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...

América Latina camina hacia el post-extractivismo

América Latina camina hacia el post-extractivismo

Webinar de YLNM: yestolifenotomining.org Las comunidades, la naturaleza y el clima están siendo amenazados mundialmente por la megaminería con consecuencias severas que ya estamos experimentando. El apetito global por los minerales está creciendo de manera voraz, llevandonos a exceder los límites planetarios por el consumo excesivo de unos pocos y...

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

YLNM Latin America kicked off the network’s year-long ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series with a discussion focusing on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Latin America. Watch a full recording of the webinar here (in Spanish). Find out more about the wider ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series...

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...

Webinar: Post-extractivism and Latin America. 7th February 2019

Webinar: Post-extractivism and Latin America. 7th February 2019

The first of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series will focus on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Latin America. Date: Thursday 7th February 2019 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 (GMT UTC-5: Bogotá COT, Quito ECT)  Join via this link (see ‘How to Join Webinar’ instructions below)...

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Original article: https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/antioquia/campesinos-bloquean-trabajos-de-multinacional-minera-en-jerico They claim that the municipal agreement, which prohibits mining activities in the territory, is respected.   Hundreds of famers in Jericó, Antioquia, feel undignified because of the exploratory mining activities undertaken in their territory by the company Anglogold Ashanti, in spite of the municipal agreement, persuaded my local...

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Original articles: http://www.elnuevodia.com.co/nuevodia/mundo/colombia/425632-las-claves-del-fallo-que-suspende-el-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras and https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/fallo-del-tribunal-de-cundinamarca-suspende-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras Dec 14, 2018 In the decision, the Government ordered to clarify the limits of natural resource reserves zones A judgment of the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca orders the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Mining Agency and the Ministry of the Environment, to suspend the granting of...

Researchers and academics of prestigious universities around the globe requested the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of the judgment that intends to limit Popular Consultations

Researchers and academics of prestigious universities around the globe requested the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of the judgment that intends to limit Popular Consultations

Original in Spanish in the official page of Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida Researchers and academics from prestigious Universities around the world asked the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of Judgment SU 095 of 2018 (File: T-6298958), that limits the Popular Consultations and the fundamental right...

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Original: https://colombialibredefracking.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/comunicado-consultas-populares-fracking/ On the 21stof October, Fusagasugá and San Bernardo will become the epicenter of environmental protection, defense of water and territory in Colombia with the popular consultations taking place in these municipalities. The citizens will voice whether they agree or not with the implementation of Fracking, mining activities and oil...

Territorial Defenders make a symbolic occupation of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá to request for respect towards Popular Consultations

Original: https://comiteambiental.com/noticias/movilizacion/la-toma-simbolica-que-realizaron-los-ambientalistas-a-la-corte-constitucional/ The National Environmental Movement made a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2nd, in front of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá with the purpose of asking the Constitutional Court to respect the popular consultations and guarantee the participatory democracy recognized in the Political Constitution of Colombia. The environmental movement...