The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The digitalisation of production and the ‘Internet of Things’, referred to as Industry 4.0 in Europe, is being sold with the promise of ‘clean’ economic growth and resource efficiency in a time of converging eco-social crises. But although the new technologies making this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ possible might seem sleek, clean...

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

Frontline communities resisting mining and fracking in South Africa have come together to create the Matatiele Manifesto. Calling for food and energy sovereignty, land rights and water protections, the manifesto strikes at the heart of South Africa’s extractivist land policies, writes Rachel Lees. Written for YLNM by Rachel Lees. 05/12/2016....

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...