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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". 

ATM Statement on the demise of Ms. Gina Lopez

She is now flying free and remains to be an inspiration

Green groups will miss her, but the legacy of Gina Lopez will shine on

 

 

 

Quezon City – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) is deeply saddened with the demise of Ms. Gina Lopez.  She was a bastion of environmental activism, and a source of hope and inspiration for many communities and organizations that had the opportunity to work and be served by her.  She will be sorely missed.

 

ATM knows very well the passion and dedication mam Gina brought with her in fighting for the rights of mining-affected communities, and for challenging the powerful mining industry because of the latter’s environmental destruction and non-compliance with our environmental laws.  For ten months as DENR Secretary, mam Gina did the unthinkable – ordering the conduct of a mine audit, cancelling the mining contracts or suspending the operations of 26 mining projects and issuing new policies that ensure the mining industry is up to international standards on transparency and disclosures.

 

That she was rejected by the powerful Commission on Appointments does not mean she is not fit to be DENR Secretary.  It only shows that the tentacles of corporate interests and corrupt agenda of politicians still how a commanding sway in our government.

 

A labor leader reminded us today that “it is rare to have an oligarch wage a battle against her own class”.  This reflects how clear the mission was to her.

 

For many of us, this was how she wanted to be remembered: strong but sensitive, with a smile.  Her values were unwavering.  It was always personal for her, because the advocacies for her were all about people’s lives.  How can it not be personal, when you know that this destruction will impact other people and especially the next generation?

 

Many of the young people in the anti-mining campaign were touched by mam Gina, and we are sure that they wanted to tell her many things – that they started to find their place in serving the country through the eyes and experiences of a Gina Lopez. 

 

She kept on reminding many of us that “courage and compassion amidst adversity is the best kind of love”.  And that love is enough to take things on.

It started out as a sad day for many of us in the environmental movement.  We are sure many tears will be shed.  But we are inspired with the last text message mam Gina sent to the Green Thumb Coalition a few days back – “I could feel your hearts and immediately got teary-eyed.  Love you all deeply…thanks so much for keeping the light shining.  There really is a power to love, and this love in your hearts will carry this country forward”.

 

The least we could do, is to keep the love and light shining.

 

Rest well mam Gina, spread your wings and fly happily.

 

From your family at Alyansa Tigil Mina

Jaybee Garganera

ATM National Coordinator

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Alyansa Tigil Mina Job Announcement 2017

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), is looking for qualified applicants for the following full-time, project-based positions: 

  1. Project Coordinator –Advocacy and Lobbying Project

  2. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL) Officer

  3. Policy Research and Advocacy Officer (PRAO)

Kindly refer to the job descriptions and qualifications for each position below.

Please send your resumes and application letters to both the following emails: nc@alyansatigilmina.net and policy@alyansatigilmina.net.

Please indicate in the subject header the position that you are applying for.   DEADLINE of APPICATION is Oct.  6, 2017

Pahayag ng mga Katutubong Kababaihan

Pambansang Pagtitipon ng Katutubong Kababaihan 2017

“Our Stories, Our Struggles for Rights, for Justice"

Kami, mahigit isang daan na mga katutubong kababaihan mula sa 31 na katutubong komunidad ay nagtipon sa Lungsod ng Kalookan mula 24 hanggang 27 ng Hulyo, 2017 upang sama-samang ipahayag ang aming mga saloobin at pagsusuri sa kasalukuyang kalagayan at kaganapan sa aming komunidad, sa kalikasan at sa buong bansa. Kami ay mga kababaihang kumikilos noon pa man para sa depensa ng aming mga lupain at teritoryo, at sa pagtutulak ng aming mga karapatan bilang katutubong kababaihan. Kami ay bahagi ng mga organisasyon sa aming komunidad, gayon din sa iba’t ibang mga kilusan at kampanya para sa karapatan at tunay na pagbabago ng lipunan.

Kami ay mga kababaihan sa kanayunan, at ang aming mga lugar ang tunay na nakakaranas ng karukhaan at iba pang porma ng karahasan. Ang aming pagdalo sa pagtitipon na ito ay isang malakas at aktibong pagpapahayag na kaming mga katutubong kababaihan ay hindi mananahimik at kiming tatanggapin na lamang ang mga polisiya at mga pahayag ng administrasyon ng Pangulong Duterte, nang walang pagtatanong at kritikal na pagsusuri.

The Bolivian Government Must Stop Persecuting Those Defending Nature and Rights and Address the Real Problems

7 July 2017
Focus on the Global South


Pablo Solón, the Director of Fundación Solón, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, and former Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), is being targeted by the Bolivian government for his vocal criticism of the government and the construction of two hydroelectric projects, El Bala and El Chapete in the Amazonian region. Based on the studies done by Geodata, an Italian company hired by the government to identify where the dams will be built, Solón says they will “inundate an area five times larger than the city of La Paz, displace more than five thousand indigenous peoples, deforest more than one hundred thousand hectares and will not be profitable for the country with the current prices of electricity in Brazil.”
 

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PLEASE SIGN! PETITION: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HONDURAS NEED PROTECTION

The Honduran state is failing to protect peaceful protestors. Communities in the Rio Blanco area have been protesting a proposed hydroelectric dam on their lands since the project was first tabled. These environmental and human rights defenders have been subjected to persecution, detention, threats, kidnappings and killings. María Santos Domínguez, is the co-ordinator of the Organización del Consejo Indígena del Río Blanco y del Sector Norte de Intibucá (Indigenous Council of Río Blanco and the North of Intibucá). She and her family were brutally attacked last week because of their activism against the dam. Sign the petition below to insist that the Honduran government investigates the attack and works to protect human rights defenders.

 

Sign the petition here.

 

*photo credits to : https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/styles/featured_bio_full_675/public/photos/RS7206_20160711-antonio-honduras-caceres-demonstration-4000.jpg?itok=u5pcGKxU

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