From the polls to the tribunal: The farmers of Cajamarca, Colombia suing mining multinational Angolgold Ashanti

From the polls to the tribunal: The farmers of Cajamarca, Colombia suing mining multinational Angolgold Ashanti

Text and pictures by: Karlijn Van den Broeck, CATAPA The farming community that voted out multinational Anglogold Ashanti of their territory two years ago, is now taking the fight to court. In March 2017, the people of Cajamarca voted against mining in their region in a Consulta Popular. Two years later the same...

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

The filial of the multinational of African origin in the Southwest of the department of Antioquia, Quebradona Mining Company, is now shielding behind the decision of Corantioquia to continue the perforations for mining exploration in Cauca, Jericó. On the 26thof January, the Town Hall of Jericó, suspended the mining activities...

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

Original post: https://www.las2orillas.co/el-caficultor-de-jerico-se-le-enfrenta-la-poderosa-anglogold-ashanti/ The mayor of the municipality of Jericó, Antioquia, Jorge Pérez Hernández fulfilled the decision of the city council and ordered the sealing of the farm ‘La Mancha’ last weekend, where the South African mining company was intending to exploit a mine.  From the moment the City council of...

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Yes to Life, No To Mining celebrates three great successes in Romania, Greece and South Africa, where communities have won significant victories against destructive mining. We share these stories as inspiration to all. Victories like these encourage us to continue working in defence of life, for our health, for the...

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

The past 11thof August, in Bogotá, around 50 representatives of various territorial defence processes and a dozen experts, joined forces with the purpose of discussing the future of popular consultation in Colombia regarding extractive activities. Delegates of various municipalities from all over the country, from Cesar to Nariño, came together....

Crime against the environment without consequences in Jachal, Argentina

Crime against the environment without consequences in Jachal, Argentina

“The only gold more valuable than life is water, which is life in itself.” Following the story of pollution and impunity unfolding around Barrick Gold’s Veladero Mine in Jachal, Argentina. Published 5/6/18 Only 2% the world´s water is fresh, and 75% of it comes from the glaciers. In Argentina, the...

Fidelma O’Kane – Earth Keeper

Fidelma O’Kane – Earth Keeper

  • Written on: 03 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

In this powerful, eloquent short film, Fidelma O’Kane from Creggan, Northern Ireland, shares her love for the land she lives on and explains why she is resisting the construction of a new gold mine in the Sperrin Mountains. From the Sperrins to the Amazon, Earth Defenders on the frontline of...

Our Earth Our Future: To Mine or to Mind?

Our Earth Our Future: To Mine or to Mind?

  • Written on: 03 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

Via Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland. On 14th and 15th April, 2018 in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, an international conference, a community meeting and an activist gathering drew together community representatives, including many YLNM member organisations, with experience of successfully resisting, and building alternatives to, gold mining. The events...

Leave the gold in the hills: international solidarity flows to community resisting mining in Northern Ireland

Leave the gold in the hills: international solidarity flows to community resisting mining in Northern Ireland

Last month international solidarity from Honduras and YLNM members in Romania and Galicia flowed to community organisations resisting  a planned gold mine in Northern Ireland’s Sperrin Mountains. Originally published by London Mining Network.  (Photo: Copyright Ulster Herald) “A mask of gold hides all deformities”- Thomas Dekker Wind whips across high...

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Cajamarca, Colombia

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Cajamarca, Colombia

Alternatives to extractivism, rooted in a territory rich in biodiversity and agricultural traditions, are emerging in Cajamarca, Colombia. Three interviews, including one with YLNM Regional Coordinator Mariana Gomez, explore this hopeful emergence. Originally published by Red Pepper Magazine. On the 26th March 2017, citizens from the mountainous municipality of Cajamarca,...