Mining brings illness and death - poster from the Social Solidarity Hospital of Thessaloniki

Eldorado Claims Arbitration Victory in Greece, but Legal Deadlock Remains

Οn 4th April, 2018, it was reported that Hellas Gold, a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold, had won a crucial  arbitration battle in Greece. Hellas Gold, which is developing the Skouries and Olympias deposits in the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece, has faced years of local...

Letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change re: development of the Project List under the proposed Impact Assessment Act

Thirteen environmental and nature groups sent a letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, on April 18, 2018, in response to the Discussion Paper on the Proposed Project List under the proposed Impact Assessment Act, Part 1 of Bill C-69, An...

MiningWatch Annual Seminar – May 4, 2018

This year we have two topics, with special guests to present and discuss them with us. All are invited.

“Silent No More: Women Resisting Mining and Demanding Justice”

Our partners in Canada and overseas call on the federal government to act to prevent harms...

Ecuadorian Minister of Mines Rebeca Illescas at PDAC 2018

Shuar Indigenous Organization responds to Ecuador Day at PDAC 2018

The following communiqué from the Shuar Indigenous organization Pueblo Shuar Arutam was presented at a press conference in Quito on Wednesday in response to the presence of Mr. Elvis Nantip, President of the Interprovincial Shuar Federation (FISCH by its initials in Spanish) at the...

Xinka Parliament Press Conference, Feb 21, 2018

Guatemalan Communities Denounce Tahoe Resources for Trying to Provoke Conflict During Suspension of Escobal Mine

It has been seven months that operations at Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine have been suspended and, once again, residents are speaking out about what they perceive as a further attempt on the part of the company and its supporters to provoke conflict, delegitimize their...

Bev Sellars and Jacinda Mack
Bev Sellars and Jacinda Mack outside the Provincial Court of BC filing the provincial prosecution against MPMC.

Mount Polley Disaster Escapes BC Law Because of Government Policy on Private Prosecutions

This recent blog (below) from our friends and partners at West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) sums it up well. MiningWatch Canada and a team of lawyers...

Edwin Espinal was detained by Honduras armed forces on January 19th

Take Action: Canada "Engaging" to Death in Honduras

Your support is needed in response to the dire situation facing Hondurans in the aftermath of national elections in late November that have been widely-denounced given evidence of electoral fraud and a campaign of state violence against hundreds of protests across the country since. Activist...

Commemoration of the life of Mariano Abarca and murdered Mexican human rights defenders; Photo: Ben Powless

Canada’s Deadly Diplomacy – Mexican Delegation Finishes Canadian Tour

The high cost of Canada’s diplomacy on behalf of Canadian mining companies came under public scrutiny during the week of February 5 when the son of murdered Mexican community leader Mariano Abarca and supporters...

The proposed new impact assessment process at a glance.

Bill C-69: New Federal Environmental Review Laws Fall Short of Promises

The Trudeau government has finally presented draft legislation to reform the federal environmental review process. Since the new process is being presented as innovative and radical, but also aimed...

What Happened to Boi Nelson Nai at the Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea?

While visiting with community members at Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea in December 2017, MiningWatch was alerted to the death of Boi Nelson Nai, a 15 year old indigenous Ipili boy of the Mamai Kensa Clan from Panadaka village in the Special Mine Lease Area...

Mariano Abarca embassy
Mariano Abarca speaking in front of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico as Embassy staff look on.

Canadian Embassy in Mexico Subject of Complaint to Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

More than eight years since the unsolved murder of Mariano Abarca in Chiapas, Mexico, his son and a group of Mexican human rights defenders have presented a submission to the Public Sector Integrity Commission (PSIC) regarding the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and its support for Canadian mining...

The DNI Metals Mining Project in Vohitsara, Madagascar Must Really Be Stopped!

Communiqué from The Collective for the Defense of Malagasy Lands - TANY


Landowners impacted by the Graphite Exploration Mining Project in Ambatolampy - Vohitsara, Brickaville District, have filed a complaint with the Toamasina...

The Borneo Case
The Borneo Case

Indigenous Malaysian Forest Activists Bring Quest for Justice to Canada with Film Tour

Yes, it's not specifically mining-related, but MiningWatch is deeply concerned about corruption and illegal activity in the mining sector, and that means we are deeply concerned about Canada's role in facilitating corruption, including its apparent inability – or unwillingness – to investigate...

Justice for Mariano Abarca! Photo: MiningWatch Canada

Speaking Tour: Canada’s Deadly Diplomacy and Mining Justice in Mexico 

More than eight years since the murder of Mariano Abarca, an outspoken community leader in Chiapas, Mexico, his son and a group of Mexican human rights defenders will visit Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto from February 5 to 9. Mariano led his community's struggle against the social and...

OLCA logo
OLCA logo

Complete and Permanent Closure of Pascua Lama: The Power of Conviction and Persistence

On Wednesday, January 17, the Chilean Environmental Superintendence (SMA) ordered the permanent closure of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama open pit gold mine project and imposed a fine of approximately $12 million on the company. The agency’s decision follows five years of investigation and a...

Peace Tower
Peace Tower

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...