Copper Mesa/Ascendant Copper

Monday, October 30, 2006
27 October, 2006 Gary E. Davis President and CEO Ascendant Copper Corporation 10920 West Alameda Avenue, Suite 201 Lakewood, CO 80226 USA Fax: (303) 297-0538 Dear Mr. Davis: I am writing to you regarding the latest developments around your Junín project in the Intag area of north-western Ecuador, in particular the raid ...
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Carlos Zorrilla tells the story of the police raid on his house on October 17, 2006 and the trumped-up charges against him. Please see our earlier Urgent Action alert for suggestions and addresses to write to.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Friday, November 3, 2006
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

MiningWatch Canada is sponsoring two films at this years’ Planet in Focus environmental film festival in Toronto.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

According to reports from the Intag Solidarity Network and CEDHU, the Ecumenical Human Rights Commission of Ecuador, on October 17, 2006, police raided the home of environmental activist Carlos Zorrilla and that of his neighbour Roberto Castro in an unprovoked and unjustified show of force, intimidating his family and Mr. Castro. Mr. Zorrilla was not present at the time and his whereabouts are still unknown, although we understand he is alive and well.

Friday, October 20, 2006

MiningWatch Canada is sponsoring two films at this years’ Planet in Focus environmental film festival in Toronto. Jenny Sharman, director of "The Curse of Copper", will be present to discuss the film, and Andy Altilia, a member of the Hamilton-based Guatemala solidarity group Compañer@s North-South, will be present to discuss "Sipakapa No Se Vende". Obviously we are encouraging people to attend these films, but please check out the exciting program for the entire festival.

Friday, August 25, 2006

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Communities in Ecuador's Intag region have filed for an injunction to stop Canadian junior mining company Ascendant Copper Corporation (TSX:ACX) from working to develop an open pit copper mine on their land

Friday, July 21, 2006
News Release Number No. 206 - 2006 The Civic Corruption Control Commission investigates, on its own initiative, the compliance with legal norms and procedures in the preparation and approval of the Environmental Impact Study and Environmental Management Plan for the Golden 1 and Golden 2 mines, belonging to the Ascendant Copper company ASCENDCOPPER S.A, in the Intag area, ...
Monday, July 17, 2006

As hundreds of people from the Ecuadorian countryside took to the streets in the capital city of Quito last Thursday, investors and dozens of international organizations voiced their objections to the activities of Canadian-based Ascendant Copper Corporation (TSX:ACX).

Friday, July 7, 2006
"....With the above antecedents, and in view of the fact that the facts denounced would indicate that Articles 24(6), 86, 87, 88, 89 and 91 of the National Constitution of the Republic have been violated and by virtue of the powers established in Article 96 of the National Constitution of the Republic and 2b) of the Organizational Law of the Ombudsman's Office, in my ...
Saturday, May 20, 2006

It was a hot, perfectly sunny day in the town García Moreno where, depending on three different sources, between 500 and 800 representatives from all of Intag's Parishes and most of its communities, in addition to most organizations working in the Intag area of Northwest Ecuador, met to try and resolve once and for all the problems created by the presence of Ascendant Copper Corporation, which has generated a strong and determined resistance to its copper mining project (the higher estimate of attendees came from an official polic