Webinar: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia

Webinar: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia

Join us for the third of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. The webinar will explore how communities and social movements are resisting plunder of minerals and metals in Southeast Asia- their struggles and successes- and the larger movement towards constructing a ‘post-extractive’ society in the region. Date: 1st...

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

YLNM Latin America kicked off the network’s year-long ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series with a discussion focusing on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Latin America. Watch a full recording of the webinar here (in Spanish). Find out more about the wider ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series...

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

Throughout 2019 the YLNM Network will bring together frontline communities, activists and academics from around the planet in a series of webinars that will ask ‘how can we move beyond extractivism?’ and showcase examples of where this shift has already begun. Register for the Life after mining webinars here to...

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

CAN WE TRUST ‘GREEN GROWTH’? DIY FACT CHECK

  • Written on: 04 May 2018
  • Posted under: Videos

  Originally published by The/Rules Here’s the magic number: 50 billion tons. That’s how much of the Earth’s materials and life forms we can safely use each year, without destroying the web of life.  That includes everything from wood to plastic, fish to livestock, minerals to metals: all the physical...

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Via Friends of the Earth Europe.  To revert the current ecological overshoot and build a sustainable society, we have to collectively engage in changing our economic model. New booklet “Sufficiency: moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency” suggests introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional...

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: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Frontline communities, scientists and campaigners opposing experimental deep sea mining say Apple’s newly announced commitment to a ‘no-mining’ future makes this frontier industry unnecessary.   Press Release. 2 May 2017 Oasis Earth- MiningWatch Canada – Bismarck Ramu Group – Deep Sea Mining Campaign – Solwara Warriors Scientists and civil society...

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple, one of the world’s largest tech giants, has announced its ambition to “stop mining the earth altogether.” This is a groundbreaking pledge, but questions remain over how and when Apple plans to do this. Published by VICE News. By Arielle Duhaime-Ross  Apr 19, 2017 Apple has one of the most aggressive sustainability...

Resistance, exchange, (post)extractivism: YLNM Coordinators meet in Galicia- in photos

Resistance, exchange, (post)extractivism: YLNM Coordinators meet in Galicia- in photos

Photographs from Wale Obayanju, Hannibal Rhoades, Natalie Lowrey. 13/03/2017 Earlier this month, YLNM’s 9 Regional coordinators met for the first time in Galicia, Spain, to explore the future of the YLNM network and exchange with local anti-mining movements. This photo story shares the coordinators’ experiences. Enjoy!   Day 1 & 2....