El agua es vida: un nuevo conjunto de herramientas

Media Release: Water is Life Toolkit released on World Water Day

Media Release: Water is Life Toolkit released on World Water Day

Media Release: Water is Life Toolkit released on World Water Day

Media Release. 22/03/2019 – World Water Day 2019 Read an interactive version of this media release here. “You cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.”– Lynn Noel. On World Water Day 2019, the global Yes to Life, No to Mining Network, The Gaia Foundation have...

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

The filial of the multinational of African origin in the Southwest of the department of Antioquia, Quebradona Mining Company, is now shielding behind the decision of Corantioquia to continue the perforations for mining exploration in Cauca, Jericó. On the 26thof January, the Town Hall of Jericó, suspended the mining activities...

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Original article: https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/antioquia/campesinos-bloquean-trabajos-de-multinacional-minera-en-jerico They claim that the municipal agreement, which prohibits mining activities in the territory, is respected.   Hundreds of famers in Jericó, Antioquia, feel undignified because of the exploratory mining activities undertaken in their territory by the company Anglogold Ashanti, in spite of the municipal agreement, persuaded my local...

Ecuador: A’i Cofan de Sinangoe win historic victory over mining

Ecuador: A’i Cofan de Sinangoe win historic victory over mining

Lago Agrio (Sucumbíos). On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Provincial Court of Sucumbíos sentenced in favor ot the A’i Cofan Community of Sinangoe in the action of protection requested by Ombudsman and the A’i Cofán de Sinangoe community,  ruling to revert all the concessions that were operating and cancel the granting...

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Fusagasugá and San Bernardo say NO to Fracking and Mining through Popular Consultation to defend the largest paramo in the World

Original: https://colombialibredefracking.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/comunicado-consultas-populares-fracking/ On the 21stof October, Fusagasugá and San Bernardo will become the epicenter of environmental protection, defense of water and territory in Colombia with the popular consultations taking place in these municipalities. The citizens will voice whether they agree or not with the implementation of Fracking, mining activities and oil...

Crime against the environment without consequences in Jachal, Argentina

Crime against the environment without consequences in Jachal, Argentina

“The only gold more valuable than life is water, which is life in itself.” Following the story of pollution and impunity unfolding around Barrick Gold’s Veladero Mine in Jachal, Argentina. Published 5/6/18 Only 2% the world´s water is fresh, and 75% of it comes from the glaciers. In Argentina, the...

Näätämö River restoration project receives major new support, Finland

Näätämö River restoration project receives major new support, Finland

YLNM members the Snowchange Cooperative are working to revive water systems across Finland, including those damaged by mining. Their work alongside the Skolt Sámi People to restore Finland’s Näätämö River using indigenous knowledge and western science has received major new support. Originally published by Snowchange Cooperative. 25/02/2018 Unique climate change...

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

Arracacha: people of Cajamarca and Colombian businesses show there’s prosperity without mining

What happens after a community successfully says No to mining? Having rejected the La Colosa Gold Mine in a popular consultation last year, the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, and forward-thinking Colombia businesses are building a future based on the region’s real treasures- clean water, land and agriculture. Article drawn from...

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

By: Jairo Barbosa – Member of the information committee – Movimiento Cívico por el Agua y por la Vida de Gachantivá Gachantivá is not an exception of the national mining problem and wants to ratify the right consecrated in the Political Constitution of 1991, of the community in power to decide the...