ATM Press Statement "ATM statement on MICC decision to continue moratorium on mining permits" ATM welcomes the move of the MICC to defer the lifting of the moratorium on new mining permits. The new excise tax rates approved under the TRAIN law is not sufficient to address the demand of EO 79, which is that a new fiscal regime on mining must be passed. For ATM, a new fiscal regime on mining includes new rules on royalties, a tax on super profit or windfall profits, increased s
(Ottawa/Manila, December 18, 2018) In October, 27 individuals and a number of organizations in the Philippines found themselves targeted in a way that is a common precursor to extra-judicial killings. The one thing these individuals and organizations have in common is their open criticism of Canadian mining company OceanaGold’s copper-gold mine in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya. In mid-October, large signs started to appear along major roads and thoroughfares. The crude signs
Quezon City - Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) excitedly welcomes the news today that an international award was given to one its leading human rights defenders from Mindanao. Mr. Rene Pamplona, Campaign-Advocacy Officer of the Convergence of Initiatives for Environmental Justice, Inc. (CIEJ) received the Alexander Soros Foundation Award for Environmental and Human Rights Activism for 2018. The award was announced by the foundation today. Pamplona has been coordinating the campaign
Beste Azie team Zie hieronder de declartie van conferentie in Thailand. Liliana Dear all,
In August 2017, more than 50 defenders attending the Forest Defenders Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, drafted the Environmental Defenders Declaration for Southeast Asia in response to a closing of political space and continued attacks on defenders of the earth. The Declaration is now finalized and can be read online here. A PDF version is also attached.
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December 10, 2018 ATM Press Statement Protecting the environment is defending human rights As the world celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the United Declaration on Human Rights, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) joins the broader human rights community in demanding the fulfillment of all human rights for all. Our alliance believes that a good life is based on a sound and healthy environment. If the land and environment is destroyed by destructive projects such as mining, logging, c