YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

In 2017 YLNM continued gathering tools to support and inform  communities’ efforts to resist mining, as well as films sharing inspiring stories of community resilience, victory and restoration. Here are some of the most powerful from 2017. Films Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal  In the...

Protect Juristac! Join the campaign to protect Amah Mutsun sacred lands

Protect Juristac! Join the campaign to protect Amah Mutsun sacred lands

Take action in solidarity the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Support their campaign to stop the destruction of Juristac- their most sacred site.   The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band from California, USA, have launched a new campaign to prevent surface sand and gravel mining take place on nearly 320 acres of their...

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Mining and Resistance in Dinétah

Originally published by the Laura Flanders Show. This special documentary, filmed on location in Dinétah- the name of the land of the Navajo people, spanning parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah- follows the Navajo people’s resistance to the massive industrial exploitation of their lands. 21 Billion tons of...

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest

Originally published by The Guardian. 06/12/2016. By Rebecca Solnit. No one saw it coming. But on a Sunday, word came that the US Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawing permission to build the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river, just above the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. What do you...

Crested Butte celebrates as longest running mine battle in the West nears end

Crested Butte celebrates as longest running mine battle in the West nears end

Crested Butte, a former mining town in Colorado, has transformed itself into a thriving destination for outdoor sports, pioneering a new economy. The community have also defeated plans for a new mine after 40-years of struggle… Published by Denver Post.  o1/10/2016 CRESTED BUTTE — This end-of-the-road village has spent nearly...

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a direct action movement against the...

Mining Leaves a Menominee Tribe’s Hallowed Sites at Risk

Mining Leaves a Menominee Tribe’s Hallowed Sites at Risk

Originally posted by Environmental Health News. 20/09/ 2016 by Brian Bienkowski Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago. “I was in a van and when we drove by the White Rapids I looked over and saw an...

Ditch coal now! The global destruction caused by the UK’s coal power generation

Ditch coal now! The global destruction caused by the UK’s coal power generation

By Anne Harris. Originally posted by The Ecologist. The UK’s coal burn is not just having a huge impact on climate, writes Anne Harris. It’s also devastating communities in the UK, Russia, Colombia and other nations that supply our coal power stations. Those impacted are doing their best to resist...

Ditch Coal

Ditch Coal

Ditch Coal- A report from the Coal Action Network (UK) In 2015, 24% of the electricity produced in the UK came from coal fired power stations, but what do we really know about this industry? The Ditch Coal report aims to “follow the coal” in order to expose the impacts...

Shell leaves the Arctic!

Shell leaves the Arctic!

In a monumental win for the climate and our living planet, oil-giant Shell has announced it is abandoning its oil drilling plans in the Arctic. Shell says its decision to put its Arctic plans on hold for the ‘forseeable future’ is due to plummeting oil prices, but inside sources have revealed...