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...

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...

In Pictures – Yes to Life No to Mining raises the voice of African civil society against the extractives

In Pictures – Yes to Life No to Mining raises the voice of African civil society against the extractives

Over the last two days the Yes to Life No to Mining movement has pulled together to ensure that the voices of African civil society cannot be ignored by the conference ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’ hosted by Chatham House in central London. Yes to Life No to Mining founder and ally, Nnimmo...

Let them eat carbon! The corporate plan to cook Africa in its own fossil fuels

Let them eat carbon! The corporate plan to cook Africa in its own fossil fuels

Yes to Life No to Mining allies Nnimmo Bassey & Sheila Berry write for The Ecologist about why the Chatham House conference Extractive Industries in Africa is getting it so gravely wrong. Originally posted in The Ecologist 17th March 2015. Mining corporations, politicians and big NGOs are meeting in London today...

African civil society and global allies challenge Chatham House conference on ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’

African civil society and global allies challenge Chatham House conference on ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’

Monday 16th March As speakers and participants gather at Chatham House in central London for a two-day conference entitled ‘Extractive Industries in Africa’, individuals, organisations and coalitions from across Africa and beyond have signed an open letter challenging the conference organisers and attendees. The letter asks that delegates consider an alternative set...

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...