Celebramos la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad guatemalteca a favor de los pueblos

Celebramos la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad guatemalteca a favor de los pueblos

publicada originalmente por Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4) El pasado viernes 27 de mayo el Consejo de Pueblos de Occidente -CPO- de Guatemala dio a conocer la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad guatemalteca en relación los amparos presentados para hacer valer el derecho fundamental a la...

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

South Africa’s Communities’ right to say no to mining and to decide on its own development must be respected and all intimidation stopped, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a memorandum handed to the Australian High Commissioner, Mr Adam McCarthy today. The memorandum was handed over by the organisation’s chairman,...

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

This video provides the full panel that occurred in April 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Canada. The different speakers talk on the accountability of Canadian companies abroad, the rights of indigenous groups in both a political and legal sense and the mindset of extractivism in Canada. There is a...

Mining Company Ousted by Zapotec Community in Mexico

Mining Company Ousted by Zapotec Community in Mexico

  • Written on: 23 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Courtesy of Films for Action and London Mining Network. Mining Company Ousted by Zapotec Community… Brilliant story about the community of Magdalena Teitipac in Oaxaca, Mexico, who have succeeded in banishing a mining company that intruded on their traditional lands without any previous consultation. They say the key to their success...

Community Consent Index 2015

Community Consent Index 2015

Originally from Oxfam. As large-scale oil, gas, and mining projects move to increasingly remote areas, they threaten to generate adverse impacts for the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit these areas. For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they...

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

Originally posted by Oxfam USA. Written by Emily Greenspan. In order for FPIC policy commitments to have any real meaning for communities, companies must recognize that communities may choose to say no to oil or mining development. “I think the issue of consent goes to the very core of the...