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...

Sister Stella Matutina – In Defence of Life

Sister Stella Matutina – In Defence of Life

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

“Development is not about amassing profits and money in the hands of the few.” Sister Stella Matutina, a prominent Filipino human rights and environmental defender, describes the great suffering foreign mining companies have brought to the Philippines. Challenging the argument that mining brings development, Sister Stella describes how the people...

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Kalikasan PNE is a member organisation of the Yes to Life, No to Mining network. They have long been stalwart activists for the rights and safety of community and environmental defenders and have been leading the charge of actions in response to the murder of Berta Caceres last month. The...

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...

Bayto, the village that stood up to mining

Bayto, the village that stood up to mining

Originally published by Bulatlat on 01/03/16 Bayto, the village that stood up against mining STA.CRUZ, Zambales – It was an ordinary morning of January 19, but something extraordinary was about to happen in Bayto village, Sta. Cruz town in Zambales province. A chilly breeze was blowing, but the handful of...

Voices of Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders from the Philippines

Voices of Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders from the Philippines

  • Written on: 20 January 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

This video, produced by the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact provides an introduction to the indigenous communities of the Philippines and the problems they face as regards land-use and resource exploitation by former and current governments. It shows up the dogma of liberalization and deregulation which favours multinational corporations and marginalizes...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Seeking Lepanto Mine Closure

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Seeking Lepanto Mine Closure

Originally published by Sun-Star on 14/01/16. (Correction: the Indigenous group referred to in this article as Lumads are in fact Igorots, another Indigenous group.)   Mankayan Indigenous People’s Groups (lumads) are seeking the closure of a century old mining firm in their locality. The clamor of lumad groups in Barangay...

At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

Originally published by New Internationalist. As many people anticipated, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) – deemed the last chance for an urgent agreement to address climate change – is at the brink of failing the people and future generations once again....

LAKBAYAN 6: RESIST IMPERIALIST PLUNDER, STOP LUMAD KILLINGS!

LAKBAYAN 6: RESIST IMPERIALIST PLUNDER, STOP LUMAD KILLINGS!

  • Written on: 17 December 2015
  • Posted under: Campaigns

RESIST BS AQUINO’S ATTACK ON SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES AND THE PEOPLE! As Aquino’s term ends in less than a year, gross human rights abuses against lumads, peasants, environmentalists, human rights defenders and church people continue to escalate in Mindanao. These human rights abuses glaringly persist in the ancestral domains where the...