Tuesday, August 5, 2014

News release: (Ottawa/Oxford, 5 August 2014) A human rights assessment conducted between late June and mid-July 2014 at UK-listed African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. in Tanzania by MiningWatch Canada and the British NGO, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), confirms reports of ongoing excessive use of force by police guarding the mine, resulting in deaths and serious injuries of villagers from the surrounding area.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

News release: As Barrick Gold struggles with deepening financial and management crises, it is time to squarely recognize the relationship between the decline of the corporation and the environmental and human rights abuses at Barrick projects around the world – which are protested against yearly outside and inside the annual shareholder meeting.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letter from MiningWatch Canada and Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) in response to a letter and attachments received from African Barrick Gold dated 11 March 2014, concerning the project-level non-judicial grievance mechanisms at the company's North Mara gold mine in Tanzania.

Friday, April 11, 2014

MiningWatch Canada prepared this brief for Access Facility's expert meeting on practical solutions to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' “effectiveness criteria.” The data for this brief is derived from the work of MiningWatch Canada and our local and international partners on a project-level non-judicial Grievance Mechanisms, Porgera Mine - Barrick, Corporate Social Responsibility, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Barrick Gold

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Together with RAID (Rights and Accountability in Development), the London Mining Network, and CORE (the Corporate Responsibility coalition of the UK) have put together a briefing note for investors in UK mining company African Barrick Gold and its majority shareholder Barrick Gold Corporation regarding human rights violations at the North Mara mine in Tanzania.

Friday, February 21, 2014

MiningWatch and Rights and Accountability in Development wrote this letter to the President and CEO of Barrick Gold, Jamie Sokalsky, to ask the company to come clean about the “remedy programs” that African Barrick Gold (a UK-registered company controlled by Barrick Gold) has established for alleged victims of harm and women who have been the victims of alleged sexual assault by police and site security personnel at the North Mara mine in Tanzania.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

News release: A previously confidential legal waiver forced to light by litigation in England raises serious questions about African Barrick Gold’s handling of alleged violence against civilians by police and security guards at its North Mara mine in Tanzania. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

News release from the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), the Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA), and the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT): A new report published by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences finds potentially life-threatening levels of arsenic around Barrick Gold’s North Mara mine in Tanzania. “If nothing is done the environment will be destroyed. It has already become heavily polluted by arsenic, cobalt and other heavy metals,” says Evans Rubara of the Christian Council of Tanzania, one of the organizations that commissioned the report.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Dominion Newspaper is a cooperative, independent, grass roots publication. A special edition, State of Mine: An Investigation of Canada's Extractive Industries was published in November 2008 and is available online at: www.dominionpaper.ca/issue/55. The online edition features 37 articles on mining issues in Canada and internationally, including articles by MiningWatch Canada's Ramsey Hart and former National Coordinator Joan Kuyek.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Includes a resource extraction section among its 10,000 articles from alternative sources from and about Africa, plus an e-zine of original writing, all for the promotion of human rights and economic justice.