Too Much To Ask? Put mining justice on the foreign policy leaders’ debate

September 28, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Barrick GoldHuman RightsInternational Trade & InvestmentMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

Among questions about the Syrian refugee crisis and Canada’s military deployment abroad, the central role of the Canadian mining industry in the dispossession and forced displacement of many thousands of people around the world, including countless men, women, and children murdered, wounded, and raped, deserves serious attention when Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair head into the • Read More »

Supreme Court of Canada Affirms International Enforcement of the Law, Allows Ecuadorans to Pursue Chevron Assets in Canada

September 26, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: EcuadorEnvironmentHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

In a small but significant step towards ending corporate impunity for destroying the environment and people’s health, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Ecuadoran villagers should be allowed to try to get hold of Chevron assets in Canada, to collect on the $US9.51 billion that Ecuadoran courts had awarded them for extensive pollution • Read More »

Crumbling Political Support for Tahoe Resources in Guatemala

September 14, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: GoldcorpTahoe ResourcesGuatemalaHuman RightsIndigenous RightsMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

By: Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), MiningWatch Canada and the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) If the militarized security strategy that Tahoe Resources has used to put its Escobal silver mine into operation isn’t enough to raise questions about the ethics of the company’s operations in Guatemala, the recent resignation • Read More »