Yes to Life, No to Mining (YLNM) is a global solidarity network of and for Indigenous Peoples, impacted communities, local organisations, and networks who are standing up for their Right to Say No to Mining and advancing life-sustaining post-extractive futures


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Media Release: Communities expose stark realities of Lithium boom

Media Release: Communities expose stark realities of Lithium boom

On World E-mobility and Zero Emissions Day, a global network of communities directly impacted by lithium extraction have warned against drastically expanding mining in the name of green energy. Doing so risks trampling the rights of marginalised peoples and destroying ecosystems that play a vital role in regulating the global climate, they say.

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We have come together under the banner of Yes to Life No to Mining (YLNM) in the shared belief that saying no to mining is a means to guarantee the diverse forms of life on the planet and an absolute necessity at this moment of converging social, economic and ecological crises, rather than a selfish, negative or anti-development position.


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Bringing frontline voices to global prominence since 2017, Yes to Life No to Mining (YLNM) has collaborated on campaign and research efforts highlighting the critical need for post-extractive solutions to the climate and ecological crises we face


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