South African Courts protect local communities from rampant mining

Mining-affected communities empowered by two landmark court judgements Shortly before and shortly after the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivism (TSF), two communities in South Africa won High Court judgements that will effectively roll back the fast pace of extractivism in this country. On October 24, the Constitutional Court overturned an eviction order granted … Read more South African Courts protect local communities from rampant mining

FINAL STATEMENT OF THE THEMATIC SOCIAL FORUM

BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM: RECLAIMING PEOPLES POWER, OUR RIGHT TO SAY NO! FINAL STATEMENT BY THEMATIC SOCIAL FORUM ON MINING AND EXTRACTIVIST ECONOMY HELD IN JOHANNESBURG ON THE 12th TO 15th NOVEMBER 2018 We, the participants of the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivist Economy, are gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa to consolidate a broad movement … Read more FINAL STATEMENT OF THE THEMATIC SOCIAL FORUM

Thematic Social Forum Action Agenda

BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM: RECLAIMING PEOPLES POWER, OUR RIGHT TO SAY NO! TSF Action Agenda Background of the process We have gathered at this Thematic Social Forum to celebrate life and victories, affirm resistance and solidarity and build knowledge. We recognize and acknowledge the ongoing initiatives of communities as they resist, fight and build alternatives to the … Read more Thematic Social Forum Action Agenda

Action on mining and extractivism

Historic forum calls for halt to new mining projects January 2019 In a historic global gathering, hundreds of delegates from around the world have endorsed, among others, a call for a moratorium on new extractive projects as well as support for all divestment campaigns with respect to destructive industries. These were among the action plans … Read more Action on mining and extractivism

We can prevent catastrophic climate change

November 2018 We still have time to prevent catastrophic global warming The global climate rhythm, along with each unique local climate eco-system we have in our habitats, are not merely changing, but also heading for breakdown. A United Nations-appointed body of leading climate scientists reported in October that we have only a dozen years for … Read more We can prevent catastrophic climate change


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