Communities maintain peaceful blockade to protest negative impacts of Tahoe Resources’ mine in Guatemala

Communities maintain peaceful blockade to protest negative impacts of Tahoe Resources’ mine in Guatemala

Guatemalan communities have peacefully and inspiringly been protesting the impacts of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine by stopping mine-related traffic. Find out more from NISGUA. Nisgua. June 15th 2017 Since June 7, 2017, communities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala have maintained a 24-hour peaceful protest of mine-related traffic. They...

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Women affected by the horrors of the Bougainville Crisis have blocked attempts by the Papua New Guinean Government to re-open the mine that played a key role in sparking the deadly conflict. ABC News, 17 June 2017 The push to reopen a controversial copper mine on the island of Bougainville...

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Yo amo a Cumarál — Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

The Municipality of Cumaral, Meta, Colombia, is another of Colombian municipality calling on its inhabitants to a Popular Consultation to prohibit oil extraction projects in their territory. The Municipality of Cumaral is located in the Andes foothills, towards the eastern plains of Colombia, 10 miles (25 kms) northeast from Villavicencio,...

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

  • Written on: 16 January 2017
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On the 15th of December 2016, YLNM members the ICCA Consortium organized a flash event at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) in Cancun (Mexico). The event — entitled: “No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to...

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

Originally posted by the ICCA Consortium. 24 October 2016. The courageous village of Soamahamanina, a name that could be translated as “the beautiful place which we will always love”, is located 70km west of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.  A Chinese company had obtained a mining concession for gold. Some...

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...

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

Originally posted by London Mining Network. By Liam Barrington-Bush Is the Responsible Extractives Summit, headlined by Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Barrick Gold and others, a cynical PR move or an indication of ‘the ethical best’ an inherently-destructive industry has to offer? (‘The Oxymoron Appreciation Society’ re-brands the ‘Responsible Extractives Summit) ‘It...

Call to action: Global Day Against Mega Mining 2016

Call to action: Global Day Against Mega Mining 2016

In 2009, opponents of the gold mine in Cerro San Pedro, Mexico, inaugurated the Global Day Against Mega Mining at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City In the years that followed hundreds of protests have been carried out to mark this day, 22nd July, in more than fifty countries and/or territories. Whether...

TWO HUNDRED INDIGENOUS U’WA OCCUPY GAS PLANT IN COLOMBIA

TWO HUNDRED INDIGENOUS U’WA OCCUPY GAS PLANT IN COLOMBIA

By Charlie Satow. Originally posted by Intercontinental Cry, June 14 2016. Two hundred Indigenous U’wa men, women, and children have occupied Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol’s Gibraltar I gas plant south of the Colombia-Venezuela border in Norte de Santander department, to demand that the government honour an agreement dating back...

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

The Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project has links to the UK and Australia and has become associated with deadly conflict in local communities. YLNM are standing in solidarity with the Amadiba Crisis Committee and allies in South Africa in their efforts to stop the mine and secure a sustainable future for their people.   Originally...