Global protests held against ethnocide of Oceanagold mine in the Philippines

Global protests held against ethnocide of Oceanagold mine in the Philippines

On World Indigenous People’s Day, the global Network Yes to Life No to Mining joins the global protest against Oceana Gold with its member organisation Kalikasan from the Philippines. Indigenous peoples alongside national and international organizations held simultaneous rallies in Australia, El Salvador, Canada, and the Philippines calling for the...

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

On every inhabited continent, communities are defending land, water and life from unwanted mining operations, building the alternatives to extractivism and winning victories. Here we share some stories to inspire from 2017. Popular consultations banning mining sweep Colombia In a landmark popular consultation, on 26th March 2017 a resounding 98%...

El CIADI en el banquillo de los acusados

Hace un año, una coalición internacional de organismos de la sociedad civil, en el que participó Alerta Minera Canadá, daba a conocer un comunicado titulado “No hay ganadores en Pac Rim Mining Company vs El Salvador”, en torno al arbitraje del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI), un...

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

The small nation of El Salvador has banned metal mining and defeated a mining multinational suing the nation for protecting its water sources… How did this happen? What can we learn? Can El Salvador’s historic victories be replicated elsewhere?   Ethics and International Affairs, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh.  June 19, 2017  A...

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory- AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory- AWID

An article dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.     Published by AWID. By Daniela Marin Platero and Laila Malik. 11 April 2017 At...

The message reverberated well and clear in El Salvador: Sí a la Vida No a la Minería Metálica!

The Yes to Life No to Mining Network (YLNM), a global alliance of movements and organization opposing destructive mining and pursuing alternatives to extractivism, congratulates the Salvadoran people for passing a national law banning metal mining in El Salvador....

Triunfo Popular contra la Minería en El Salvador

Triunfo Popular contra la Minería en El Salvador

La red Sí a la Vida no a la Minería / Yes to Life No to Mining celebra con nuestras compañeras y compañeros de El Salvador el triunfo alcanzado al haber votado el parlamento en contra de la minería metálica en ese país.   Nuestros compañeros de El Salvador, de...

VICTORY! OceanaGold loses ISDS claim against El Salvador

VICTORY! OceanaGold loses ISDS claim against El Salvador

Australian mining company OceanaGold has lost its attempt to claim $284 million in compensation from El Salvador’s government via the World Bank’s secret trade court. This is a major victory for local communities resisting gold mining in El Salvador and for other resisting OceanaGold’s operations around the world. A collection...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Amianan Salakniban News Release, October 10, 2016  KASIBU, NUEVA VIZCAYA – Around 50 indigenous peoples from Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao staged a protest action in front of the gates of the open pit mining site of Oceana Gold Philippines Incorporated (OGPI) in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday to call...

All that Glitters is Not Gold: Resisting Mining Plunder in The Philippines

All that Glitters is Not Gold: Resisting Mining Plunder in The Philippines

By Clemente Bautista. 22/07/2016 In 2008, Australian junior mining company Lafayette went bankrupt after failing to commence commercial mining in the Philippines. And in 2015, the fourth biggest mining company in the world, Glencore Xstrata, was forced to make its own exit from the Philippines, despite the years it spent attempting to...