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ALYANSA TIGIL MINA

 A coalition of organizations and groups

who have decided to collectively challenge

the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines.

WE ARE AGAINST MINING AS IT IS BEING PRACTICED TODAY.

The alliance aims to shift the policy framework on extracting minerals in the Philippines, from simply "extracting and profiting from mining minerals" to  "mineral management towards national industrialization". 

SIX MONTHS ON: DEFENDING THE PHILIPPINES

For most of us, government ‘lockdowns’ are an extraordinary reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for land and environmental defenders already facing threats, fear is rife that the crisis could be manipulated to put them at even greater risk. Six months on from publication of ‘Defending the Philippines’, we take a look at what has changed for defenders in the country – and what threats remain.

“Shoot them dead” is the order that President Rodrigo Duterte delivered recently to Filipino law enforcement and the military regarding their response to anyone found to be breaking the COVID-quarantine.

This is not the first time that Filipinos have heard the government’s aggressive rhetoric and feared the consequences. Last year, our report showed how officials branded protesting communities as “terrorists”, activist grandmothers as “economic saboteurs” and environmentalists as “narcos”. The criminalisation of land and environmental defenders is part of a long list of tactics, used by governments and companies to deter activism. 

Not only that, our investigation showed how household brands such as Del Monte Philippines and Dole Philippines, and international investors like the International Finance Corporation (IFC), failed in their due-diligence – backing projects opposed by local communities and connected to the intimidation or murder of land and environmental defenders.

Despite President Duterte’s promises to tackle corruption, combat environmental harm, and protect indigenous peoples, it is ordinary Filipinos who are ‘Defending the Philippines’, protecting their land, health and livelihoods from corporate greed and vested interests.

But what is being done to support them?

Continue reading: http://tiny.cc/GlobalWitnessReportMay

FEATURED STORIES

PINDUTEROS CHOICE FOR HR CAMPAIGN

Alyansa Tigil Mina won the Pinduteros Choice Award for Human Rights Campaign. This campaign aims to support the struggle of the communities from Didipio, Kasibu, Province of Nueva Vizcaya in hoping for the non-renewal of the FTAA of OceanaGold. This initiative of ATM started after the expiration of the Financial Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) #1 of OceanaGold Philippines Incorporated last June 20, 2019.

#HumanRights #StopMininginDidipio by ATM

PINDUTEROS CHOICE FOR HR EVENT

​Alyansa Tigil Mina together with PUP SEED won the Pinduteros Choice Award for Human Rights Event. This event was one of the events to support the struggle of the communities from Didipio, Kasibu, Province of Nueva Vizcaya under the campaign of #StopMiningInDidipio to call the attention of OceanaGold to stop their operations because they don't have any legal permits.

#HumanRights - Day of International Solidarity Against OceanaGold Ph Inc. -SEED/ATM

PLEASE SIGN! PETITION: Cancel OceanaGold's Mining Contract NOW

Respect the people’s will! Stop illegal operations in Didipio mines!

Environmental and human rights groups in the Philippines support the resistance led by the Didipio Earth Savers Movement (DESAMA) and Didipio-Watch against destructive and irresponsible mining in Nueva Vizcaya.

Last 21 June 2019, farmers and indigenous peoples from the village of Didipio, in Kasibu town, Nueva Vizcaya set-up a peoples barricade to prevent the illegal operations of Didipio mines, owned by OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI). OGPI’s mining contract (Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement # 1) expired last June 20, 2019, and failed to secure a renewal of this agreement.

Vote: bit.ly/endminingindidipio 

Women And Mining in Asia Newsletter

Wishing the entire WAMA family a very happy new year. As we get motivated to renew and strengthen our work and movement in 2019, let us also relive some moments from the action- packed year that has been 2018. And so, we present to you the second issue of our newsletter, which summarises the events from the last three months, i.e October- December 2018.
 

Read more: https://www.alyansatigilmina.net/single-post/2019/01/21/Second-Issue-of-the-WAMA-Newsletter

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Protection of human rights defenders of the Lenca People of El Salvador and Honduras

Rights violations and threats are encouraged by a corrupt institutional environment, in which states do not put into action the mechanisms necessary to condemn rights violations commited by the companies.

Jaybee Garganera delivering the Joint Oral Statement of Franciscans International and Forum-Asia

Palawan Brooke's Point Pastor against mining

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