Tres grandes éxitos contra proyectos mineros en Rumanía, Grecia y Sudáfrica

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Romania, Greece, South Africa: Three victories against destructive mining

Yes to Life, No To Mining celebrates three great successes in Romania, Greece and South Africa, where communities have won significant victories against destructive mining. We share these stories as inspiration to all. Victories like these encourage us to continue working in defence of life, for our health, for the...

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. March 8th 2016. About a month ago, the city mayor requested a Popular Consultation, a type of referendum found in the Colombian Constitution as a democratic mechanism for people to participate in the decisions that affect their future. The current threats of...

The Coconut Revolution: Resisting Rio Tinto’s Panguna Mine

The Coconut Revolution: Resisting Rio Tinto’s Panguna Mine

  • Written on: 19 February 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

This is the story of the people of Bougainville remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. The people of the island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) – and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ decided to step up production at the Panguna...

Colombia in focus: Mining, destroying and displacing indigenous people

Colombia in focus: Mining, destroying and displacing indigenous people

 In part one of an extended interview, YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez and environmental and cultural governance expert Nelson Ortiz describe how mining companies are impacting ecosystems and the lives of indigenous peoples in Colombia’s Yaigoje Apaporis region and in the country more broadly. They also discuss how communities have been...

Romanian civil society wins key victory against proposed gold mine

Romanian civil society wins key victory against proposed gold mine

Originally posted by DW. Romanian civil society is celebrating its success after a decade-long fight against a gold mining project in Rosia Montana. The site was recently included in the country’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage. Streets were full of people protesting. There were no “typical” protesters: They were...

Victory as Colombia bans mining in water-rich Paramos!

Victory as Colombia bans mining in water-rich Paramos!

Originally by Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com 9 February 2016 Colombia has officially banned all mining activities in its paramo regions (moorlands) after the country’s Constitutional Court revoked Monday a regulation that had allowed mineral exploitation in the area. Mining in the paramo — the area of the Andes mountains covered with subalpine...

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...

Guatemala: Communities struggling against mining win major victory

Guatemala: Communities struggling against mining win major victory

By Jeff Abbott. Originally posted by Waging Non-Violence. For three years the communities of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc have struggled against the construction of a gold mine in their communities. The La Puya resistance has maintained their opposition in the face of criminalization and violence, but they have...

People’s Victory – Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

People’s Victory – Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

Originally published on bulatlat.com by Dee Ayroso   The environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) hailed the exit of the Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore from the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in Mindanao, calling it “a victory for the people.” “Glencore, potentially the largest mining project...

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....