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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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Monday, December 22, 2014

Press Release: The Colombian government agency defined the boundaries of 76% of the páramo - high altitude wetlands - in Santurbán, in the department of Santander. However, the ministry further announced that mining projects with titles and environmental licences could continue, putting the ecosystem in grave risk, given that it is a source of water for roughly 2 million people.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Press Release: On Wednesday, a Guatemalan judge decided that Tahoe’s former security manager, Alberto Rotondo, should stand trial for his role in a shooting attack on peaceful protesters in April of last year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blog: José Tendetza should have been in Lima, Peru last week at the climate change talks as one of the powerful Indigenous voices speaking about the destruction that the mining and energy agenda of countries like Canada is bringing upon his and many other communities in the Global South.