Berta Cáceres; Photo: Sandra Cuffe
Berta Cáceres; Photo: Sandra Cuffe

Take Action: Honduran Authorities Should Not Feel Canada's Trust

Join the call for #Justice4Berta/#JusticiaParaBerta, sign and share our petition ...

North Mara, Tanzania – Unanswered questions for Acacia Mining and Barrick Gold

Acacia’s Response to Globe and Mail Article raises more questions than it answers about human rights violations at the North Mara mine in Tanzania. RAID and MiningWatch Canada note that...

Angélica Choc with photo of Adolfo Ich; Photo:
Angélica Choc with photo of Adolfo Ich; Photo:

International Solidarity with Women in the Fight for Land and the Environment in Latin America

Over eighty organizations from Canada, the US, Europe and Guatemala, and 650 individuals, have signed onto a statement to express international solidarity with women defenders throughout Latin America and with all people who are defending their water, land, life and territory. These...

Photo of demonstration in the central plaza of Mexico City. The message reads: "It was the state"
Photo of demonstration over the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in the central plaza of Mexico City. The message reads: "It was the state"

Two Years Since Ayotzinapa: Mexico Is a Graveyard and Canada is Quarrying for Headstones

It is two years today since the disappearance of 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico with no sign of their whereabouts, except for the remains of 19-year-old Alexander Mora Venancio. International experts have shown the Mexican...

Oil pollution in Ecuador
Oil pollution in Ecuador.

The Chevron Case: Debate with Representatives of the Affected Communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00pm @ Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. W., Floor 2, Room 212

Organizers: International Human Rights Program of the University of Toronto (IHRP), MiningWatch Canada, Educators for Peace and Justice, and Union of...

A North-South Dialogue on Extractivism: Resistance and Alternatives by MiningWatch Canada

A North-South Dialogue on Extractivism: Resistance and Alternatives

This workshop was held on August 11, 2016, as part of the World Social Forum in Montreal. It was jointly presented by Kairos and MiningWatch Canada.

Predatory extractivism — the exploitation of natural wealth for short-term profit without regard for its consequences — is being...

Join MiningWatch at the World Social Forum!

The World Social Forum is coming to Montreal August 9-12, with tens of thousands of people from around the world, hundreds of workshops, and dozens of major assemblies on all kinds of pressing issues, from climate changes to tax justice. Join us in the midst of the craziness to focus on...

Eldorado - Skouries
Eldorado Gold's Skouries project in northern Greece under construction

Bad News for Eldorado Gold and its Greek Projects

Eldorado Gold’s stock is soaring on the NYSE and TSX stock markets following the rising price of gold, but investors are unaware of the most recent developments regarding the company’s Greek projects.

In Greece, Eldorado is developing the Kassandra Mines in the northern peninsula of...

Dominic LeBlanc
Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

Federal Government Opens Door to Paradigm Shift in Environmental Assessment

No less than six Cabinet ministers stood in the foyer of the House of Commons yesterday to announce sweeping reviews of key environmental laws. The details are not clear yet – in fact, the government has (perhaps wisely) asked for public input before it finalizes the review processes – but it...

Canadian tax havens
Top 10 Canadian tax havens - via Canadians for Tax Fairness

Mining Offshore – Jurisdictions, That Is

“The scandal is what’s legal.” – Edward Snowden

The massive leak of secret banking information tagged “The Panama Papers” has made a lot of waves in the weeks since its contents started being made public, and they were renewed this week with the release of a searchable...

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...