Webinar: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia

Webinar: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia

Join us for the third of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. The webinar will explore how communities and social movements are resisting plunder of minerals and metals in Southeast Asia- their struggles and successes- and the larger movement towards constructing a ‘post-extractive’ society in the region. Date: 1st...

Defending Kawthoolei: The story of Salween Peace Park

Defending Kawthoolei: The story of Salween Peace Park

A new video from YLNM, IPCM and Kalikasan PNE shares the inspiring story of the Indigenous Karen People’s defence of their ancestral territory- Kawthoolei- through the creation of Salween Peace Park. It is accompanied by a photo story from YLNM Regional Coordinator for S.E.Asia, Clemente Bautista. The Salween Peace Park...

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...