Guide: protecting your community from the extractive industries
A how-to guide for resisting mining and extractivism anywhere and everywhere.
Read this classic how-to guide for resisting mining, re-designed by the Yes to Life, No to Mining solidarity network.
Written by Carlos Zorilla, a community organiser and anti-extractive campaigner from Intag, Ecuador, Basic Principles for Protecting Your Community from Extractive Industries distills Carlos and his community’s experiences, drawn from several decades resisting a copper mine in Ecuador’s cloud forests.
It includes a discussion of:
- Early warning signs that indicate your community is being considered for mining
- How to avoid community division and counter corporate divide-and conquer tactics
- The importance of documentation, legal challenges and building networks to stop mining projects.
The guide is available in English and Spanish:
It is designed to be printed in black and white A5 so it can be easily distributed at community meetings and gatherings.
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This guide is a condensed version of Carlos’s longer, more in-depth guide.