Froxán: Galician ICCA Community Launches Mining Awareness Educational Materials

Froxán: Galician ICCA Community Launches Mining Awareness Educational Materials

YLNM member community Froxán has created a new set of educational materials that explain the history of mining in Galicia and the industry’s impacts on health, society and nature. Including a children’s book, documentary film and school curriculums, these materials are an attempt to push back against efforts by mining...

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

By Steven H. Emerman, Ph.D. During the last two weeks of June 2019, I had the opportunity to evaluate three Spanish mining projects, in collaboration with Ecologistas en Acción, Plataforma Touro-O Pino Mina Non, and ContraMINAcción. The three projects were the active Riotinto Mine in Andalucía (southern Spain), the proposed...

Declaration: 14 Iberian People’s Platforms Unite Against ‘Voracious, Predatory’ Mining

Declaration: 14 Iberian People’s Platforms Unite Against ‘Voracious, Predatory’ Mining

In the latest ContraMINAcción and YLNM community-to-community exchange, 14 People’s Platforms from across the Iberian Peninsula came together to form a new, common platform in opposition to the ‘mining boom’ unfolding in Spain and Portugal. Below is a short description of the event and the declaration articulated by all 14...

El Parlamento Europeo insta a investigar sobre la vulneración generalizada de directivas europeas en las minas de San Finx

El Parlamento Europeo insta a investigar sobre la vulneración generalizada de directivas europeas en las minas de San Finx

– Se aprecia que el proyecto de explotación actual, aprobado en 2009, se debería haber sometido a los trámites de evaluación ambiental y participación pública – El abandono de dos presas de residuos mineros y los altos niveles de metales pesados en las aguas, a sólo 7 km de los...

Take Action: Support Galician YLNM members’ campaign to investigate the San Finx mine

Take Action: Support Galician YLNM members’ campaign to investigate the San Finx mine

Show your support for YLNM members in Galicia, Spain, defending their lands and waters from a tungsten mine. Sign the petition! ContraMINAcción and the Vida e Ria ou Minaria? campaign, both members of YLNM, have taken the case of the San Finx tin and tungsten mines to the European Parliament....

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....

Un comité de expertos internacionales visitó el entorno de San Finx

Un comité de expertos internacionales visitó el entorno de San Finx

San Finx: El colectivo Yes to Life, No to Mining alertó del estado de dos presas que podrían suponer un “desastre medioambiental”.   La Voz de Galicia. 06/03/2017 Durante el pasado domingo, una delegación de observadores y expertos internacionales sobre la minería visitó el entorno de la explotación minera y el río...