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Take Action: National Security Bill Puts Land and Environment Protectors in Jeopardy

Join MiningWatch and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) to sign and share this online action to alert Members of Parliament to problems with the Liberal government’s National Security Act 2017, Bill C-59...

Canada Must Stop Support to Honduras Regime following Botched Election

In the chaos following national elections in Honduras on November 26, Canadian authorities must take a strong public stand and forcibly denounce evidence of electoral fraud and violent repression of public protests. Across Honduras, tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating their...

Protect Pipsell from KGHM Ajax Mine
Protect Pipsell from KGHM Ajax Mine

Protect Jacko Lake and the Pípsell Cultural Area from Mining – Take Action Now!

The Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) in British Columbia is ramping up its #Me7ePipsellTa7aAjax (Yes Pípsell, No Ajax) campaign and is calling on the public, friends and allies to press the federal and provincial governments to...

Launch of OECD Watch ‘Remedy is the Reason’ Campaign

As a member of OECD Watch, MiningWatch and other member organisations have launched a campaign calling for the improved effectiveness of OECD National Contact Points (NCPs) so that NCPs can provide access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses.

NCPs were...

Mining “Development and Progress” Spills Blood Once Again in Guerrero, Mexico: Two more deaths on the conscience of Prime Minister Trudeau

This is a statement by REMA, the Mexican Network of those Affected by Mining.

Victor and Marcelino Sahuanitla Peña were assassinated for fighting for the few, tattered labour rights that still exist in Mexico, rights that powerful and corrupt Canadian...

Meeting at Global Affairs Canada, Oct 18, 2017; Photo: CCIC

Does the Canadian Government Have a Message for Mining-Affected Communities in Mexico?

Guest blog by Daniela Pastrana, Periodistas de a PIe Journalists Network, @danielapastrana

Translated from the original in Spanish by Christian Filip

This month, during Prime...

Response to Barrick Gold Subsidiary Acacia Mining on Alleged Excess Use of Force by Mine Security at the North Mara Gold Mine

MiningWatch Canada responds to a letter of September 21, 2017, from Barrick Gold’s subsidiary Acacia Mining, in regard to ongoing alleged excess use of force by mine security at the North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. in Tanzania, including another death of a villager allegedly shot by mine security on...

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Liberal MP Michael Levitt is chair of the House Subcommittee on International Human Rights. The Hill Times file photograph.

House Subcommittee Hearings on Mining in Latin America a Public Disservice

The committee hasn’t heard from people most directly affected by Canadian mining operations in the region.

The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of...

Guatemalans Denounce Tahoe Resources’ Plan to “Pick Them Apart”

On October 11th, representatives from the departments of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa who have been participating the protest camp against Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine since June held a press conference to denounce attempts to discredit and criminalize their movement,...

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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.

During their visit, the Mexican...

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

On the eve of Prime Minister Trudeau’s first official visit to Mexico, the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on Prime Minister Trudeau to live up to his commitments and stop the devastation of Indigenous and campesino...

An estimated 1,500 people demonstrate in front of the Constitutional Court in late August.

Tahoe Resources’ Social Licence in Guatemala Non-Existent, as Uncertainty Plagues Escobal Permits

On the heels of two months of lobbying in Washington D.C. and Ottawa seeking government intervention on its behalf, Tahoe Resources announced on September 10th that the Guatemalan Supreme Court of Justice had reinstated the operating licence for its Escobal project in southeastern Guatemala....

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Vohitsara community soccer field after DNI Metals' drilling activity

DNI Metals Digs Itself in Deeper in Madagascar

As we wrote in our September 12, 2017 news release, we have received a series of worrying allegations regarding DNI Metals Inc.’s Vohitsara graphite project in Madagascar, which are backed up by solid documentation. We had previously...

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.

MiningWatch Canada is a Steering Committee member of WMAN...


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

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples provides a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation. Such a human rights-based approach is essential to address...

Letter to Acacia Mining re: new report of violent death and ongoing concerns regarding access to remedy for victims at the North Mara Gold Mine

On August 4, 2017, MiningWatch Canada received reports of another killing of a male villager, reportedly by gunshot by private security at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania. This newly reported victim of alleged excess use of force by mine security furthers our concern that...