Press Release: Frontline defenders travel to London to counter Mines and Money conference between 25-30 November

Press Release: Frontline defenders travel to London to counter Mines and Money conference between 25-30 November

YLNM Coordinator for South East Asia Enteng Bautista and Camila Mendez from member group COSAJUCA, will travel to the heart of the mining industry- London – to challenge the Mines and Money Conference. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 21/11/17.  London Mining Network, War on Want, The Gaia Foundation, YLNM, Colombia Solidarity,...

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...

REPORT: The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources

REPORT: The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources

July 2016 This report from War on Want reveals the degree to which British companies now control Africa’s key mineral resources, notably gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal. It documents how 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) — most of them British — have mining...

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

Originally posted by London Mining Network. By Liam Barrington-Bush Is the Responsible Extractives Summit, headlined by Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Barrick Gold and others, a cynical PR move or an indication of ‘the ethical best’ an inherently-destructive industry has to offer? (‘The Oxymoron Appreciation Society’ re-brands the ‘Responsible Extractives Summit) ‘It...

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

The Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project has links to the UK and Australia and has become associated with deadly conflict in local communities. YLNM are standing in solidarity with the Amadiba Crisis Committee and allies in South Africa in their efforts to stop the mine and secure a sustainable future for their people.   Originally...

#StandWithAmadiba

#StandWithAmadiba

  • Written on: 11 May 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

Protestors from several organisations gathered in London yesterday to call on British millionaire Graham Edwards to help end Australian mining company Mineral Resources Limited (MRC) involvement in a controversial Xolobeni titanium mine on South Africa’s Wild Coast, or else divest his shares in the company. British property magnate Edwards is...

Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Disrupted

Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Disrupted

Yesterday members of UK civil society held an action in central London to challenge the Mining On Top Africa: London Summit. Two of us managed to get into the conference cocktail reception and hand a UK-African Civil Society letter to a senior member of SNL Metals and Mining- the conference’s main...

Divestment, in Solidarity: NAPE Uganda reach out to London’s divestment campaigners

Divestment, in Solidarity: NAPE Uganda reach out to London’s divestment campaigners

Today members of NAPE Uganda reached out from the front lines of resistance to fossil fuel extraction to express their solidarity with divestment campaigners in London. Here we share their powerful letter.   Dear Friends, We, Uganda’s National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), write to you to express our solidarity...