Los territorios discuten el futuro de las consultas populares en Colombia

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

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,...

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

What happens after a community successfully says No to mining? Having rejected the La Colosa Gold Mine in a popular consultation last year, the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, and forward-thinking Colombia businesses are building a future based on the region’s real treasures- clean water, land and agriculture. Article drawn from...

AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER  WITH HISTORICAL BURDEN in Argentina

AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER WITH HISTORICAL BURDEN in Argentina

  • Written on: 24 December 2017
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Based on original articles: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/79139-un-fallo-con-peso-historico https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/procesaron-ex-funcionarios-incumplir-ley-glaciares_0_HkV91Ujlz.html http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2086420-procesan-a-tres-ex-secretarios-de-ambiente-por-haber-violado-la-ley-de-glaciares The largest socio environmental disaster in the history of Argentina has been the consequence of three leakages of cyanide solution in Veladero mine during 2015, 2016 and 2017, caused by Barrick Gold Corporation. The leakages occurred in various water bodies at the region of...

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...