Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

In 2017 the YLNM Network has welcomed new members; supported critical campaigns and held its first global meeting of coordinators. Here we re-cap some of our network’s highlights. A first global gathering of YLNM Coordinators in Galicia In March 2017, YLNM’s 9 Regional coordinators met for the first time in Galicia, Spain,...

Press Release: Frontline defenders travel to London to counter Mines and Money conference between 25-30 November

Press Release: Frontline defenders travel to London to counter Mines and Money conference between 25-30 November

YLNM Coordinator for South East Asia Enteng Bautista and Camila Mendez from member group COSAJUCA, will travel to the heart of the mining industry- London – to challenge the Mines and Money Conference. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 21/11/17.  London Mining Network, War on Want, The Gaia Foundation, YLNM, Colombia Solidarity,...

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...

Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines

Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines

Citing a need to protect communities and biodiversity, Philippine environment minister Regina Lopez has announced the decision to ban new open-pit metal mines in one of the world’s most mineralised nations. Originally published by Mongabay. 1 May 2017. QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Prompted by powerful evidence of massive injury to...

Philippines: Green group calls for immediate enforcement of suspension, closure orders on 26 large-scale mines

Philippines: Green group calls for immediate enforcement of suspension, closure orders on 26 large-scale mines

YLNM member group Kalikasan PNE are calling on the Philippine Department for Environment and Natural Resources to close 21 large-scale mines as part of a major effort to tackle predatory extractivism in the Philippines. The mining companies should pay for the damage they have caused, say Kalikasan.   PRESS RELEASE 02...

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...

Global Day Against Mega Mining: 4 Inspiring Stories of Resistance

Global Day Against Mega Mining: 4 Inspiring Stories of Resistance

Published 22/07/2016 When working to expose and oppose an industry as destructive and deadly as the mining industry, good news can often be in short supply. This year has been no exception so far with new research revealing that mining is the most deadly industry on Earth for those who oppose...

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...

In Defence of Life

In Defence of Life

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

In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania. Courageous environmental and human rights defenders from these communities describe how they have suffered and why they are standing firm to protect their families, land, water...