Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation’s (SSN) Indigenous-led assessment

Let B.C. Know You Want Fundamental Changes to Provincial Environmental Impact Assessment Laws

For mining, oil, gas, forestry, fishing, and any other industrial projects.

Before 4pm on Monday (July 30), take 3 minutes to submit your comments...

Women Speak Out About Abuse at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine in Tanzania

MiningWatch Releases Video and Critique of the Mine’s Grievance Mechanism

In a video released by MiningWatch Canada, women living in villages around Barrick Gold’s North Mara mine in Tanzania speak...

Regional forum about mining in Ixtacamaxtitlán, Sierra Norte de Puebla (2014)

Justice for Manuel Gaspar Rodríguez and Respect for Indigenous Territorial Rights in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, México

Early last week, over thirty organizations and 160 individuals sent a letter to Mexican authorities, the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and the President of Canadian mining company Almaden Minerals expressing concern about the murder of Manuel Gaspar Rodríguez and threats of criminalization and...

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Mining and Repression in Eritrea - Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses

New Report Points To Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses in Eritrea as Canadian Company Goes To Supreme Court Over Allegations of Forced Labour

It was sheer coincidence, but more than a tinge of irony coloured yesterday's news that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Nevsun Resources' appeal of a court ruling that...

Banners in front of Guatemalan Constitutional Court demand US respect for judicial independence; Photo: Lisa Rankin

Guatemalan and International Organizations Dismayed Over U.S. Embassy Interference on Tahoe Case

On June 11, over fifty Guatemalan and international organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala raising deep concern about Embassy interference and threats of...

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Act Now to Protect the Nashwaak River from Mine Waste Dump

The Sisson Mine project (Northcliff/HDI/Todd Minerals) is currently applying for permission to dump millions of tons of mining waste into the headwaters of the pristine Nashwaak river and watershed. The federal government, through Environment Canada, is accepting comments from the public until...

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MiningWatch Partners Join International Gathering of Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal

From April 27 to 30, MiningWatch partners will be joining delegates from Canada and the Global South will participate in the International Gathering of Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal. This gathering will...

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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...

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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...

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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...