who can join?
YLNM is open to:
- Any community actively engaged in trying to stop a project attempting to extract metals, minerals or fossil fuels.
- Any organisation that:
- Does or will support communities that are/wish to say no to mining.
- Is committed, in the longer term, to drastically reducing mining activities in line with ecological limits by pursuing systemic alternatives to the world’s dominant extractive economic model.
- Any network that brings together communities or organisations like those described above in solidarity locally, regionally or internationally.
interested in joining YLNM? send us a message
Send us a message, let us know why you would like to join Yes to Life No to Mining and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The network exists to support its membership to resist unwanted, ecologically destructive mining operations by building international solidarity, and to hasten the emergence of a world free of extractivism. We provide:
- Connections and collective capacity: A connection to like-minded communities, organisations and networks via an online discussion group with all members. This space is used to share information, call for reactive solidarity and advice in times of need and to organise international campaigns;
- Amplification: A platform (via the website and YLNM’s social media) to elevate your stories of resistance and victories to larger audiences;
- Support: in the form of information, tool kits, funding opportunities and reactive solidarity support.
- A space to discuss how we can tackle the root causes of mining and go beyond extractivism.
Established in 2014, the YLNM Network now has over 70 member groups connected across borders and realities.
These members hail from every inhabited continent on Earth and include frontline communities and people’s platforms, non-profit organisations and national and regional networks.
YLNM is also a home for honourary individual members who have placed their skills as academics, scientists, researchers and organisers at the service of our global membership.
Beyond our official network, we maintain working alliances with many other groups defending human rights and our living planet, including Mining Watch Canada, Earthworks (USA) and London Mining Network (UK) in the mining industry’s colonial heartlands.
Our official members are: