Right to Say No: Learning from Global Struggles

Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the extractivist economy

The Thematic Social Forum on Mining hosted a series of webinars on how the “Right to Say No” is being implemented in different circumstances. Case studies from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa, were presented, in which this right has become the focus or main content of the collective process of struggle. Now, we are inviting you for a Global Webinar that will go beyond the case examples and present our current understanding of the “Right to Say No”. It is necessary to deepen the shared understanding and maintain the motivation to work together in the configuration of international solidarity to pursue the “Right to Say No” of the affected communities. The task of this webinar will not be to provide a definition, but to find common ground, taking into account the differences in understanding in the regions about this right. The various case studies expressed different meanings that communities have been building, as well as processes and struggles around the idea of the "Right to Say No" to mining and the need to build territories free from mining. In recent years, we have had examples of successful struggles that blocked mining projects or complex expansions. Speakers will tie things together, as the variety of forms of "right to say no" in order to give clues to build a global campaign affirming the communities' Right to Say No. TSF on Mining - Steering Committee

Link to register: https://bityli.com/tsfm

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Engaging Laudato Si'

We commit ourselves to both personal and communal conversion and

We wish to move forward together in an orchestrated and coordinated response

In listening to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the Poor

As we go forth as instruments of hope in the heart of the world.—The vision adopted by the UISG Plenary in 2019 guides our engagement of Laudato Si’ 

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