At the Santa Ana camp under construction (Photo Credit: Ryan MacRae)

Barrick Gold Resistance Camp in Dominican Republic Celebrates One Year in Solidarity with Local Community

Guest Blog: Ryan MacRae, Economics Graduate from Mount Allison University working with the Latin American Mission's Program (LAMP) in Dominican Republic​

(Dominican Republic) Driving along the highway, roughly 10 minutes after passing through the community...

Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne
Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne

Tax Evasion - Tell The Trudeau Government to Act Now and Close the Legal Loopholes

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: [email protected], [email protected],...

Kirsten Francescone
Kirsten Francescone

MiningWatch Canada Pleased to Welcome New Latin America Program Coordinator 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...

Porgera Stories – Justice Foundation for Porgera

(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...

Guatemalan Communities Refute Tahoe Resources' Kidnapping Claims

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...

The Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa & Jutiapa with Xinka Parliament members deliver letter to the offices of Tahoe Resources in Guatemala on Tuesday; Photo: NISGUA

Guatemalan Communities Deliver Message of Resistance to New CEO of Tahoe Resources

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...

Thousands demonstrate outside the Guatemalan Constitutional Court

Organizations Demand Justice for Murder of Member of Peaceful Resistance to Tahoe Resources' Project in Guatemala

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...

Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation’s (SSN) Indigenous-led assessment

Let B.C. Know You Want Fundamental Changes to Provincial Environmental Impact Assessment Laws

For mining, oil, gas, forestry, fishing, and any other industrial projects.

Before 4pm on Monday (July 30), take 3 minutes to submit your comments...

Women Speak Out About Abuse at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine in Tanzania

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...

Regional forum about mining in Ixtacamaxtitlán, Sierra Norte de Puebla (2014)

Justice for Manuel Gaspar Rodríguez and Respect for Indigenous Territorial Rights in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, México

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...

Eritrea mining
Mining and Repression in Eritrea - Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses

New Report Points To Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses in Eritrea as Canadian Company Goes To Supreme Court Over Allegations of Forced Labour

It was sheer coincidence, but more than a tinge of irony coloured yesterday's news that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Nevsun Resources' appeal of a court ruling that...

Banners in front of Guatemalan Constitutional Court demand US respect for judicial independence; Photo: Lisa Rankin

Guatemalan and International Organizations Dismayed Over U.S. Embassy Interference on Tahoe Case

On June 11, over fifty Guatemalan and international organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala raising deep concern about Embassy interference and threats of...


Act Now to Protect the Nashwaak River from Mine Waste Dump

The Sisson Mine project (Northcliff/HDI/Todd Minerals) is currently applying for permission to dump millions of tons of mining waste into the headwaters of the pristine Nashwaak river and watershed. The federal government, through Environment Canada, is accepting comments from the public until...

Women Resisting Extractivism

MiningWatch Partners Join International Gathering of Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal

From April 27 to 30, MiningWatch partners will be joining delegates from Canada and the Global South will participate in the International Gathering of Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal. This gathering will...

Mining brings illness and death - poster from the Social Solidarity Hospital of Thessaloniki

Eldorado Claims Arbitration Victory in Greece, but Legal Deadlock Remains

Οn 4th April, 2018, it was reported that Hellas Gold, a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold, had won a crucial  arbitration battle in Greece. Hellas Gold, which is developing the Skouries and Olympias deposits in the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece, has faced years of local...