YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

In 2017 YLNM continued gathering tools to support and inform  communities’ efforts to resist mining, as well as films sharing inspiring stories of community resilience, victory and restoration. Here are some of the most powerful from 2017. Films Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal  In the...

Campaigns Against Coal

Campaigns Against Coal

  • Written on: 24 October 2014
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Globally numerous diverse organisations and individuals are leading campaigns against the destructive impacts of coal minings, one of the most polluting and destructive industries. Atmospheric pollution, mine waste, effects from the burning of coal, and water pollution all result from the coal mining process. Examples of mountaintop removal mining present stark environmental...

Vedanta & Niyamgiri: Supporting Evidence

Vedanta & Niyamgiri: Supporting Evidence

Amnesty International: Don’t Mine us Out of Existence. This report, published in 2010 by Amnesty International, documents the conflict between Vedanta Resources and local communities in the Niyamgiri Hills Odisha. It demonstrates the systematic denial of information and lack of consultation about proposed mining and expansion projects. The Saxena Report This report...

Mining in India: Films

Mining in India: Films

Aljazeera: India’s Coal Rush This film documents the expansion of India’s energy sector, reliant on coal fired power stations, and its trail of violence, manipulation, landlessness and poverty. The film speaks to both those who benefit, and those who are most affected, by India’s huge coal mining industry. India: Coughing...