Justice for Berta Cáceres and Security for Gustavo Castro Now!
Justice for Berta Cáceres and Security for Gustavo Castro Now!

Another Indigenous Leader Killed in Honduras, Canadian Organizations say Enough is Enough

(Montreal/Toronto/Ottawa) Today, fifty Canadian organizations and networks sent a letter calling on the Canadian Government to pressure Honduran authorities and review Canadian foreign...

Canadian Malartic Mine, Quebec
Canadian Malartic Mine, Quebec - View North Tailings, Pit, City

Open Letter From Malartic Resident to City Council of Kamloops - AJAX Open Pit Mine

(Letter presented to Kamloops City Concil's Public Presentation Session on 15 March 2016)

Mr. Mayor, Councilors,

First, I would like to thank you for allowing me to speak here today, in the beautiful city of Kamloops. I would also like to thank MiningWatch Canada...

Thousands attend Berta Cáceres' burial in La Esperanza, Honduras; Photo: Telesur English
Thousands attend Berta Cáceres' burial in La Esperanza, Honduras; Photo: Telesur English

Honour Berta with Action

“Even though it's very hard and very painful, we have learned to fight with joy.” - Berta Cáceres, cited this week by Canadian journalist Sandra Cuffe

Dozens of organizations...

Community meeting in Chiapas, Mexico with Gustavo Castro
Community meeting in Chiapas, Mexico with Gustavo Castro; Photo: MiningWatch

Urgent Action: Urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Embassy of Honduras in Mexico Mexican Consulate in Honduras Inter American Commission on Human Rights


Berta Cáceres
Berta Cáceres, coordinadora general del COPINH (The National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras)

Assassination of Berta Cáceres

Shocking and terribly sad news from the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras:

March 3, 2016

This evening at approximately midnight, the General Coordinator of COPINH, Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her hometown of La Esperanza,...

Malartic Blast
Malartic blasts

Quebec Residents Threaten Lawsuit Over Malartic Open Pit Mine

Earlier this week, local residents affected by the giant Canadian Malartic’s open pit gold mine voted unanimously in favour to move ahead with a...

San Andrés mine, Copán, Honduras
San Andrés mine, Copán, Honduras; Photo: Karen Spring

Community Fears Toronto-based Aura Minerals Preparing to Illegally Remove Cemetery in Honduras with Military Support

Aura Minerals' gold mine in La Unión, Copan, Honduras can not expand without exhuming and relocating hundreds of family members buried in the community cemetery. Aura Mineral's subsidiary MINOSA has not compiled with even the basic...

Time to Clean Up BC Mining
Time to Clean Up BC Mining!

Time to Clean Up BC's Mining Industry!

Write to BC's Premier now!

Just as Premier Christy Clark announces more direct and indirect subsidies to the mining industry...

Thousands Demonstrate Against HudBay's Constancia Mine
Thousands Demonstrate Against HudBay's Constancia Mine; Photo: Peruvian Observatory of Mining Conflicts

Thousands Protest HudBay Minerals’ Constancia Mine in Peru, Force Company to the Table

This week, thousands of affected-community members protested against HudBay Minerals’ Constancia open-pit copper mine in southern Peru. 


Constancia copper mine
HudBay's Constancia copper mine; Photo: Jen Moore

Communities Announce Protest Against HudBay Minerals’ Constancia Project in Peru

After failed attempts to dialogue with HudBay Minerals, the Velille Defence Front, community presidents, community boards, the Chumbivilcas Defence Front  and nearby districts have announced a preventative strike for 72 hours starting...

Pierre Alarie
Pierre Alarie

Ottawa, we have a problem

The Canadian Ambassador to Mexico is apparently not worried about violence, kidnapping and extortion at Canadian mine sites.

This despite a Canadian mining executive having admitted this...

Efemçukuru gold mine, Turkey. Eldorado Gold photo.

Fears of Contamination of Drinking Water of Turkey’s Third Largest City Fuel Opposition to Eldorado Gold’s Efemçukuru Mine

By Üstün B. Reinart for the Aegean Environmental Platform

(Turkey) Community groups, professional associations, and environmentalists want Eldorado Gold out of Efemçukuru, Izmir, while the company manœvres behind closed doors to...

Los Filos
Taking in the Los Filos mine, Guerrero, Mexico. Cristian Leyva photo.

Too Much To Ask? Put mining justice on the foreign policy leaders’ debate

Among questions about the Syrian refugee crisis and Canada’s military deployment abroad, the central role of the Canadian mining industry in the dispossession and forced displacement of many thousands of people around the world, including countless men, women, and children murdered, wounded, and...

The Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada Affirms International Enforcement of the Law, Allows Ecuadorans to Pursue Chevron Assets in Canada

In a small but significant step towards ending corporate impunity for destroying the environment and people’s health, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Ecuadoran villagers should be allowed to try to get hold of Chevron assets in Canada, to collect on the $US9.51 billion that Ecuadoran...

Otto Pérez Molina
Former President Otto Pérez Molina poses with Escobal mine workers. Photo: Tahoe Resources

Crumbling Political Support for Tahoe Resources in Guatemala

If the militarized security strategy that Tahoe Resources used to put its Escobal silver mine into operation isn’t enough to raise questions about the ethics of the company’s operations in Guatemala, the recent resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina should be. Pérez Molina stepped...
Escobal mine
Escobal mine in midst of farms - Giles Clark photo

Canadian Mining Undermines Democracy in Central America

Canada’s multinationals work hand-in-hand with corrupt governments and threaten democracy in post-conflict Central American nations.

Guest blog by Alexandra Pedersen.

Canadian mining companies account for...