Myanmar-Philippines: Exchange for peace and peoples’ defence of land

Myanmar-Philippines: Exchange for peace and peoples’ defence of land

In January 2019, communities resisting mining in Myanmar and the Philippines met to exchange knowledge, strategies and skills for defence of land and alternatives to extractivism, as part of YLNM’s global community-to-community exchange programme. YLNM Regional Coordinator for S.E.Asia, Enteng Bautista, reports. See similar reports from YLNM community exchanges in...

Shan civil society groups call for gold mining suspension

Shan civil society groups call for gold mining suspension

Originally published by the Myanmar Times on 07/03/16.   The Shan State Farmers’ Network (SSFN) will ask the incoming National League for Democracy government to suspend companies’ gold mining operations in eastern Shan State, which the organisation says have polluted local villagers’ water resources.   A decade of mining in...

Villagers in Myanmar retake land from mining company

Villagers in Myanmar retake land from mining company

Originally published by Mizzima on 04/01/16 No land is left for our people […] so we came and retook our lands. About 300 local people and their supporters took back their land from Myanmar Sithu Gold Mining Company at Yayhtwet village, Chaunggyi village-tracts, Thapeikyin Township, Pyinoolwin district, Mandalay Region on...

Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the struggle for human rights

Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the struggle for human rights

Originally published by Michael Caster on OpenDemocracy.net 3/08/15     The Letpadaung copper mine in the Sagaing Region of central Myanmar has become a major fault line in the struggle for human rights in that country. It is also emblematic of a global problem: the damage caused by exploitative resource extraction...