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Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne
Let the Trudeau Government know you want Canada to act now to fix the loopholes that still allow large mining corporations to avoid paying taxes on the profit they make from Canadian non-renewable mining resources: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca, Minister.Ministre@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca, Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MiningWatch/photos/a.159044878025/10156175080248026/?type=3&theater Below are 3 important articles and reactions from different experts relating the recent Court ruling on the Cameco mining case vs Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA...
This past month, over 3,700 individuals took action in support of Guatemalan communities right to say “No” to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. The action re-sent a letter delivered to Tahoe Resources’ offices in Reno, NV and Guatemala City by allies at the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) and representatives of Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa and the Xinka Parliament respectively. The letter demands permanent closure of the mine given the environmental harms, community division, militarization and repression that the project has brought into their lives. It...
Kirsten Francescone
MiningWatch Canada is excited to announce that Kirsten Francescone has joined our staff as Latin America Program Coordinator. Kirsten brings a strong commitment to social justice and comes to us with many years of experience working with activists, networks, and decision-makers in Canada and internationally. Kirsten replaces Jen Moore in this position. MiningWatch owes Jen an enormous debt of gratitude for her seven and a half years of tireless work on behalf of communities affected by mining across the region, and we will continue to take advantage of her skills, dedication, and thoughtful...
(Courtesy of Frederick Ipara ) This video was done by the customary landowners of the area occupied by the Porgera Gold Mine located in Porgera District, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. The current operator of the mine is Barrick (Niugini) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold. The mine has been in operation for well over 25 years by now. Over the years, the mine had done catastrophic damage to the people and the environment, but the company and the government have failed to address those issues. Barrick had been criticized in Africa and elsewhere in the world, accused...
Guest blog by Ellen Moore, EARTHWORKS Tahoe Resources, a Canadian mining company with head offices in Reno, NV, began production at the Escobal silver mine in San Rafael Las Flores located in southeastern Guatemala in January 2014. Beginning in 2011, residents in San Rafael Las Flores, Mataquescuintla, and other nearby municipalities who oppose the project have suffered violent repression and systematic criminalization of local leaders. Operations at Escobar have been effectively suspended beginning in June 2017, first as a result of direct community action, and then by order of the court in...
On Tuesday, members of the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa together with the Xinka People’s Parliament of Guatemala delivered the following letter to the attention of Tahoe Resources' new CEO, James Voorhees, and Executive Chair, Kevin McArthur. They call for an end to the environmental harms, community division, militarization and repression that the project has brought into their lives, and demand that Tahoe Resources permanently close the mine. TAKE ACTION to join them in calling for the closure of the Escobal mine The community members presented the letter to...
Over sixty international organizations wrote the Guatemalan Attorney General this week expressing deep sadness and concern following the brutal murder of Ángel Estuardo Quevedo on July 12, 2018, an active a member of the Peaceful Resistance movement of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa against Tahoe Resources' Escobal project in southeastern Guatemala. August 1, 2018 Dear Attorney General María Consuelo Porras Argueta: We are writing to express our profound sadness and concern at the killing of human rights defender Ángel Estuardo Quevedo in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima on July 12,...
For mining, oil, gas, forestry, fishing, and any other industrial projects. Before 4pm on Monday (July 30), take 3 minutes to submit your comments online . Let the provincial government know you want new environmental assessment laws that must go beyond what it is currently proposing in its Discussion Paper to: Ensure independent evidence and oversight of assessments, including peer review of scientific information, and mandatory independent and Indigenous-led review panels; Provide more meaningful public participation and participant funding; Address cumulative impacts through...
MiningWatch Releases Video and Critique of the Mine’s Grievance Mechanism In a video released by MiningWatch Canada, women living in villages around Barrick Gold’s North Mara mine in Tanzania speak out publicly for the first time about the sexual violence they suffered at the hands of private and public (police) mine security at the North Mara mine. They also discuss the inadequacies of the remedy they have received from the mine’s grievance mechanism, and the ongoing hardship they continue to suffer as a result of their rapes. MiningWatch has interviewed over a hundred men, women...
Early last week, over thirty organizations and 160 individuals sent a letter to Mexican authorities, the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and the President of Canadian mining company Almaden Minerals expressing concern about the murder of Manuel Gaspar Rodríguez and threats of criminalization and violence against Indigenous communities in the Sierra Norte de Puebla who are fighting mining and hydroelectric projects. Before his murder, Manuel Gaspar was one of eight people facing charges pressed by the national electrical utility company (CFE) for participating in the blockade of a major new...