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Imagine if Canada were Open for Justice!

January 30, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Corporate Social Responsibility.

At MiningWatch we live and breathe news about mining. But what’s good news for companies and their investors may be bad news for affected communities and anyone concerned about issues like human rights, the environment, economic justice, government accountability…(the list is long). We have to give ourselves a slap up the head every once in • Read More »

Indigenous Struggle and Survival in the Face of Canadian Colonialism and Mining

January 28, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: TasekoBritish ColumbiaIndigenous Rights.

Presentation by Xat’sull Chief Bev Sellars for the Fifth Gathering of the Latin American Observatory of Mining Conflicts (OCMAL by its initials in Spanish) in Lima, Peru, November 7, 2013. I would first like to say how pleased I am to be here to have an opportunity to share with diverse indigenous peoples and mining-affected • Read More »

Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200. Go to the Hospital?

January 27, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: GoldcorpTahoe ResourcesGuatemalaHuman Rights.

How is it that when community leaders are wrongfully targeted in the aftermath of violence connected with Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in Guatemala, they spend months in jail, while the company’s former head of security who faces criminal charges for his alleged role in the violence last April is first given house arrest and then • Read More »