Global protests held against ethnocide of Oceanagold mine in the Philippines

Global protests held against ethnocide of Oceanagold mine in the Philippines

On World Indigenous People’s Day, the global Network Yes to Life No to Mining joins the global protest against Oceana Gold with its member organisation Kalikasan from the Philippines. Indigenous peoples alongside national and international organizations held simultaneous rallies in Australia, El Salvador, Canada, and the Philippines calling for the...

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

The small nation of El Salvador has banned metal mining and defeated a mining multinational suing the nation for protecting its water sources… How did this happen? What can we learn? Can El Salvador’s historic victories be replicated elsewhere?   Ethics and International Affairs, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh.  June 19, 2017  A...

VICTORY! OceanaGold loses ISDS claim against El Salvador

VICTORY! OceanaGold loses ISDS claim against El Salvador

Australian mining company OceanaGold has lost its attempt to claim $284 million in compensation from El Salvador’s government via the World Bank’s secret trade court. This is a major victory for local communities resisting gold mining in El Salvador and for other resisting OceanaGold’s operations around the world. A collection...

Nueva Vizcaya stops entry of mining firms

Nueva Vizcaya stops entry of mining firms

Originally published by the Manila Times on 01/04/16 BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The provincial government here is pursuing its advocacies to stop the entry of more large scale mining companies in collaboration with allied organizations. Gov. Ruth Padilla said she will continue to collaborate and tap the support of organizations such...

TPP will harm campaign to protect tribal land from mining.

TPP will harm campaign to protect tribal land from mining.

Originally published by Yes! Magazine on 05/01/2016. Defending Otter Creek The air was hazy from distant wildfires on August 29 when a gift arrived on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeast Montana. Carvers from the Lummi Tribe in Washington state brought a totem pole as a sign of support for...

For the love of water: El Salvador’s mining ban may cost $300m ‘compensation’

For the love of water: El Salvador’s mining ban may cost $300m ‘compensation’

Originally published by The Ecologist on 10/10/15.   Disastrous water pollution from gold mines in El Salvador has united government and people to oppose new metal mines, writes Lynn Holland. In Central America’s most water scarce country, the imperative is to keep lakes, rivers and streams clean and wholesome. But...