Froxán: Galician ICCA Community Launches Mining Awareness Educational Materials

Froxán: Galician ICCA Community Launches Mining Awareness Educational Materials

YLNM member community Froxán has created a new set of educational materials that explain the history of mining in Galicia and the industry’s impacts on health, society and nature. Including a children’s book, documentary film and school curriculums, these materials are an attempt to push back against efforts by mining...

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

By Steven H. Emerman, Ph.D. During the last two weeks of June 2019, I had the opportunity to evaluate three Spanish mining projects, in collaboration with Ecologistas en Acción, Plataforma Touro-O Pino Mina Non, and ContraMINAcción. The three projects were the active Riotinto Mine in Andalucía (southern Spain), the proposed...

Atalaya Mining knocked back in Huelva, weakened in Galicia, sent tumbling in London

Atalaya Mining knocked back in Huelva, weakened in Galicia, sent tumbling in London

Galicia’s Regional Environment Minister has promised to meet with citizens opposing copper mining in Touro and O Pino, while Andalucia’s High Court has annulled environmental and mining authorisations at Atalaya Mining’s Rio Tinto Mine, as the company faces multiple set backs. On Friday 26th of April we woke up in...

Declaration: 14 Iberian People’s Platforms Unite Against ‘Voracious, Predatory’ Mining

Declaration: 14 Iberian People’s Platforms Unite Against ‘Voracious, Predatory’ Mining

In the latest ContraMINAcción and YLNM community-to-community exchange, 14 People’s Platforms from across the Iberian Peninsula came together to form a new, common platform in opposition to the ‘mining boom’ unfolding in Spain and Portugal. Below is a short description of the event and the declaration articulated by all 14...

Webinar: Going Beyond Extractivism in Europe. 27th March.

Webinar: Going Beyond Extractivism in Europe. 27th March.

Join us for the second of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. This will focus on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Europe, as well as how to transform the EU policies driving extractivism in the Global South. Date: Wednesday 27th March Time: 3pm Central...

Global Solidarity from Spain and Portugal with Brasil: crime by the mining company Vale in Brumadinho should not happen again

Global Solidarity from Spain and Portugal with Brasil: crime by the mining company Vale in Brumadinho should not happen again

Solidarity action of ContraMINAcción, member of Yes to Life No To Mining in Galicia, Spain, together with organizations that reject mining throughout the Iberian Peninsula, towards the victims of the avalanche caused by the breakage of a dam from the mine Corrego do Feijão, in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais, Brazil). During...

Solidariedade global no IV Encontro de ContraMINAcción: crimes como o da mineradora Vale em Brumadinho não devem voltar a acontecer

Solidariedade global no IV Encontro de ContraMINAcción: crimes como o da mineradora Vale em Brumadinho não devem voltar a acontecer

A foto-ação solidária da ContraMINAcción, membro de Yes to Life No to Mining na Galícia, Espanha, juntou organizações que se opõem as explorações mineiras em toda a Península Ibérica, em apoio as vítimas da avalanche provocada pelo rompimento de uma barragem de rejeitos tóxicos da mina Corrego do Feijão, em...

El Parlamento Europeo insta a investigar sobre la vulneración generalizada de directivas europeas en las minas de San Finx

El Parlamento Europeo insta a investigar sobre la vulneración generalizada de directivas europeas en las minas de San Finx

– Se aprecia que el proyecto de explotación actual, aprobado en 2009, se debería haber sometido a los trámites de evaluación ambiental y participación pública – El abandono de dos presas de residuos mineros y los altos niveles de metales pesados en las aguas, a sólo 7 km de los...

PRESS RELEASE: Spanish campaigners call Atalaya Mining to account

PRESS RELEASE: Spanish campaigners call Atalaya Mining to account

YLNM members ContraminAccion, Plataforma Mina Touro O Pino Non and allies from the UK and Spain are in London this week to voice their opposition to UK-listed mining company Atalaya mining’s operations in Spain. JOINT PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25/06/18 Spanish campaigners to attend Atalaya Mining’s AGM on...

Huge demonstrations against mining in Galicia, Spain

Huge demonstrations against mining in Galicia, Spain

On the 10th June hundreds marched through the streets of Santiago de Compostela in the latest mass demonstrations against new mining operations in Galicia, north west Spain. YLNM reports. 11 June 2018.  YLNM. This weekend in Santiago de Compostela members ContraMINAcción, a network of Galician organisations against mining, marched with the...