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...

Romanian civil society wins key victory against proposed gold mine

Romanian civil society wins key victory against proposed gold mine

Originally posted by DW. Romanian civil society is celebrating its success after a decade-long fight against a gold mining project in Rosia Montana. The site was recently included in the country’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage. Streets were full of people protesting. There were no “typical” protesters: They were...

Roşia Montană, A New Beginning – Screening and talk on building resilient communities

Roşia Montană, A New Beginning – Screening and talk on building resilient communities

On February 23, come to RCC and celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of Roşia Montană, but also the victories of civil society and local communities. Discover the story behind the 16 year long battle against corporate greed in Roşia and similar resilient communities across the world. Celebrate people power and...

Romanian village blocks Canadian firm from mining for gold

Romanian village blocks Canadian firm from mining for gold

Originally posted by The Guardian. A Romanian village where a Canadian firm is planning a controversial open-cast goldmine has been declared a site of historical interest, granting it protection from mining activity. “Rosia Montana village has been designated a place of historic site of national interest which has a radius...

The end of an affair! Gabriel to sue Romania over Rosia Montana via an ISDS case

The end of an affair! Gabriel to sue Romania over Rosia Montana via an ISDS case

Originally published on our partner’s website: Salvati Rosia Montana   July 21, 2015. This is the date when the locals of Rosia Montana obtained a subtle confirmation that their village is saved from the destruction of Gabriel Resources. The company admitted yesterday in a press release that they have lost...

Invitation to FanFest and the Rosia Montana Forum

Invitation to FanFest and the Rosia Montana Forum

Our Yes to Life, No to Mining allies and friends in Romania have shared this open invitation to attend the vibrant Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum this August. Dear friends, We are pleased to invite your network to participate in the Rosia Montana Activist Social Forum (#RMForum), an international event part...