Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej in Romania

Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej in Romania

Members of Mining Watch Romania, a  YLNM member organisation, report suffering intimidation, obstruction and abuse during a fact finding mission to the Certej Mine, Romania.     Mining Watch activists were aggressed and abused by Deva Gold employees on last Tuesday at Certej in Romania. Their right of path on...

Peru: Maxima Acuña and Partner Attacked by Mining Firm’s Guards

Peru: Maxima Acuña and Partner Attacked by Mining Firm’s Guards

Originally posted by Telesur. 18/09/2016. Campesino activist Acuña refused to sell her land in 2011 as the Yanacocha firm was setting up the largest gold-mining project in South America. Peru’s internationally-renowned environmentalist Maxima Acuña and her partner were severely hurt Sunday morning in an attack by alleged hitmen hired by...

Jaime Chaupe, husband of Maxima Acuña, reports gunshots fired at family home

Jaime Chaupe, husband of Maxima Acuña, reports gunshots fired at family home

Originally published by Conga Conflict on 25.04.16 Maxima Acuña, who has just returned to Peru after winning the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, fears for the life of her husband, Jaime Chaupe. Jaime reported by mobile phone that he heard gunshots outside his home on two separate occasions tonight, 24th April,...

Peticion:  Mujeres denuncian que proyectos extractivos generan violencia

Peticion: Mujeres denuncian que proyectos extractivos generan violencia

  • Written on: 11 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Via YLNM members Salva la Selva. La activista hondureña Berta Cáceres ha sido asesinada esta semana. La Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras exige YA a empresas y gobiernos responsabilidad para el cese de un tipo particular de violencia que va en aumento: la violencia contra las mujeres en el contexto...

Perú shouts to defend their land from Tía María mining project

Perú shouts to defend their land from Tía María mining project

Original source: Solidarité Avec Cajamarca Overview of the Tia Maria project Nature of the project. The Tia Maria project is a poly metallic mining project, with dominant copper as metal, based on open pit mining. Mineral processing, Follows the conventional treatment for this type of mine, reduction to powder of...

ACTION: Stand with human rights defender Victor Cruz Chi, his family and the people of Zacualpán!

ACTION: Stand with human rights defender Victor Cruz Chi, his family and the people of Zacualpán!

This urgent action is addressed to the below authorities out of pressing concern for the life of human rights defender Victor Andrés Cruz Chi and his family, the Nahua community of Zacualpan and environmental organization Bios Iguana A.C. in the state of Colima, Mexico. Due to their opposition to a...

Communities of South Africa’s Wild Coast: Stop forced mining on our sacred beaches!

Communities of South Africa’s Wild Coast: Stop forced mining on our sacred beaches!

An Australian mining company wants to mine 22 km of a South African Wild Coast community’s sacred beachfront land without their consent, to exploit what they claim is the world’s tenth-largest titanium deposit. Sign the Avaaz petition to stop them. The majority of residents of the affected community (Section 24...

Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food

Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food

Download the full report here FIAN_Essakane_270315_Ansicht.pdf771 K A new report by FIAN International Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food highlights the precarious situation of women and children of communities affected by mining and displacement in Essakane, Burkina Faso, in relation to their human right to adequate...