The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The digitalisation of production and the ‘Internet of Things’, referred to as Industry 4.0 in Europe, is being sold with the promise of ‘clean’ economic growth and resource efficiency in a time of converging eco-social crises. But although the new technologies making this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ possible might seem sleek, clean...

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

by: Valentina Camacho Montealegre @valentinacmpm (twitter) Through a public letter to the Colombian Constitutional Court, 14 international organizations, 112 Colombian organizations, six research groups and 90 experts and social leaders expressed their opposition against the pronouncement made by the high court saying they are looking at ways of limiting popular...

Comité Ambiental at the UN: Colombia should respect popular consultations

Comité Ambiental at the UN: Colombia should respect popular consultations

Popular consultations are giving citizens a democratic say on the future of mining and energy projects across Colombia. Yet they face opposition from government and business. This week, the Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida addressed the UN to discuss why popular consultations must be respected. Valentina Camacho Montealegre....

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

Ibagué, first capital city in Colombia to prohibit polluting mining

By Valentina Camacho Montealegre | Published 06/08/2017 @valentinacmpm   With 14 votes in favour, the plenary of the City Council of Ibagué has approved Agreement 012 “whereby measures are to be taken for the preservation and defense of the ecological and cultural heritage of the Municipality of Ibagué” by banning mega-mining. The...

Press-release on the Outrage against environmental leaders in Cajamarca, Colombia – By the Youth Socio-environmental collective group of Cajamarca COSAJUCA 

Press-release on the Outrage against environmental leaders in Cajamarca, Colombia – By the Youth Socio-environmental collective group of Cajamarca COSAJUCA 

By: COSAJUCA 28 of July 2017  COSAJUCA informs the public opinion that the 28th of July at 7:30pm close to the hamlet of Cajamarca, exactly on the road to the Rincón Placer and Ciudadela Ismael Perdomo, two members of COSAJUCA were victims of an outrage with firearm. Fortunately, these two...

Jachal, Argentina states it will not allow a covenant with darkness

Jachal, Argentina states it will not allow a covenant with darkness

Jachal, Argetina states it will not allow a covenant with darkness. Official press release by the Don´t Touch Jachal Assembly The Argentinian Mining Federal Pact has been signed by the ex-president Cristina Fernández de Kichner and the ex-governor José Luis Gioja of San Juan, joined by other Barrick governors is...

Please sign: We Demand Justice for Mariano Abarca from Mexican and Chiapas Authorities

The Movimiento M4, a YLNM member is distributing the following solidarity call of mexican organisation Otros Mundos A.C./Amigos de la Tierra México and others in support of Mariano Abarca’s Family .  The Mexican state failed in its obligation to defend and protect the life of Mariano Abarca Roblero, a highly...

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

 Extractive industries are pushing Africa’s indigenous peoples and their sacred lands to the margins, but the custodians of these sacred lands are pushing back, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades. Originally published in Intercontinental Cry. June 28, 2017 (Sacred natural site custodians in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia perform a welcome...

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Jericó and Támesis: Colombian municipalities find new ways to stay mining-free

Colombian citizens are employing a range of new democratic tactics to defend their territories, livelihoods and life from extractivism, writes Mariana Gomez, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. This is a moment of great innovation. Article compiled thanks to articles and press notes by Fernando Jaramillo, Francisco Arias and other members of...

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

On Friday 2nd of June, Marchas Carnaval where held in more than 35 municipalities in Colombia, and in other cities around the world, celebrating the defense of water, life and territory through songs dance, theater and art. This celebration of life called more than 120.000 people only in the city...