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...

Community Mapping & Resistance Ghana

Community Mapping & Resistance Ghana

  • Written on: 03 February 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

This film follows the successful efforts of the community of Tanchara to resist the activities of Australian gold mining corporation Azumah Resources on their lands in north west Ghana. Tanchara’s story highlights the importance of being well organised and united as a community in the face of a mining threat;...

PETITION AGAINST THE ACTIVITIES OF AZUMA RESOURCES IN TOME

PETITION AGAINST THE ACTIVITIES OF AZUMA RESOURCES IN TOME

Shared with YLNM by CIKOD, Ghana, on behalf of the Tome Community. We the people of Tome, taking cognizance of article 257 (which talks about public lands and the ownership of mineral resources) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, have pledged to halt the activities of any person or group...

Dirty Diggers: A report on gold mining in Upper West Ghana

Dirty Diggers: A report on gold mining in Upper West Ghana

Dirty Diggers is an investigative radio report by CitiFM exploring the issues surrounding gold mining in the Upper West region of Ghana. There Yes to Life, No to Mining member CIKOD is working alongside communities who feel the activities of Australian mining multinational Azumah Resources are placing their livelihoods and future in jeopardy....

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

These case studies, shared by members of African civil society and their allies, offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues caused by large-scale mining in Africa and the failure of companies to adequately address these. In terms of reflecting the full scale of these problems in...

Ghana’s Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites calls President to halt Mining activities in Upper West Region

Ghana’s Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites calls President to halt Mining activities in Upper West Region

The Upper West Civil Society Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites, has called on the President to as a matter of urgency halt any process to open up the Upper West Region for mining activity. “This is because of the fragile nature of the ecosystem coupled with the weak legal...

Gold Rush: Protecting Sacred Groves in Ghana’s Upper West region

Gold Rush: Protecting Sacred Groves in Ghana’s Upper West region

“Even if we deposit gold bars the size of Mount Everest to our descendants we still will not have helped them at all.” Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Natural Sites, Ghana   Peppered through Ghana’s Upper West region, clusters of indigenous trees stand tall against the...