Organizaciones nacionales e internacionales piden a la Corte Constitucional evitar un retroceso sobre las consultas populares

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

by: Valentina Camacho Montealegre @valentinacmpm (twitter) Through a public letter to the Colombian Constitutional Court, 14 international organizations, 112 Colombian organizations, six research groups and 90 experts and social leaders expressed their opposition against the pronouncement made by the high court saying they are looking at ways of limiting popular...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Yo amo a Cumarál — Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

The Municipality of Cumaral, Meta, Colombia, is another of Colombian municipality calling on its inhabitants to a Popular Consultation to prohibit oil extraction projects in their territory. The Municipality of Cumaral is located in the Andes foothills, towards the eastern plains of Colombia, 10 miles (25 kms) northeast from Villavicencio,...

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Originally published by the Laura Flanders Show. This special documentary, filmed on location in Dinétah- the name of the land of the Navajo people, spanning parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah- follows the Navajo people’s resistance to the massive industrial exploitation of their lands. 21 Billion tons of...

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

Frontline communities resisting mining and fracking in South Africa have come together to create the Matatiele Manifesto. Calling for food and energy sovereignty, land rights and water protections, the manifesto strikes at the heart of South Africa’s extractivist land policies, writes Rachel Lees. Written for YLNM by Rachel Lees. 05/12/2016....

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

Originally posted by The Guardian. 27/09/2016. By George Monbiot. Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means – either that or they have no intention of honouring it....

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Oil Change International, in collaboration with 350.org, Amazon Watch, APMDD, AYCC, Bold Alliance, Christian Aid, Earthworks, Équiterre, Global Catholic Climate Movement, HOMEF, Indigenous Environmental Network, IndyAct, Rainforest Action Network, and Stand.earth September 2016 DOWNLOAD REPORT A new study released by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around...

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Originally posted by The Guardian. 12/09/2016 By Rebecca Solnit. A pioneer monument and a lot of state troopers with batons and riot helmets stood between the mostly young native activists and the North Dakota state capitol on Friday afternoon. Many of the activists arriving at the capitol’s vast green lawn...

Global Day Against Mega Mining: 4 Inspiring Stories of Resistance

Global Day Against Mega Mining: 4 Inspiring Stories of Resistance

Published 22/07/2016 When working to expose and oppose an industry as destructive and deadly as the mining industry, good news can often be in short supply. This year has been no exception so far with new research revealing that mining is the most deadly industry on Earth for those who oppose...

REVIVING RIVER MYNTDU, REVIVING A LOST CULTURE

REVIVING RIVER MYNTDU, REVIVING A LOST CULTURE

First published on Vikalp Sangam. July 9th 2016 “The elders used to call Myntdu River their mother,” shares H. H. Mohrmen, a Jaintia Unitarian minister and an environmentalist from Meghalaya. Mohrmen is in a jeep with journalists, who are traveling to cover a unique riverine festival that is hosted by...