Going ‘Beyond Extractivism’ on the Global Day Against Mega Mining 2019

Going ‘Beyond Extractivism’ on the Global Day Against Mega Mining 2019

Every year on the 22nd of July, communities, organisations and networks mark the Global Day Against Mega Mining (GDAMM)- raising their voices and joining in solidarity to denounce the escalating impacts of large-scale mining around the planet. In previous years members of YLNM Network have organised protests, held festivals, popularised...

Webinar: Going Beyond Extractivism in Europe. 27th March.

Webinar: Going Beyond Extractivism in Europe. 27th March.

Join us for the second of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. This will focus on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Europe, as well as how to transform the EU policies driving extractivism in the Global South. Date: Wednesday 27th March Time: 3pm Central...

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Arctic Tero Mustonen discusses the threats facing indigenous communities of the far-north in climate-changed times, and how their pioneering responses gives us all cause for hope and action.   Originally posted by Defiant. 22/02/2017 I’ll be the first to admit it: reading and writing about...

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

YLNM member group the Snowchange Cooperative is supporting indigenous and traditional communities in the circumpolar Arctic to resist a tidal wave of extractivism. A new report on Arctic resilience highlights how Snowchange are also helping pioneer regenerative responses to climate change through indigenous knowledge.     Originally posted by Snowchange....

Life in the Cyclic World: Traditional Knowledge Compendium from Eurasia

Life in the Cyclic World: Traditional Knowledge Compendium from Eurasia

Report collected and released by Yes to Life, No to Mining member Snowchange Co-op.   Life in the Cyclic World has been in the making for a decade. It is based on the collected, analyzed and assessed traditional ecological knowledge for the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment of the Arctic Council. Between...

Sámi People and allies force Irish mining company out of their territory

Sámi People and allies force Irish mining company out of their territory

Original Sources: Snowchange Cooperative & Irish Independent Karelian Diamond Resources – KDR, an Irish mining company that was granted potentially illegal permission to start exploring for diamonds in Utsjoki, Finland is pulling out. Media reports emerging from Ireland confirm the company has begun the process of withdrawing its mining claim in the area....

Mining An Imminent Threat to Local and Indigenous Communities of European North

Mining An Imminent Threat to Local and Indigenous Communities of European North

Tero Mustonen, Snowchange Cooperative, Finland tero@snowchange.org 1st December 2014 As recently reported in the UK media, such as in the Guardian  the European North is witnessing, much like other peripheries of the world, an onslaught of mining activities which threaten whole catchment areas, local and Indigenous communities and fragile Arctic...