Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

In a letter responding to a recent DW article about the economic potential of Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, Ecuadorean NGOs challenge the country’s continued commitment to large-scale mining that could “wipe out a good part of the existing biodiversity, and transform biodiverse jewels into open-pit nightmares”, against the will of indigenous...

Hands off Intag- Municipality of Cotacachi, Ecuador, calls on world’s largest mining company to leave its territory

Hands off Intag- Municipality of Cotacachi, Ecuador, calls on world’s largest mining company to leave its territory

18th October UK/Ecuador– Tomorrow YLNM members in the UK will deliver a letter from the Autonomous Government of the Municipality of Santa Ana de Cotacachi, Ecuador, to the Annual General Meeting of BHP. The letter will call on BHP, the world’s largest mining company, to abandon five concessions in the...

‘Together we are the inextinguishable fever’: Ecuadorean Government ends attempt to close Acción Ecologica

‘Together we are the inextinguishable fever’: Ecuadorean Government ends attempt to close Acción Ecologica

Acción Ecologica have written to their international supporters to report that the Ecuadorean government has desisted from its efforts to close Acción Ecológica. YLNM are delighted with this news and we send ongoing solidarity and strength both to  Acción Ecológica and the Shuar People in their struggle against mega-mining in...

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

  • Written on: 13 October 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

A subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, Máxima Acuña and her family are standing up for their rights to peacefully live off their lands, which are sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. In recent weeks, Maxima and her family have experienced a new...

Latin American organizations hope for stronger accountability of Canadian mining overseas

Latin American organizations hope for stronger accountability of Canadian mining overseas

Development and Peace and Mining Watch Canada are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to give special attention to an open letter from close to 200 Latin American and international organizations urging for sweeping change to Canada’s foreign policy regarding the global mining sector. “Several of the signatory organizations are partner...

Global Civil Society Organisations Call for Release of Mongolian Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Global Civil Society Organisations Call for Release of Mongolian Environmental Defender Beejin Khastumur

Civil society organisations from around the world have come together to call for the permanent release of environmental and human rights defender Beejin Khastumur who faces 5-years in prison for an offence there is no evidence he committed. Beejin is the founder of DMNN, a Mongolian NGO and YLNM member...

Statement: 82 civil society organisations condemn the assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee!

Statement: 82 civil society organisations condemn the assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee!

We are shocked and outraged to learn of the brutal murder of the chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe. As chair of the ACC, Bazooka Rhadebe was helping lead the struggle of Amadiba residents on the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company...

Upholding Democracy: Supporting Ibague’s Popular Consultation on Mining

Upholding Democracy: Supporting Ibague’s Popular Consultation on Mining

The Mayor and council of Ibague, Colombia  have faced serious pressure over their attempts to hold a popular consultation that would give citizens a democratic vote on whether to allow mining in their region. Members of the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network sent the following letter to the Mayor and...

Africa-UK Civil Society Letter to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit

Africa-UK Civil Society Letter to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit

25/06/2015     Delegates and Organisers of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit,   We, members of African and UK civil society and communities, are aggrieved that the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit lacks meaningful representation from African civil society and communities, and ignores the negative impacts of...

African civil society and global allies challenge Chatham House conference on ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’

African civil society and global allies challenge Chatham House conference on ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’

Monday 16th March As speakers and participants gather at Chatham House in central London for a two-day conference entitled ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’, individuals, organisations and coalitions from across Africa and beyond have signed an open letter challenging the conference organisers and attendees. The letter asks that delegates consider an alternative set...