The Philippines, a nation rich in precious metals, encounters powerful opposition to mining

The Philippines, a nation rich in precious metals, encounters powerful opposition to mining

Opposition to mining centers around the ecological disruption caused by mines, human rights abuses connected to the industry, and disputes over how profits should be shared. Mongabay. 8th June 2017, by Keith Schneider DIDIPIO, Philippines – Before OceanaGold began to systematically remove any trace that Dinkidi Mountain ever existed in...

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory- AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory- AWID

An article dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.     Published by AWID. By Daniela Marin Platero and Laila Malik. 11 April 2017 At...

The message reverberated well and clear in El Salvador: Sí a la Vida No a la Minería Metálica!

The Yes to Life No to Mining Network (YLNM), a global alliance of movements and organization opposing destructive mining and pursuing alternatives to extractivism, congratulates the Salvadoran people for passing a national law banning metal mining in El Salvador....

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Amianan Salakniban News Release, October 10, 2016  KASIBU, NUEVA VIZCAYA – Around 50 indigenous peoples from Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao staged a protest action in front of the gates of the open pit mining site of Oceana Gold Philippines Incorporated (OGPI) in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday to call...

All that Glitters is Not Gold: Resisting Mining Plunder in The Philippines

All that Glitters is Not Gold: Resisting Mining Plunder in The Philippines

By Clemente Bautista. 22/07/2016 In 2008, Australian junior mining company Lafayette went bankrupt after failing to commence commercial mining in the Philippines. And in 2015, the fourth biggest mining company in the world, Glencore Xstrata, was forced to make its own exit from the Philippines, despite the years it spent attempting to...

Victory! Oceana Gold Pulls Out Drilling Operation after people’s barricade

Victory! Oceana Gold Pulls Out Drilling Operation after people’s barricade

Originally posted by SAPPAKKMI and Amianan Salakniban NEWS RELEASE  BAGUIO CITY June 28 2016 Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. pulls out their drilling operations in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday, June 18, three days after anti-mining residents barricaded the entrance to the site. The Barangay Council and...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Barricade Oceana Gold Drilling Exploration

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Barricade Oceana Gold Drilling Exploration

15th June 2016 Anti-mining residents launched a barricade in June 15 to stop the drilling operations of Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya which started in the first week of June. “They are greedy. Still not satisfied with the vast open pit they...

El Salvador vs Pacific Rim: The Price of Saying ‘No’ to a Gold Mine

El Salvador vs Pacific Rim: The Price of Saying ‘No’ to a Gold Mine

Shared by YLNM member group MUFRAS-32. Originally published by The Argentina Independent, by Claire Nugent. El Salvador is defending itself against a US$301m lawsuit filed after it blocked a mining project to protect the country’s heavy-polluted water supply. The imminent verdict will set a precedent amid a growing trend of...

For the Love of Water: El Salvador’s Mining Ban

For the Love of Water: El Salvador’s Mining Ban

Originally posted by Counter Punch. By Lynne Holland. For some time now, U.S. and Canadian mining companies have been seeking out new mining sites in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world. This is partly because high-grade ores that are easily accessible in the U.S. and Canada are in the...

Photo Story: Communities tell OceanaGold to abandon Didipio mine

Photo Story: Communities tell OceanaGold to abandon Didipio mine

Philippines- On the 24th August more than 300 members of local communities from Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya, and their allies gathered to demand that Australian mining multinational OceanaGold ceases operations at its Didipio mine and leaves the area. OceanaGold (Philippines) (OGPI) has been operating its Didipio gold-copper mine in the area since...