Going ‘Beyond Extractivism’ on the Global Day Against Mega Mining 2019

Going ‘Beyond Extractivism’ on the Global Day Against Mega Mining 2019

Every year on the 22nd of July, communities, organisations and networks mark the Global Day Against Mega Mining (GDAMM)- raising their voices and joining in solidarity to denounce the escalating impacts of large-scale mining around the planet. In previous years members of YLNM Network have organised protests, held festivals, popularised...

From the polls to the tribunal: The farmers of Cajamarca, Colombia suing mining multinational Angolgold Ashanti

From the polls to the tribunal: The farmers of Cajamarca, Colombia suing mining multinational Angolgold Ashanti

Text and pictures by: Karlijn Van den Broeck, CATAPA The farming community that voted out multinational Anglogold Ashanti of their territory two years ago, is now taking the fight to court. In March 2017, the people of Cajamarca voted against mining in their region in a Consulta Popular. Two years later the same...

Mines & Territory – Colombia – March 2019

You can download this news letter with updated information about socio environmental conflicts in Colombia, and the latest news about these in the following link: https://catapa.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Mines-Territory-February-Issue-2019.pdf This is a huge effort brought to the network by CATAPA ...

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

The filial of the multinational of African origin in the Southwest of the department of Antioquia, Quebradona Mining Company, is now shielding behind the decision of Corantioquia to continue the perforations for mining exploration in Cauca, Jericó. On the 26thof January, the Town Hall of Jericó, suspended the mining activities...

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

Throughout 2019 the YLNM Network will bring together frontline communities, activists and academics from around the planet in a series of webinars that will ask ‘how can we move beyond extractivism?’ and showcase examples of where this shift has already begun. Register for the Life after mining webinars here to...

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

Original post: https://www.las2orillas.co/el-caficultor-de-jerico-se-le-enfrenta-la-poderosa-anglogold-ashanti/ The mayor of the municipality of Jericó, Antioquia, Jorge Pérez Hernández fulfilled the decision of the city council and ordered the sealing of the farm ‘La Mancha’ last weekend, where the South African mining company was intending to exploit a mine.  From the moment the City council of...

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Original article: https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/antioquia/campesinos-bloquean-trabajos-de-multinacional-minera-en-jerico They claim that the municipal agreement, which prohibits mining activities in the territory, is respected.   Hundreds of famers in Jericó, Antioquia, feel undignified because of the exploratory mining activities undertaken in their territory by the company Anglogold Ashanti, in spite of the municipal agreement, persuaded my local...

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Original articles: http://www.elnuevodia.com.co/nuevodia/mundo/colombia/425632-las-claves-del-fallo-que-suspende-el-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras and https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/fallo-del-tribunal-de-cundinamarca-suspende-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras Dec 14, 2018 In the decision, the Government ordered to clarify the limits of natural resource reserves zones A judgment of the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca orders the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Mining Agency and the Ministry of the Environment, to suspend the granting of...

Beyond Extractivism: reclaiming peoples’ power, our right to say no!

Beyond Extractivism: reclaiming peoples’ power, our right to say no!

Shared below is the final movement statement from the Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism, which took place in November 2018. YLNM shares this with gratitude to YLNM’s Regional Coordinators for Latin America and S.Asia, and all others who attended last year’s Thematic Social Forum and helped formulate this powerful statement. The statement...

Researchers and academics of prestigious universities around the globe requested the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of the judgment that intends to limit Popular Consultations

Researchers and academics of prestigious universities around the globe requested the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of the judgment that intends to limit Popular Consultations

Original in Spanish in the official page of Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida Researchers and academics from prestigious Universities around the world asked the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of Judgment SU 095 of 2018 (File: T-6298958), that limits the Popular Consultations and the fundamental right...