Fisheries Act Charges Over Canada’s Biggest Mining Spill ‘Stayed’ in Court; Pressure Mounts for Crown to Lay Its Own Charges

March 28, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: About UsImperial MetalsBritish ColumbiaIndigenous Rights.

Thank you for your support! We will keep up the pressure on the Feds and Province to actually enforce the law. Sign the petition now! Quick Update: • The Federal Crown did proceed to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s charges before we had a chance to present evidence of the damages from the spill to the • Read More »

Ecuadorian Organizations Decry Promotion of Ecuador as ‘Mining Country’ during Mining Convention in Toronto

March 8, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Corriente ResourcesINV MetalsEcuadorHuman RightsIndigenous RightsMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

On Monday, together with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, we helped deliver the below statement during ‘Ecuador Day’ at the 2017 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s annual convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Written and signed by over twenty Ecuadorian organizations, it questions the legitimacy with which Ecuador is being promoted as ‘open • Read More »

Latin American Organizations Denounce the Deadly Impacts of Mining During PDAC 2017

March 6, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Barrick GoldLatin America and the CaribbeanChileEcuadorPeruFree Entry/Land AccessImpact on CommunitiesMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

This week, while an anticipated 20,000+ people wine and dine, discussing multi-million dollar deals and dreams during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada mining convention (PDAC 2017) at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, affected communities continue to pay a high price with their lives and lands around the world. On Sunday, the Mining Injustice • Read More »

The World Demands Justice for the Murder of Berta Cáceres

March 2, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: HondurasHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

On March 2, 2016, Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, an organizer with the Lenca people’s resistance in Honduras, was murdered despite security measures that she had been granted given constant threats against her. Today, in Ottawa, in response to the call from Berta’s family and her organization the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of • Read More »