romania

Members of Mining Watch Romania, a  YLNM member organisation, report suffering intimidation, obstruction and abuse during a fact finding mission to the Certej Mine, Romania.     Mining Watch activists were aggressed and abused by Deva Gold employees on last Tuesday at Certej in Romania. Their right of path on...

Even the ‘Good’ Gold Mines Are Pretty Bad

Even the ‘Good’ Gold Mines Are Pretty Bad

Originally published by Vice on 24/04/16 Despite gold’s pristine reputation, extracting it can be messy business as I learned one sunny day in mid-April of last year. There in Long Canyon, on the edge of Nevada’s Ruby Mountains, ridgetops lay flattened, and hills ribboned with carved out steppes. Despite the...

Honduran Organizations Demand Support for Farming Not Mining

Honduran Organizations Demand Support for Farming Not Mining

Translated from the original in Spanish. Available online via rabble.ca, by Mining Watch Canada. Last week, the Honduran National Coalition of Environmental Networks and Organizations (CONROA by its initials in Spanish) protested a World Bank-sponsored “Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources” in Tegucigalpa. CONROA urged the Bank – and the...

Local Communities Resist Gold Mining in Corcoesto, Galicia

Local Communities Resist Gold Mining in Corcoesto, Galicia

Some of the largest gold reserves in Western Europe lie in Galicia and Asturias- the regions at Spain’s North Western extent. These areas have seen sporadic mining since the Romans first exploited the gold reserves. More recently multiple companies explored the area during the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, Spain’s...