New Water Grabbing Platform Unites With Yes to Life, No to Mining

New Water Grabbing Platform Unites With Yes to Life, No to Mining

A dangerous phenomenon is spreading globally, that, while going largely unnoticed, represents a direct threat to human rights and the environment: global water grabbing.   By water grabbing we refer to the wide variety of phenomena characterised by the removal of water resources as a commons, openly available for everyone...

Mining Our Roots

Mining Our Roots

NAPE Uganda explores the current and future threats Ugandan ecosystems and communities face due to the expansion of mining activities in the nation. Testimony from the communities of Osukuru, Hoima, Tororo and Kasese reveals how mining for oil and sand are disrupting water systems, food sovereignty practices and undermining sacred...

Territories Free of Mining on the Rise in Honduras

Territories Free of Mining on the Rise in Honduras

Story by Sandra Cuffe (Originally posted by Beacon Reader where you can support Sandra’s investigative reporting on mining in Central America)    While the Honduran government continues its promotion of mining investment, communities around the country are voting against mining in open town hall assemblies. At least 10 municipalities in Honduras have...

Alyansa Tigil Mina: Mining in the Philippines

Alyansa Tigil Mina: Mining in the Philippines

Alyansa Tigil Mina is a coalition of organisations and groups who are campaigning against the promotion of irresponsible and destructive mining in the Philippines. As a peoples movement it  consists of groups and individuals, NGOs, faith-based networks and academic organisations. Alyansa Tigil Mina works at various sites of struggle across the...

Coal Mines Polluting South Kalimantan’s Water

Greenpeace — Coal Mines Polluting South Kalimantan’s Water

This report, published by Greenpeace Southeast Asia, explores the affects of coal mining on the water supplies in Indonesia, in the southern part of Kalimantan. Since 2011 South Kalimantan has produced roughly a third of Indonesia’s coal, and has resulted in ever-present environmental and social damages. Tests taken of water...

Mining An Imminent Threat to Local and Indigenous Communities of European North

Mining An Imminent Threat to Local and Indigenous Communities of European North

Tero Mustonen, Snowchange Cooperative, Finland tero@snowchange.org 1st December 2014 As recently reported in the UK media, such as in the Guardian  the European North is witnessing, much like other peripheries of the world, an onslaught of mining activities which threaten whole catchment areas, local and Indigenous communities and fragile Arctic...

Ghana’s Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites calls President to halt Mining activities in Upper West Region

Ghana’s Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites calls President to halt Mining activities in Upper West Region

The Upper West Civil Society Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites, has called on the President to as a matter of urgency halt any process to open up the Upper West Region for mining activity. “This is because of the fragile nature of the ecosystem coupled with the weak legal...

Save the Lower Zambezi Campaign

Save the Lower Zambezi Campaign

The Zambian government has given Zambezi Resources, an Australian company, exclusive rights for an open-cast copper mine in the Lower Zambezi National Park. This pristine area, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was originally a mining free area under the Wildlife Act of 1998 and other provisions of protected areas. An original Environmental...

Gold Rush: Protecting Sacred Groves in Ghana’s Upper West region

Gold Rush: Protecting Sacred Groves in Ghana’s Upper West region

“Even if we deposit gold bars the size of Mount Everest to our descendants we still will not have helped them at all.” Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Natural Sites, Ghana   Peppered through Ghana’s Upper West region, clusters of indigenous trees stand tall against the...

Local Communities Resist Gold Mining in Corcoesto, Galicia

Local Communities Resist Gold Mining in Corcoesto, Galicia

Some of the largest gold reserves in Western Europe lie in Galicia and Asturias- the regions at Spain’s North Western extent. These areas have seen sporadic mining since the Romans first exploited the gold reserves. More recently multiple companies explored the area during the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, Spain’s...