MiningWatch Canada’s Annual Seminar – All Are Welcome

MiningWatch Annual Seminar – April 27, 2017

This year we have two topics, with special guests to present and discuss them with us. All are invited.

1. Challenging Barrick Gold on Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Destruction - with Indigenous Ipili women Everlyn Gaupe and Joycelyn Mandi

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Cáceres Petition Presentation - April 4, 2017

Berta Cáceres Petition Presentation – Ottawa

People around the world marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of environmental leader Berta Cáceres. In Ottawa, Canada, a group presented a petition to the Honduran embassy, and had a message for the Canadian government.

Presenting petition
Presenting petition

Fisheries Act Charges Over Canada's Biggest Mining Spill 'Stayed' in Court; Pressure Mounts for Crown to Lay Its Own Charges

Thank you for your support! We will keep up the pressure on the Feds and Province to actually enforce the law. Sign the petition now!...

Experts Call for Next-Generation Environmental Assessment Law

Environmental law experts were in Ottawa today calling for a next-generation law to assess the sustainability of proposed pipelines, hydroelectric projects and industrial facilities. An independent panel appointed by the federal government is reporting to Catherine McKenna, the Minister of...

Ecuadorian Undersecretary of Mining Henry Troya Presents at PDAC 2017; Photo: MiningWatch
Ecuadorian Undersecretary of Industrial Mining Henry Troya Presents at PDAC 2017; Photo: MiningWatch

Ecuadorian Organizations Decry Promotion of Ecuador as 'Mining Country' during Mining Convention in Toronto

On Monday, together with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, we helped deliver the below statement during...

'Toxic Toronto' bus tour; a trip through the mining industry's belly of the beast
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network hosted a "Toxic Toronto" bus tour around the financial district on March 5; Photo: MiningWatch

Latin American Organizations Denounce the Deadly Impacts of Mining During PDAC 2017

This week, while an anticipated 20,000+ people wine and dine, discussing multi-million dollar deals and dreams during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada mining convention (PDAC 2017) at the Toronto Metro Convention...

Berta Cáceres, Nelson García and Tomás García; Artist: Pat Perry
COPINH Leaders Berta Cáceres, Nelson García and Tomás García, "Wake up humanity, we're out of time"; Artist: Pat Perry

The World Demands Justice for the Murder of Berta Cáceres

On March 2, 2016, Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, an organizer with the Lenca people’s resistance in Honduras, was murdered despite security...

Mural of Marcelo Rivera on the Casa de Cultura in San Isidro, Cabañas, El Salvador; Photo: MiningWatch

In El Salvador, OceanaGold Must ‘Pay Up and Pack Up’

After seven years, four murders and US$24 million in total legal costs, in October 2016, a little-known World Bank tribunal trashed OceanaGold’s claim...

Video about the origins of the mining conflicts in Nankints, Morona Santiago, Ecuador; By Minka Urbana

Persecution of Indigenous Leaders Persists in Ecuador

With deep concern, we share the following statement from the Ecumenical Human Rights Commission of Ecuador (CEDHU its initials in Spanish) denouncing the arrest of a Shuar Indigenous leader in southeastern Ecuador. This is part of an ongoing campaign of militarization, criminalization and...

Teztan Biny
Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). Ramsey Hart photo.

Prosperity Mine – A Precautionary Tale: The Importance of Environmental Assessments

Ecojustice and MiningWatch Canada head to court this week to defend Fish Lake ("Teztan Biny" in Tŝilhqot’in) from a risky mining project.

Mining projects often put...

The Marcopper mine
Placer Dome/Barrick Gold's Marcopper mine, Marinduque, Philippines. C. Coumans photo.

Canada Needs a Human Rights Ombudsperson for the International Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors

Human rights abuses at Canadian-owned mining sites around the world are widespread and well-documented. Victims of such abuse have nowhere to turn to seek justice.

MiningWatch has joined with the Canadian Network on Corporate...

Arthur Manuel
Arthur Manuel

In Memoriam: Arthur Manuel

The staff and Directors of MiningWatch Canada are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Arthur Manuel. We extend our most sincere...

Blood of Extraction, Ottawa Book Launch January 11th

"Blood of Extraction" – Ottawa Book Launch with Authors Todd Gordon and Jeffrey R. Webber

Join us for the upcoming Ottawa book launch of Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America with authors Todd Gordon and Jeffrey R. Webber that...

Dozens of International Organizations and Networks Call for End to State of Emergency and Militarization in Ecuador's Southern Amazon

Today, nearly fifty international organizations and networks sent the following letter to Ecuadorian authorities urging an immediate end to the militarization and the State of Emergency that was declared in the southeastern Amazonian province of Morona Santiago last week. Instead of force,...

Berta Cáceres

Canada’s Hollow Human Rights Commitment on Honduras and Human Rights Defenders

The Liberal government is much more, well, liberal with their use of the words “human rights” that the previous Conservative government. In practice, however, this means little more than business as usual, particularly where big business is involved.

This was evident in the Minister...

Porgera Women Send Message to UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Video Message from Porgera Women to UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Tired of waiting for fair compensation from mining giant Barrick Gold for gross sexual violence, 119 indigenous women from Papua New Guinea call for United Nations intervention. They sent this video message to the 5th annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights taking place this week in...