iPolitics Event Poster Tues Oct 17

This Week in Ottawa: Breaking the Silence - Mexican human rights defenders to testify about worsening crisis

From October 16 to 18, a delegation of nine Mexican human rights experts will be in Ottawa to shine a light on the acute human rights crisis in Mexico. The visit is taking place just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to Mexico.

Community members look on Los Filos open pit mine in Guerrero, Mexico; Photo: Christian Leyva

Mexican Network of Mining Affected People Tries to Extract a Response from Trudeau

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Vohitsara community soccer field after DNI Metals' drilling activity

DNI Metals Digs Itself in Deeper in Madagascar

The Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) Is Hiring! Indigenous Caucus Coordinator

Please circulate!

The Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) is hiring an Indigenous Caucus Coordinator to support communities affected by mining across North America.

UNDRIP

Public Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada needs a legislative framework to fulfill the promise of this vital human rights instrument

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Crowd outside Guatemala Supreme Court, August 28, 2017. Photo: Jose Pablo Chumil.

Tahoe Resources Lobbies U.S., Canada to Intervene Over Guatemala Court Decision to Suspend Escobal Mine

The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada, Earthworks and Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA).

Pípsell Title Declaration
Pípsell - Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Title Declaration

Let’s Get It Right: It's Time to Strengthen Canada's Environmental Laws

Tell the federal government it's time to make environmental laws mean something.

Parliament buildings - Centre Block - Ottawa.

Is the Federal Government Backing Away from Environmental Assessment Reform Promises?

Unless the Trudeau government takes a sharp turn from its current course, it’s starting to look as if fixing Canada’s environmental assessment law is going to be added to the growing list of bold commitments that it won’t deliver on. At the end of June, the federal government released a discussion paper outlining its plans. They amount to little more than tinkering with the Harper government’s devastating 2012 re-write of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

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Are Catastrophic Failures & Mining Spills Preventable?

Here's a set of key recommendations from various industry experts, practioners and analysts that believe catostrophic failures of mining waste facilities can be avoided if regulators take the following actions (NOT EXHAUSTIVE - additional comments welcome):

Guatemala’s Constitution states that resistance is legitimate when done to protect and defend human rights.
Banner at peaceful protest near Escobal mine. Guatemala’s Constitution states that resistance is legitimate when done to protect and defend human rights. Photo: Sandra Cuffe

Smear Campaign Launched Against Opponents to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Project, After Mine Licences Suspended