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...

Atalaya Mining knocked back in Huelva, weakened in Galicia, sent tumbling in London

Atalaya Mining knocked back in Huelva, weakened in Galicia, sent tumbling in London

Galicia’s Regional Environment Minister has promised to meet with citizens opposing copper mining in Touro and O Pino, while Andalucia’s High Court has annulled environmental and mining authorisations at Atalaya Mining’s Rio Tinto Mine, as the company faces multiple set backs. On Friday 26th of April we woke up in...

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...

Global Solidarity from Spain and Portugal with Brasil: crime by the mining company Vale in Brumadinho should not happen again

Global Solidarity from Spain and Portugal with Brasil: crime by the mining company Vale in Brumadinho should not happen again

Solidarity action of ContraMINAcción, member of Yes to Life No To Mining in Galicia, Spain, together with organizations that reject mining throughout the Iberian Peninsula, towards the victims of the avalanche caused by the breakage of a dam from the mine Corrego do Feijão, in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais, Brazil). During...

‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

‘Ties are strengthened’: Spanish campaigners unite around Atalaya Mining’s London AGM

On Wednesday 27th June, Spanish campaigners attended the AGM of London-listed mining company Atalaya Mining to raise concerns about the company’s operations across Spain. Atalaya, which is listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), is the owner of the Riotinto copper mine in Huelva, Andalusia [not connected to Rio Tinto...

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

El Camino de Santiago: resistance to new copper mining near UNESCO World Heritage walking route

Plataforma Contra a Mina de Touro O Pino, part of YLNM member network ContraMINAcción, Galicia, is reaching out to pilgrims walking the famous El Camino de Santiago to raise awareness about a new mining project they say will destroy and contaminate the area of Touro and O Pino, just 15...

Leave the gold in the hills: international solidarity flows to community resisting mining in Northern Ireland

Leave the gold in the hills: international solidarity flows to community resisting mining in Northern Ireland

Last month international solidarity from Honduras and YLNM members in Romania and Galicia flowed to community organisations resisting  a planned gold mine in Northern Ireland’s Sperrin Mountains. Originally published by London Mining Network.  (Photo: Copyright Ulster Herald) “A mask of gold hides all deformities”- Thomas Dekker Wind whips across high...

Take Action: 10,000 native trees for Froxán

Take Action: 10,000 native trees for Froxán

Today the European Outdoor Conservation Association opened the voting to select a winner from 14 environmental conservation projects, selected as finalists from over 150. The winner will receive major new support for their project. The Froxán Commons Community (YLNM member and registered Indigenous and Community Conserved Area, ICCA, in Galiza,...

Resistance against mining growing in Galicia, Spain

Resistance against mining growing in Galicia, Spain

  On Sunday 25th February , YLNM member ContraMINAcción -a galician network of more than 20 organisations affected by mining and support organisations- joined the demonstration that said “No to the copper mining project in the communities of Touro and O Pino (A Coruña)”. The goal was to support the...