Join us for the third of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. The webinar will explore how communities and social movements are resisting plunder of minerals and metals in Southeast Asia- their struggles and successes- and the larger movement towards constructing a ‘post-extractive’ society in the region.
Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 7pm Philippine Standard Time (11AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT))
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This webinar will be in English. It will be recorded and made publicly available.
Resisting plunder and asserting people’s right over resources: Building a post-extractive society in Southeast Asia
Organisers: YLNM Southeast Asia, ILPS Commission XVIII
Unabated resource depletion coupled with massive environmental destruction has become the norm in Southeast Asia.
The global mining industry is a major contributor to this crisis and its operations are directly associated with increasing human rights violations in mining-affected communities.
In 2017, at least 48 land and water defenders were killed in the Philippines alone – almost a 71% rise on 2016 – many for resisting mining and other forms of extractivism.
This destruction and violence is being met with growing resistance from communities defending and reclaiming their lands and resources, asserting self-determination, national liberation and sovereignty.
Against the odds, these communities are winning significant victories against imposed mining projects. Their resistance shows that we cannot continue down the path of expanding circles of destruction- people and Nature will not stand for it. We need alternatives for Southeast Asia.
This webinar will present case studies of movements that have successfully stopped mining, protected ecosystems and defended people’s livelihoods, cultures and human rights, including that of the Salween Peace Park in Myanmar.
Speakers from Myanmar, the Philippines and the UK will discuss what post-extractivism might mean in Southeast Asia, based on the struggle of the people and grassroots movements, the role international solidarity has to play, and alternatives to the extractive development paradigm that are already emerging.
Together we will discuss and debate the key actions that need to be taken to help realise a post-extractive society in the future
Facilitator – Clemente Bautista, YLNM Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia
Speakers from – Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and London Mining Network (LMN)
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