Amadiba Commemorates Environmental Defender Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe

Amadiba Commemorates Environmental Defender Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe

In 2016, South African community leader and mining opponent Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe was assassinated at his home. A year on, mining has been stopped (for now) and the people of Xolobeni gathered to remember Bazooka.  By Sheila Berry. Posted by Save Our iMfolozi Wilderness. 14/03/2017 The Human Rights Day celebration on 21 March...

Open Letter: Adivasi rights activist Gladson Dungdung prevented from boarding a Delhi-London Air India Flight

Open Letter: Adivasi rights activist Gladson Dungdung prevented from boarding a Delhi-London Air India Flight

The following open letter to the Indian High Commission was drafted at an academic forum on Wednesday, which was attended by Yes to Life, No to Mining member the Gaia Foundation. It condemns the muzzling of activist and human rights defender Gladson Dungdung and calls for awareness of this injustice...

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Kalikasan PNE is a member organisation of the Yes to Life, No to Mining network. They have long been stalwart activists for the rights and safety of community and environmental defenders and have been leading the charge of actions in response to the murder of Berta Caceres last month. The...

Global Civil Society Organisations Call for Release of Mongolian Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Global Civil Society Organisations Call for Release of Mongolian Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Civil society organisations from around the world have come together to call for the permanent release of environmental and human rights defender Beejin Khastumur who faces 5-years in prison for an offence there is no evidence he committed. Beejin is the founder of DMNN, a Mongolian NGO and YLNM member...

Urgent Action: Call for the release of imprisoned Mongolian environmental defender

Urgent Action: Call for the release of imprisoned Mongolian environmental defender

 Mr Beejin Khastumur, an environmental defender and founder of Mongolian non-profit organisation Delhiin Mongol Nogoon Negdel (DMNN), has been imprisoned by the Mongolian authorities under suspicious circumstances. DMNN, an organisation which advocates for the protection of the environment and the rights of the nomad people of Mongolia, has exposed many violations of...

Statement: 82 civil society organisations condemn the assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee!

Statement: 82 civil society organisations condemn the assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee!

We are shocked and outraged to learn of the brutal murder of the chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe. As chair of the ACC, Bazooka Rhadebe was helping lead the struggle of Amadiba residents on the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company...

Leader of NGO Opposing Illegal Mining in Mongolia Arrested

Leader of NGO Opposing Illegal Mining in Mongolia Arrested

The following statement from Yes to Life, No to Mining’s Mongolian member group DMNN describes the arrest and incarceration of Beejin, DMNN’s Leader. Yes to Life, No to Mining have documented how Beejin and other DMNN staff have been subjected to intimidation, death threats and physical violence for their work investigating...

Fight with Joy: Remembering Berta Caceres

Fight with Joy: Remembering Berta Caceres

Originally posted on Intercontinental Cry. Words and photo by Sandra Cuffe. I lost it at the one about the crab in the laptop case. Laughter filled the little room and floated out into the dirt courtyard of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) office. Bertha Isabel Cáceres...