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...

Disobedience

Disobedience

  • Written on: 03 May 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

Disobedience is film by Disobedient Productions about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry....

(Report) Mining: Enough is Enough

(Report) Mining: Enough is Enough

This report by the Gaia Foundation and partners begins to challenge mining industry claims that the mass extraction of new mineral deposits is necessary to meet material need and ensure the ‘development’ of people and nations. It looks, in turn, at gold, copper and fossil fuels, the report, Mining: Enough...

COP Out: The hollow promise of the Paris climate deal

COP Out: The hollow promise of the Paris climate deal

YLNM Coordinator for North Europe Hal Rhoades discusses why, despite the hype, the climate agreement hatched by world governments in Paris won’t save us from climate catastrophe. He argues that people’s movements, not multilateral theatrics, represent our best hope for avoiding climate disaster.   If you’ve been following international media coverage...

It’s time to create Annex 0!

It’s time to create Annex 0!

Proposal for COP21, Paris, December 2015 The purpose of this document is to present the commitments and efforts of the peoples, nationalities, and communities against the extraction of oil, gas, or carbon, as a contribution to avoid climate disaster. In addition to these commitments, we present our petition to the...

Yes to Life, No to Mining participates in the workshop “Mining and Energy Multinational Companies Strategies and Participation Mechanisms for Communities Defending their Territory” – Caquetá, Colombia

Yes to Life, No to Mining participates in the workshop “Mining and Energy Multinational Companies Strategies and Participation Mechanisms for Communities Defending their Territory” – Caquetá, Colombia

On the 26th of October 2015 the workshop “Mining and Energy Multinational Companies Strategies and Participation Mechanisms for Communities Defending their Territory” took place, organized by the centre of thought AlaOrilladelRío with the support of the educational centre Jean Paiget, Conde Lawyers Office, Dejusticia, South Church Organization and Yes to...

Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production

Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production

A new report from Oil Change International and Overseas Development Institute reveals how G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels, and the extent of their empty promises to help tackle climate change. “Their (G20 nations) continued support for fossil fuel production marries bad...

Oilwatch COP21 proposal: Annex Zero

Oilwatch COP21 proposal: Annex Zero

Read the full proposal by Oilwatch ‘Annex Zero’ here.   The NGO Oilwatch provides a critique of the traditional makeup of international climate politics and, in particular, of the UN Climate Change Convention. The Convention divides the worlds into states in which, broadly speaking, the Global North is permitted to...