Extraction Casino Ottawa event poster
Extraction Casino Ottawa event poster

"Extraction Casino" Ottawa Launch Event – June 17, 2019

Mining companies are suing Latin American governments and making millions and even billions of dollars at the expense of people and the environment.

Find out how this came to be, what affected communities from Colombia think about it, and what people are doing to stop it.

Mi'kmaq Matters - Episode 99: Mining Mi'kmaq Land

Mi'kmaq Matters – Episode 99: Mining Mi'kmaq Land

By Mi'kmaq Matters – A weekly podcast about the Mi'kmaq people and the Qalipu First Nation, with host Glenn Wheeler.

Talking Points - Episode 4 - Digging for Dividends by Policy Alternatives

Talking Points podcast episode 4 - Digging for Dividends

Learn about the secret weapon Canadian mining companies are using to extract money from developing countries when environmental measures, Indigenous rights and community resistance create democratic roadblocks to their extracting oil, gas and minerals.

Toronto demonstration in support of independent powers for the CORE, May 4, 2019. Photo courtesy Mining Injustice Solidarity Network.

Canada Still Needs an Ombudsperson to Investigate Mining Cases – Not an Advisor to the Minister of International Trade or another CSR Counsellor

The Government of Canada has fundamentally broken its electoral promise of 2015 and its commitment of January 17, 2018 to create an Ombudsperson with: independence from both government and industry; strong investigatory powers to compel documents and witnesses, when necessary, in the course of investigating complaints brought against Canadian mining companies for human rights abuses perpetrated overseas; and the ability to make determinations of fact about whether a Canadian company had caused or contributed to human rights harm. Fifteen months after the commitment to create a strong ombudsperson was made in 2018, the government has created an advisory position to the Minister with a deeply flawed and inadequate mandate.

Ana Paula Hernández (right) and Sally O’Neill (left). Fund for Global Human Rights photo.

MiningWatch Mourns Death of Ana Paula Hernández and Colleagues in Guatemala Crash

MiningWatch Canada is saddened by tragic news coming out of Guatemala today.

MiningWatch 20th
MiningWatch Canada - 20th anniversary logo

Announcing MiningWatch Canada’s 20th Anniversary Annual General Meeting

Murky Business: How Communities are Fighting to Protect Water & Prevent Mine Waste Disasters in Canada & Internationally

When: April 26th, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aura Minerals & Honduran Government Criminalizing 19 Azacualpa community Defenders

Statement by ASONOG (Associación de Organismos no Gubernamentales) and MADJ (Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia)

Participants in the march to kick-off referendum vote. Credit: YASunidos Guapondélig

Canadian Company INV Metals Fights Local Referendum Over Ecuador Gold Project Against Mounting Community Opposition

Brumadinho
Brumadinho

Report One Month After the Crime-Tragedy of Brumadinho

By the International Articulation of Men and Women Affected by Vale (AV)

The Shadow of Gold Feature Trailer

New Film “The Shadow of Gold” - Do You Know Where the Gold in your Ring Comes From?

The Shadow of Gold Feature Trailer

Behind the Glitter: The Gold Facts

Aftermath of Brumadinho Spill (source: Gazeta do Povo)

Three Canadian Mining Companies in Brazil Silent on Tailings Dam Structures following Brumadinho Disaster

Following the tragic breach of the upstream tailings dam, “Dam 1” at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, MiningWatch Canada is concerned about the state of Canadian-operated tailings dams in Brazil.