Resistance against mining growing in Galicia, Spain

Resistance against mining growing in Galicia, Spain

  On Sunday 25th February , YLNM member ContraMINAcción -a galician network of more than 20 organisations affected by mining and support organisations- joined the demonstration that said “No to the copper mining project in the communities of Touro and O Pino (A Coruña)”. The goal was to support the...

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

ResourceContracts.org: a repository of mega-project contracts

ResourceContracts.org is a repository of publicly available contracts on gas, oil and mining. Visit ResourceContracts.org The repository, without being exhaustive, presents in simple language the main social, environmental, human rights, fiscal and operating terms of the companies to facilitate research and comparison between them. ResourceContracts.org promotes a greater reduction of...

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

By: Jairo Barbosa – Member of the information committee – Movimiento Cívico por el Agua y por la Vida de Gachantivá Gachantivá is not an exception of the national mining problem and wants to ratify the right consecrated in the Political Constitution of 1991, of the community in power to decide the...

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

On every inhabited continent, communities are defending land, water and life from unwanted mining operations, building the alternatives to extractivism and winning victories. Here we share some stories to inspire from 2017. Popular consultations banning mining sweep Colombia In a landmark popular consultation, on 26th March 2017 a resounding 98%...

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...

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

On the 13th of September 2015, there was a leakage of cyanide solution to various water bodies in San Juan, Argentina, consequence of mining activities in the area. This has been the biggest mining incident in the story of the country. However, this leakage was not the only one and...

Seeking Justice for Rape, Murder & Repression in the Mining Industry: The Hudbay Minerals/CGN lawsuits

Seeking Justice for Rape, Murder & Repression in the Mining Industry: The Hudbay Minerals/CGN lawsuits

A photo-essay by Grahame Russell, from YLNM member group Rights Action. November 22, 2017. From Nov.8-24, in Toronto, Canada, eleven Mayan Q’eqchi’ women from Guatemala are being questioned –one a day- by Hudbay Minerals’ team of lawyers from the well-connected Fasken Martineau law firm. These examinations for discovery (depositions) are...

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...