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We’re Celebrating Fifteen Years of Action in Support of Communities Affected by Mining

15th Anniversary Solidarity Share

In honour of MiningWatch Canada's fifteenth anniversary, we are selling "Solidarity Shares" at $15 each. Unlike corporate mining shares, these Solidarity Shares go to support social justice and solidarity with and between mining-affected communities. Buy as many as you want, for yourself or for your friends! Click on the "Donate Today" button above on the right.

For a very selective summary of our proudest achievements of the past fifteen years, check out this flyer.

Barrick Gold Makes Remedy Victims of Violence and Rape in Papua New Guinea and Tanzania Conditional on Legal Immunity

Since January, 2013, MiningWatch Canada has raised concern about the fact that Barrick Gold is seeking legal immunity from victims of rape by mine security guards at the company’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG). If these survivors accept an individual "remedy" package they must sign a waiver that assures Barrick that they will never sue the company in PNG or anywhere else in the world.

We have engaged the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCHR) on this issue. In December 2013 we discovered a...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Media Advisory: The Canadian Government has failed to respond to a decade’s worth of recommendations to prevent and provide effective recourse for harms related to Canadian mining operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a report by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability that will be presented in a public hearing before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 28th.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Following recent news coming out of Quebec and the NWT, we have even more reason to be concerned that the public is still facing serious un-funded liabilities for mine closure and rehabilitation.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mount Polley mine site, September 5, 2014. Imagery compliments of Jamie Heath, Terrasaurus Ltd.

As we wait for the conclusion of the technical review and criminal investigations, information revealed by various media investigations and disclosures by the BC government show that there were a number of warnings and red flags raised about the Mount Polley mine's tailings impoundment in recent years. Whether the issues identified in the past are directly related to the spill or not, the BC government's response to them tells us a lot about how the supervision of mining sites works in BC.