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....

Post-Growth and Post-Extractivism: Two Sides of the Same Cultural Transformation

Post-Growth and Post-Extractivism: Two Sides of the Same Cultural Transformation

By Alberto Acosta. Translated by Dana Brablec. Originally published by alternautas.net  Marx said that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps things are very different. It may be that revolutions are the act by which the human race travelling in the train applies the emergency brake. Walter Benjamin...

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

By Carlos Zorrilla Despite its very dark history in Latin America and Africa (1), extractivism- or the extraction of natural resources at unsustainable rates- is still being favored by self-proclaimed progressive governments, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, with the justification of ending poverty. This has become a mantra for these...

We need a real “Alternatives to Mining” Indaba

We need a real “Alternatives to Mining” Indaba

By Farai Maguwu and Christelle Terreblanche. Originally posted by Pambazuka News You could be forgiven for thinking you were attending a side-event at Cape Town’s glitzy annual Mining Indaba in early February, when the opening panel of a civil society meeting repeatedly stressed how crucial mining is for Africa’s ‘development.’...

COP Out: The hollow promise of the Paris climate deal

COP Out: The hollow promise of the Paris climate deal

YLNM Coordinator for North Europe Hal Rhoades discusses why, despite the hype, the climate agreement hatched by world governments in Paris won’t save us from climate catastrophe. He argues that people’s movements, not multilateral theatrics, represent our best hope for avoiding climate disaster.   If you’ve been following international media coverage...

The Kakadu Charter Which Helped Stop A Uranium Mine Marks 15 Years Of Shared Values

The Kakadu Charter Which Helped Stop A Uranium Mine Marks 15 Years Of Shared Values

Originally published by New Matilda. 16/11/2015. Tomorrow marks a significant anniversary in a landmark battle to protect a people, and a place. Justin O’Brien and Dave Sweeney explain. Fifteen years ago this week, two very different Australians representing the aspirations of very different communities signed a document outlining a shared vision for a better...

Sustainable development is failing but there are alternatives to capitalism

Sustainable development is failing but there are alternatives to capitalism

Originally posted on The Guardian In the face of worsening ecological and economic crises and continuing social deprivation, the last two decades have seen two broad trends emerge among those seeking sustainability, equality and justice. First there are the green economy and sustainable development approaches that dominate the upcoming Paris...