Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

Save Pont Valley: Local residents take direct action against new opencast coal mine

YLNM Members Coal Action Network share a story from the frontlines of the Save Pont Valley Campaign, where two local residents have blocked Banks Mining’s on-going efforts to dig a new opencast in County Durham, UK. Originally published by CAN. 15/05/18 This morning (15/05/18) two Durham residents living just 300m...

Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

YLNM members the Coal Action Network share stories from their new report- Slow Death in Siberia- which takes us deep into the coal-producing Kuzbass to hear firsthand from the indigenous Shor and other peoples how coal mining for export to nations like the UK is affecting them. Coal Action Network. 4/5/2018....

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Today YLNM member group Coal Action Network and NGO Fern release a new report – Slow Death in Siberia- which reveals the United Kingdom’s complicity in the coal-mining driven destruction of the Russian Kuzbass region and the indigenous peoples who call the region home. Originally published by Coal Action Network....

Pont Valley: Bust of Secretary of State unveiled to protest lack of action on opencast coal

Pont Valley: Bust of Secretary of State unveiled to protest lack of action on opencast coal

Communities resisting new opencast coal projects in the UK, YLNM members Coal Action Network and artists use creative protest to tell UK Government to revoke permits for new coal mines, like Banks Mining’s Bradley Project in Pont Valley. Coal Action Network, 10th April. On the 10th April, UK Secretary of...

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

Protestors in County Durham, UK, have climbed trees as part of an ongoing campaign by local residents to halt a new open cast coal mine. They are calling on the government to keep the coal in the ground as part of its coal phase-out plan. Originally published by Coal Action...

Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

In 2017 the YLNM Network has welcomed new members; supported critical campaigns and held its first global meeting of coordinators. Here we re-cap some of our network’s highlights. A first global gathering of YLNM Coordinators in Galicia In March 2017, YLNM’s 9 Regional coordinators met for the first time in Galicia, Spain,...

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

This could be the end of new opencast coal mining in the UK… YLNM member group Coal Action Network offer an interim snap shot of the public inquiry into Banks Mining’s application to opencast mine at Druridge Bay.   Coal Action Network. June 8th 2017. The public inquiry which will...

In Photos: Solidarity in action at rally to stop Druridge Bay coal mine

In Photos: Solidarity in action at rally to stop Druridge Bay coal mine

Solidarity flowed between UK and South African communities resisting coal mining this week at a rally to reject the Druridge Bay coal mine. If the mine is stopped, it could herald the end of UK open cast coal mining. Good news as climate change knows no borders!   1st June...

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

On the eve of what could be a landmark plannning inquiry for the future of UK Coal, communities fighting the expansion of coal mining in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, have reached out in support of UK allies campaigning to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland....

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Every year, the Comite Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida from Tolima, Colombia, holds a carnival parade in defence of land, water and life in the streets of the city of Ibagué. Drawing over 100,000 people to the city, the march has been a critical place for people to raise...