Josefina Tunki
First woman president of the CGPSHA, Josefina Tunki at an assembly (Source: CGPSHA)

The Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) Denounces Mining Company Solaris Resources Inc.’s Violent Attempt To Bring Heavy Machinery Into Our Territory

PUBLIC COMPLAINT – Tiwintza

Background:

  • On August 26, 2021, the Shuar Arutam People, along with 136 other Ecuadorian and Canadian organizations, including MiningWatch Canada,
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The Shuar Arutam People have already decided! NO to mining – we don't want to be "consulted"!

International Organizations Join Shuar Arutam People to Press Canadian Embassy in Ecuador to Condemn Canadian Company’s Threats and Abuses

On August 26, 2021, the Shuar Arutam People, along with 136 other Ecuadorian and Canadian organizations, including MiningWatch Canada, sent a letter to Sylvie Bédard, Canada’s Ambassador to Ecuador, asking her to issue a formal public statement condemning Canadian mining company Solaris...

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The women of Kimsakocha have been the backbone of the defence of the water. Photo credit: Yasunidos Cuenca

INV Metals’ Loma Larga Project Acquired by Canadian Company with Toxic Environmental Record in Eastern Europe and Africa

On the evening of May 31, 2021, communities in Cuenca, Ecuador were hit with shocking news when it was announced that Vancouver-based mining company INV Metals had been acquired by Toronto-based Dundee Precious Metals. No one saw this coming. INV Metals had been (and still is) running ads...

Shark-calling festival poster
Shark-calling festival poster

Ban Seabed Mining! Embracing Our Culture

Show your support and solidarity with The Kono Community in Papua New Guinea! On July 29th and 30th the Kono community in the West Coast Barok Area of the Namatanai District, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea will stage the Cultural Shark...

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Filing the administrative appeal against the Valparaíso Regional Environmental Assessment Service.

Putaendo Won't Surrender

Communities of Putaendo, in Chile’s Valparaíso region, have filed a judicial appeal with the Environmental Assessment Service (SEA in Spanish), demonstrating various omissions and inaccuracies made by the Canadian mining company during the Environmental Assessment of its Vizcachitas project....

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Miners' memorial in Elliot Lake, Ontario. Photo courtesy Janice Martell of the McIntyre Powder Project.

Uranium City – What happened to the miners?

(Guest blog by Paul Filteau) In June of 1981, a company executive from Eldorado had flown in to Uranium City, Saskatchewan to announce closure of the Beaverlodge Mine, the main employer. It was completely unexpected. It was a tight knit and prosperous community. The 3000 residents...

Mining Truck @istock Alcor
Mining Truck @istock Alcor

Opinion: On Climate, Has Natural Resources Minister Been Captured by the Mining Lobby? 

The federal minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Seamus O’Regan Jr., has recently co-signed a series of opinion pieces across the country (e.g....

Video recording of The Water Defenders: A Celebration and Reflections on International Solidarity in El Salvador's Victory over Mining

Book Launch! The Water Defenders: A Celebration and Reflections on International Solidarity in El Salvador's Victory over Mining

[Update: video recordings of the event are available in English and Spanish!] 

On the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran...

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Nautilus equipment to mine hydrothermal vents

Canada’s Role in Deep Seabed Mining

Join MiningWatch Canada, Oceans North and other Canadian organizations in calling for a moratorium on deep seabed mining in international waters. Sign the ...

Women Workers at Eddy Match Factory in Hull Quebec ca.1880
Women Workers at Eddy Match Factory in Hull Quebec ca.1880

“Allumettières” Recognition Award

Last Saturday, I had the great honour and surprise of receiving the “Allumettières” Recognition Award from the regional Fédération Intercoopérative de l'Outaouais, including for the commitment and work done with...

MiningWatch 20th
MiningWatch Canada - 20th anniversary logo

We're Hiring! MiningWatch Canada Is Looking for a Communications Coordinator

Do you want to be an integral part of a dynamic and creative coalition working for environmental and social justice in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities with great opportunities for learning? The Communications Coordinator is...

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Kumtor Gold Mine, Kyrgyzstan. Photo: Bankwatch.

Centerra Gold: The Ugly Face of Canadian Capitalism

Back in the early 1990s, the Kumtor mine was meant to become newly independent Kyrgyzstan’s ticket to prosperity. Kumtor, the seventh largest gold deposit in the world at the time, became the first mine in Central Asia to be operated by a Western company. But as often is the case with...

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Plusieurs nouveaux magnats du secteur minier salivent devant les milliards en subventions qu’on agite sous leur nez, déplorent les auteurs. (Photo: iStock)

Avoiding a "Green Shift" Towards Tax Havens

By Alain Deneault and Ugo Lapointe (Respectively, professor, author of "Canada: A New Tax Haven" and co-founder of Échec aux paradis...

Aurizona
Protest against Mineração Aurizona. Photo courtesy MAB.

Open Letter to Equinox Gold and Brazilian Authorities

We, Brazilian and international civil society organizations, would like to express our great concern and indignation about the situation currently affecting 1,500 families of the Aurizona district, located in the municipality of Godofredo Viana, in the Amazon region of the Brazilian state of...

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Protestas en Chubut en diciembre de 2020

Community and Environmental Concerns Not “Pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s Business

Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s socially and...

Dilution is Not the Solution - Indigenous Laws to Protect Watersheds
Dilution is Not the Solution - Indigenous Laws to Protect Watersheds

Dilution is Not the Solution – Mining Pollution, Compliance and Recognizing Indigenous Laws to Protect Watersheds

The industry is working hard to paint B.C. mining as “green” and meeting global ESG standards because it can supply “low-carbon” materials needed to support the green energy...