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Ring of Fire winter landscape

Indigenous, Environmental Groups Call for Moratorium on Mining Development in Ring of Fire

MiningWatch Canada is joining Indigenous and environmental groups in calling for a moratorium on mining development in Ontario's "Ring of Fire" until protection plans for the region’s sensitive wetlands and watersheds are in place and access to clean water, housing, and health services have...

Escobal opposition banner
Escobal opposition banner.

URGENT ACTION: Demand Pan American Silver Stop Fueling Violence in Guatemala

Speaking out against the Escobal mine has always been dangerous, but we are in the midst of a spike in violence. Six members of the peaceful resistance movement recently suffered attacks and death threats. In January, community leader Julio González was shot and wounded at his home. ...

Map of the Cuenca canton, with its hydrographic subbasins, areas of water recharge delimited by ETAPA (green) and metal mining authorizations (grey, blue, and red).

Overwhelming Vote in Southern Ecuador Sends Strong Message to Mining Companies

  • On February 7th, over 80% of the population of the southern Ecuador canton of Cuenca voted “no” to industrial mining in the watersheds of 5 rivers
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Deep sea mining is not the future. Cartoon by Max Gustafson.

Canadian Organizations Call on Canada to Halt Mining of the Seabed

Canadian mining companies are at the forefront of pushing to gain access to the deep seabed as the new frontier in mining. Canadian company Nautilus gained the first permit to mine hydrothermal vents on the deep seabed off Papua New Guinea before going bankrupt in 2019. Vancouver-based...

Over 190 Organizations condemn the violence against Julio, demand Pan American Silver cease all activities in Guatemala.

195 International Organizations Denounce Latest Attacks Against Members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal Mine

TO:

María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala
Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala
Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, Pan American Silver...

Ring of Fire
The "Ring of Fire" - McFauld's Lake, Ontario

Mining injustice: Exploration, decision making, community voices in Ring of Fire

In response to Ontario’s mad dash to develop the controversial Ring of Fire (ROF) mineral cache in Ontario’s Far North, First Nation communities across Ontario’s Far North have ...

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Image de microscope électronique à transmission couleur d'une section d'un groupe de virus corona. © Science Photo Library/Dr. Gopal Murti

Employment Opportunity - Network Coordinator: COVID-19/Mining Monitoring Group

  • Position: COVID-19/Mining Network Coordinator 
  • Term: Temporary (10 months) full-time contract from February 8, 2021 to December 8, 2021
  • Organization
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Solidaridad con Chubut

Open Letter to the Communities and Organizations of Chubut, Argentina

To:

The Union of Assemblies of the Communities of Chubut

The Indigenous Mapuche-Techuelche communities of the province of Chubut

The citizens and organizations of the province, 

We, the undersigned organizations,...

INV Metals what are you hiding

TAKE ACTION: Demand that INV Metals make the Environmental Impact Assessment for Loma Larga, Public!

In November, 2020, organizations from Southern Ecuador requested that Canadian company INV Metals give them access to the Environmental Impact Assessment for its Loma Larga project, as well as other technical studies. The company has failed to respond, denying these organizations...

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The women of Kimsakocha have been the backbone of the defence of the water. Photo credit: Yasunidos Cuenca

Open Letter to INV Metals in Support of Ecuadorian Organizations Requesting Environmental Impact Study for Loma Larga Project

[take action to support these organizations by sending your own letter] 

Dec. 4, 2020

Ms. Candace MacGibbon,
President,
INV...

Last week's mobilization in Lago Rosario, Source: Pablo Fernando Quintana, NoaLaMina Esquel Facebook

Massive Mobilizations Ignite Argentinian Patagonia In Face of Lobby Pressure to Subvert Anti-Mining Legislation

On November 24th, 2020, the Provincial Legislature of Chubut, Argentina initiated debate on two important laws for the future of mining in the...

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

URGENT ACTION: Call on Canadian Banks to Stop Funding Conflict at the Los Filos mine

The Ejido of Carrizalillo shut down Equinox Gold’s Los Filos mine in Guerrero, Mexico on September 3, after two months of failed attempts at dialogue to address racist and discriminatory treatment, as well as breaches of their social cooperation agreement. This is the longest-running strike...

Equinox Gold: Racist and Discriminatory Company, outside Los Filos, Mexico (Source: Amapola)

Investor Alert: Equinox Threatens Community, Inexplicably Prolonging Suspension at Los Filos Mine in Mexico

Today, Equinox Gold reached the 83-day mark in the shut-down of the Los Filos mine in Guerrero, Mexico. This has not occurred since 2007, when the community of Carrizalillo learned that Goldcorp (since merged to form part of US firm Newmont) had illegally purchased collective lands. The...

Virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

Video of virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

On November 17, 2020, one year after the international conference "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?", we convened a report-back, update, and conversation with MiningWatch staff and...

Virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?" by MiningWatch Canada

Audio recording of the virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

On November 17, 2020, one year after the international conference "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?", we convened a report-back, update, and conversation with MiningWatch staff and...

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O rompimento da barragem de rejeitos da mineradora Samarco. Foto: Rogério Alves/TV Senado - Wikipedia

What Do Mine Tailings Dam Disasters Teach Us?

Brazilian mining activists invited Judith Marshall to participate in their November 5 commemorations of the anniversary of the tailings dam collapse at the Vale/BHP iron mine in Mariana, Brazil. Marshall was a founding member of the International Network of People Affected by Vale (AV)...