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Sangihe Islanders protest the operations of Baru Gold on their small island

Sangihe Islanders Win Another Important Legal Victory Against Canada’s Baru Gold’s Plans to Mine on the Small Island

The struggle to protect the small 736 square-kilometre Island of Sangihe from industrial gold mining by Canada’s Baru Gold Corp. (Baru) continues to play out through public demonstrations of opposition to the project by Sangihe islanders and the Save Sangihe Island Association (SSI), both on...

George Pirie
George Pirie speaking at the opening of Vale's South Mine Complex. (Ministry photo.)

More, Worse Mining: Ontario's Proposed Building More Mines Act

In the lead-up to the world’s biggest mining convention, Ontario premier Doug Ford and Mines Minister George Pirie announced a package of amendments to the province’s Mining Act intended to “reduce administrative burden” of developing new mines and “demonstrate responsiveness to...

State-sanctioned Violence in Peru and the Role of Canadian Mining

On January 18, 2023, as thousands of Peruvians were taking to the streets in Lima to denounce the spiralling political crisis in the country, Canadian Ambassador Louis Marcotte was meeting with the Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines. Protests have been ongoing since December when populist...

I Will Live for Both of Us
I Will Live for Both of Us – A History of Colonialism, Uranium Mining, and Inuit Resistance

Book Review – "I Will Live for Both of Us"

The caribou are life. The existence of the “Caribou Inuit” of the Eastern Arctic is inextricable from that of the great barren-ground caribou herds, yet just as Inuit have had to fight Canada’s imposed genocidal policies, they have had to fight to protect the caribou their lives depend on....

Lithium mining in Mexico: Report launch

Recording - "Lithium mining in Mexico: Public interest or transnational extractivism?"

Join the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA) and MiningWatch Canada for the presentation of the report “Lithium mining in Mexico: Public interest or transnational extractivism?” (“Explotación del litio en México: Interés público o extractivismo transnacional?") – an important...


Manifesto for an Ecosocial Energy Transition from the Peoples of the South

A new manifesto critiques the "clean energy" transitions of the Global North and offers an alternative vision from the Global South.

"The energy transition should be part of a comprehensive vision that addresses radical inequality in the distribution of energy...

Catherine Coumans Testifies Before Standing Committee on International Trade

On February 6, 2023, MiningWatch's Asia Pacific Coordinator Catherine Coumans testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade on the "environmental and human rights considerations regarding Canadian mining firms abroad." 

The full recording can be...

Recordings of our Panel on the Mining Boom in Quebec, Outside COP15 in Montreal

Over 130 people attended in person and remotely the conference, "A Mining Boom Sweeps Quebec: Let's talk about the rights of local populations and the violations to biodiversity." This event, translated simultaneously in French and English, included speakers from Long Point First Nation, the...

critical minerals in Canada
Natural Resources Canada's map of "critical minerals" in Canada. Note the number of "advanced projects," many of which will never make it to production.

How Critical Are Your Minerals? New Federal Strategy Doesn't Look Very New

A comprehensive industrial strategy is badly needed to help confront the multiple crises Canada – and all humankind – is up against: climate, biodiversity, water, pollution, inequality, migration, and more. Unfortunately, the new federal "critical minerals" strategy is not it. It's basically...

Will Canadian Mining Destroy the Amazon?

Join us on December 9 for a panel discussion to raise awareness and expose the connections between escalating deforestation rates, violent conflict and threats to biodiversity loss associated with Canadian mining in the Amazon. Belo Sun Mining Corp.'s Volta Grande Gold project aims to open...

Event Poster: Stopping Deep Sea Mining

Stopping Deep Sea Mining: A unique opportunity to avoid an ocean catastrophe

Mining may soon begin in one of the most ecologically fragile and intact places on the planet: the deep seabed. Join us on December 13 during COP15 to hear from mining-affected communities in the Pacific and global and Canadian organizations on what we can do to stop it, and watch the 16-...

Activists from the Jáchal No Se Toca Assembly, a group of concerned citizens downstream from the mine that formed after the first spill in December 2015. Photo supplied by Jáchal No Se Toca.

Water contamination at Barrick’s Veladero mine threatens health and human rights

Communities in northwestern Argentina have been forced to drink bottled water since 2015 and it’s because of a Canadian gold mine. There have been at least five toxic spills in the last seven...

Villagers scavenging gold in freshly dumped waste rock at the North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania (C. Coumans photo).

Urgent Letter to Barrick Gold: Halt Forced Evictions at the North Mara Gold Mine

MiningWatch Canada sends an urgent request to Barrick Gold to halt forced evictions and carry out independent due diligence on violence and human rights abuses associated with forced evictions at the North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania.