Vida más allá de la minería: nueva serie de webinars en 2019

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

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...

Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism: Communities say No to extractivism and corporate plunder!

Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism: Communities say No to extractivism and corporate plunder!

On 12th November 2018 the Thematic Social Forum on Extractivism got under way in South Africa, bringing together over 400 community spokespeople & activists to explore how we can go beyond extractivism. Follow #TSFMining, #Right2SayNo and #YestoLifeNotoMining on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date. Press release from our friends WoMin below....

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Original: https://colombialibredefracking.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/comunicado-consultas-populares-fracking/ On the 21stof October, Fusagasugá and San Bernardo will become the epicenter of environmental protection, defense of water and territory in Colombia with the popular consultations taking place in these municipalities. The citizens will voice whether they agree or not with the implementation of Fracking, mining activities and oil...

Territorial Defenders make a symbolic occupation of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá to request for respect towards Popular Consultations

Original: https://comiteambiental.com/noticias/movilizacion/la-toma-simbolica-que-realizaron-los-ambientalistas-a-la-corte-constitucional/ The National Environmental Movement made a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2nd, in front of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá with the purpose of asking the Constitutional Court to respect the popular consultations and guarantee the participatory democracy recognized in the Political Constitution of Colombia. The environmental movement...

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

The past 11thof August, in Bogotá, around 50 representatives of various territorial defence processes and a dozen experts, joined forces with the purpose of discussing the future of popular consultation in Colombia regarding extractive activities. Delegates of various municipalities from all over the country, from Cesar to Nariño, came together....