Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

“In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.” – Joan Carling, a...

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range:  Ecuador under threat

Urgent call to save the Nangaritza River and the Condor Mountain Range: Ecuador under threat

Three years after the murder of the indigenous Shuar leader José Tendetza (December 2, 2014) By: Fabián Pacheco. Environmental Agrobiologist of the Costa Rican Federation for the Conservation of the Environment The province of Zamora Chinchipe is one of the most exuberant places in the world, where the highland Amazon, the...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

Original post: http://m.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/jorge-eduardo-cock/alerta-por-gran-mineria-jorge-eduardo-cock-90818 By: Jorge Eduardo Cock L. The happening and result of the recent popular consultation held in Cajamarca, Tolima regarding mining in this territory persuaded the inhabitants of Támesis, Jericó, and other municipalities in the region known as Southwest Antioquia to hold a forum with experts on mining, its benefits...

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

  • Written on: 16 January 2017
  • Posted under: Videos

On the 15th of December 2016, YLNM members the ICCA Consortium organized a flash event at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) in Cancun (Mexico). The event — entitled: “No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to...

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them

The indigenous Shuar People of the Ecuadorean Amazon are taking action to reclaim homelands. The Shuar say their lands were taken from them without consultation or consent and given to Ecsa Ecuacorriente, a Chinese mining company.   Originally published by Remezcla. By Brian Miranda. 23 November 2016. In 2008, Ecuador...

Proyecto minero chino genera convulsión en territorio Shuar en la Parroquia Panantza San Carlos, Morona Santiago

Proyecto minero chino genera convulsión en territorio Shuar en la Parroquia Panantza San Carlos, Morona Santiago

21 de Noviembre 2016. Accion Ecologica. Las comunidades indígenas shuar expulsadas a la fuerza de la zona en donde se pretende ejecutar el proyecto minero Panantza-San Carlos, en Morona Santiago, a cargo de la empresa minera china Explocobres SA, EXSA, decidieron este martes volver a su territorio ancestral. En agosto...

Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Originally published by Venezuela Analysis on 05/06/16. Activists from grassroots organizations protested outside the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday to demand that the body put a halt to a controversial mega-mining project spearheaded by the Maduro government. The demonstration was organized by the Platform for the Nullity of the Mining Arc,...

Life in the Cyclic World: Traditional Knowledge Compendium from Eurasia

Life in the Cyclic World: Traditional Knowledge Compendium from Eurasia

Report collected and released by Yes to Life, No to Mining member Snowchange Co-op.   Life in the Cyclic World has been in the making for a decade. It is based on the collected, analyzed and assessed traditional ecological knowledge for the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment of the Arctic Council. Between...

Me’phaa Indigenous Fight Mexicans Mining Act

Me’phaa Indigenous Fight Mexicans Mining Act

Originally published by TeleSUR on 23rd May. Me’phaa Indigenous communities in Guerrero urged the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent and declare the mining act unconstitutional. Me’phaa Indigenous communities, in the state of Guerrero, urge the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent and declare unconstitutional the mining act....