Nnimmo Bassey – In Defence of Life

Nnimmo Bassey – In Defence of Life

  • Written on: 18 April 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

“It’s about grabbing a part of the Earth an placing a mark of ownership on something that actually owns you. It doesn’t add up.” In this interview poet, Earth Defender and Right Livelihood Award Winner Nnimmo Bassey challenges the assumptions at the very root of the mining industry- that we...

Urgent YLNM Letter: Protect Ekuri Community Forest, Nigeria

Urgent YLNM Letter: Protect Ekuri Community Forest, Nigeria

The Yes to Life, No to Mining Network sent the following letter in solidarity with Ekuri Forest communities whose sustainable livelihoods are threatened by a new super highway in Cross River State, Nigeria.   26th February 2016   An Urgent Letter of Concern Regarding the Proposed Super Highway and Its...

Stop the construction of the Cross River State Superhighway immediately!

Stop the construction of the Cross River State Superhighway immediately!

  • Written on: 25 February 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Help stop the construction of a super highway that will destroy Ekuri village and open up Nigeria’s rainforest to mining, logging and hunting! Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria, Ben Ayade has announced the construction of a 260 km superhighway to go from the coast to a small town called...

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

This guide, by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), is brilliantly easy to use and understand. It is an invaluable resource for training and teaching environmental monitors in communities across the world. It goes through logical and clear steps from reviewing your local environment then monitoring the impacts of...

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

These case studies, shared by members of African civil society and their allies, offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues caused by large-scale mining in Africa and the failure of companies to adequately address these. In terms of reflecting the full scale of these problems in...

PRESS RELEASE: African Civil Society Challenges London Mining Conference

PRESS RELEASE: African Civil Society Challenges London Mining Conference

  Thursday 25th June 2015: For immediate release   PRESS RELEASE   African Civil Society Challenges London Conference and Asks: “Is Mining Really ‘On Top’ in Africa?”   Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted an open letter to the organisers and delegates of...

Yes to Life, No to Mining Update, December 2014. New film, stories of resistance, interviews, toolkits and actions.

Yes to Life, No to Mining Update, December 2014. New film, stories of resistance, interviews, toolkits and actions.

December 2014. New film launched In Solidarity with communities. Stories of resistance from around the planet. Interviews, toolkits and actions. Friends, Thank you for pledging your support to the Yes to Life, No to Mining movement. Through these occasional dispatches we will keep you updated with inspiring stories of mining resistance from around...