police guarding waste dump
Police guarding waste dump at Barrick Gold's North Mara mine in Tanzania. Catherine Coumans photo.

In Need of Repair: Acacia Mining’s Grievance Mechanism at North Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania

RAID and MiningWatch Canada have engaged in extensive exchanges with Acacia Mining over the past two years about security and human rights concerns at the North Mara Gold Mine. Our organisations have been critical of the continuing high level of violence at the mine site and the lack of a...

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

Urgent Action: What Does Aura Minerals Have to Hide?

Today, the 'Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land and Life', including First Nations women leaders, lawyers, human rights and solidarity activists, had planned to visit Aura Minerals' San Andrés project in Copán, Honduras. They...

Jacko Lake, Kamloops BC
AJAX mine would destroy part of Jacko Lake and Peterson Creek, sacred to First Nations (Pípsell in Secwepemc language)

Six Reasons To Be Concerned About the Ajax Open Pit Mine in Kamloops, B.C.

MiningWatch Canada joins with local, provincial, and national groups in urging the public to voice their concerns to both provincial and federal governments about the...

Aura Minerals' San Andrés mine, Copán, Honduras; Photo: Brian Atkinson
Aura Minerals' San Andrés mine, Copán, Honduras; Photo: Brian Atkinson

Honduras: Criminalization and Threats to Community Cemetery in Copán Persist

Today, Tuesday March 29, the Azacualpa Environmental Committee in Copán, Honduras issued the following alert regarding the continuing criminalization of dissent in their communities and the ongoing threat they face from the expansion of Aura Minerals’ San Andrés mine into their 200-year old...

The struggle of the Nahua Indigenous community of Zacualpan, Colima, México

Zacualpan's Struggle: A Video Series about Territorial Defence in Mexico

The Nahua Indigenous community of Zacualpan in the state of Colima, Mexico set out to learn about the implications of potential mining activities in 2013.

Residents of the small town of Zacualpan in the State of Colima formed the Indigenous Council for the Territorial Defence of...

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

SIGN THE ONLINE URGENT ACTION...

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. 

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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...