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...

Tolupan human rights defender José de los Santos Sevilla assassinated in Honduras

Tolupan human rights defender José de los Santos Sevilla assassinated in Honduras

YLNM members Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4) have alerted the network to the fact that Tolupan indigenous leader Jose de Los Santos Sevilla has been assassinated in Honduras. M4 connect José’s murder to the predatory extractivism at work the in Honduras. We join M4 in expressing our solidarity with José’s family...

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Kalikasan PNE is a member organisation of the Yes to Life, No to Mining network. They have long been stalwart activists for the rights and safety of community and environmental defenders and have been leading the charge of actions in response to the murder of Berta Caceres last month. The...

Fight with Joy: Remembering Berta Caceres

Fight with Joy: Remembering Berta Caceres

Originally posted on Intercontinental Cry. Words and photo by Sandra Cuffe. I lost it at the one about the crab in the laptop case. Laughter filled the little room and floated out into the dirt courtyard of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) office. Bertha Isabel Cáceres...

Honduras: COPINH Denounce Assassination of Berta Caceres

Honduras: COPINH Denounce Assassination of Berta Caceres

March 7, 2016 HONDURAS March 6, 2016 (Click here to read in Spanish) The Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) demands an investigation by independent and impartial experts to identify those physically responsible for the political assassination of Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores, General Coordinator of COPINH, as well...

Urgent action: protection for Gustavo Castro Soto, witness of Berta Cáceres murder

Urgent action: protection for Gustavo Castro Soto, witness of Berta Cáceres murder

  • Written on: 03 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

As detailed in a 2015 report from Global Witness, Honduras is the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists. Urgent action alert : we are asking for protection for Gustavo Castro Soto,  who witnessed the assassination of Berta Cáceres last night & was injured himself. He is now...

Take Action: Canadian Aura Minerals Inc. Using Threats And Illegal Detentions To Crush Protests And Expand Gold Mine Into 200-year Old Cemetery In Honduras

Take Action: Canadian Aura Minerals Inc. Using Threats And Illegal Detentions To Crush Protests And Expand Gold Mine Into 200-year Old Cemetery In Honduras

Alongside the Honduras Solidarity Network, YLNM member group Rights Action are calling for support to pressure Aura Minerals Inc, a Canadian mining company, over their use of intimidation tactics in the community of Azacualpa, Honduras. Read this primer, watch the video and learn how to take action. In April 2014,...

For the Love of Water: El Salvador’s Mining Ban

For the Love of Water: El Salvador’s Mining Ban

Originally posted by Counter Punch. By Lynne Holland. For some time now, U.S. and Canadian mining companies have been seeking out new mining sites in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world. This is partly because high-grade ores that are easily accessible in the U.S. and Canada are in the...

organizaciones sociales desmitifican el I Congreso de Minería de Honduras

organizaciones sociales desmitifican el I Congreso de Minería de Honduras

publicado originalmente por M4   Entre el 7 y el 11 de julio se realizó en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa el I Congreso Internacional de Minería de Honduras organizado por la Universidad Politécnica de Ingeniería, UPI, y gobierno a través del Instituto Hondureño de Geología y Minas. Desde los convocantes, la...