Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

A subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, Máxima Acuña and her family are standing up for their rights to peacefully live off their lands, which are sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. In recent weeks, Maxima and her family have experienced a new...

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...

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

Originally published by New Internationalist on 27/05/16 Máxima Acuña has just won the Goldman Prize for her resistance against a gold mine – but why are women’s bodies on the frontlines of resistance to extractivism? asks Sian Cowman. Máxima Acuña, a farmer from Peru’s northern highlands, recently won the 2016...

Peru: ALERT Renewed attacks against Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

Peru: ALERT Renewed attacks against Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

An appeal from YLNM member group LAMMP. Please stand in solidarity with Máxima and her family, and sign this Urgent Action by Thursday 11th February 2016 by emailing leilah@lammp.org Peruvian rural woman human rights defender, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe is experiencing renewed attacks from mining company Yanacocha. These acts of aggression were...

‘Cowfunding’: Support the Acuña-Chaupe Family to protect their lands

‘Cowfunding’: Support the Acuña-Chaupe Family to protect their lands

A campaign from YLNM member group CATAPA.  In Peru, residents of Cajamarca, Celendín and Bambamarca have been protesting for years against ‘Conga’, a gold-mining project set up by mining company Yanacocha. This protest continues, with thousands of participants, due to the resoluteness of one family living in the heart of the...

Maxima Acuña and Elmer Campos tell the World Bank how their investment has destroyed their lives

Maxima Acuña and Elmer Campos tell the World Bank how their investment has destroyed their lives

Originally posted by Conga Conflict. Maxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos, two of the most affected by the attempted imposition of the Conga mining project, have testified during the official World Bank Annual Meeting, telling the directors who hold a 5% stake in Yanacocha, and thus in the Conga...

URGENT! POLICE ENTER MAXIMA ACUNA’S LAND AND DESTROY HER HOME FOR A THIRD TIME

URGENT! POLICE ENTER MAXIMA ACUNA’S LAND AND DESTROY HER HOME FOR A THIRD TIME

51% US-owned Yanacocha mining company is continuing its attempt to intimidate Maxima Acuña, a strong opponent of the company’s  gold mine in Northern Peru, by destroying her home. 18th March 2015 – ALERT from Grufides in Perú!: “Workers of Yanacocha mining company are once more entering #MaximaAcuña ‘s land and...

Yes to Life, No to Mining Update, December 2014. New film, stories of resistance, interviews, toolkits and actions.

Yes to Life, No to Mining Update, December 2014. New film, stories of resistance, interviews, toolkits and actions.

December 2014. New film launched In Solidarity with communities. Stories of resistance from around the planet. Interviews, toolkits and actions. Friends, Thank you for pledging your support to the Yes to Life, No to Mining movement. Through these occasional dispatches we will keep you updated with inspiring stories of mining resistance from around...

Máxima versus the U.S. mining conglomerate in Peru

Máxima versus the U.S. mining conglomerate in Peru

On the 5th of August, Máxima Acuña, a Peruvian small farmer, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Her “crime”: refusing to give up her family’s small farm to make way for a gold mine. Originally posted on Rainforest Rescue. Yanacocha, a 51% U.S.-owned company that operates...