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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

(Tuesday November 17, 2015. Oxford/Ottawa). A second human rights field assessment at Barrick Gold’s Tanzania subsidiary, Acacia Mining[1] (formerly African Barrick Gold), calls into question commitments made by the company to stop excessive use of force by mine security and police guarding the mine.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Press Release: Canadian and US organizations are calling a British Columbia judge’s refusal to hear a lawsuit against Tahoe Resources over violence at its Guatemala mine site wilfully blind to the gravity of the case and the obstacles faced by the victims in bringing a transnational corporation to justice.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

News release: A new report reveals the dramatic extent of the militarized security strategy that Canadian-US mining company Tahoe Resources developed to quash community opposition to its Escobal project in southeastern Guatemala. In ‘Under Siege: Peaceful Resistance to Tahoe Resources and Militarization in Guatemala’, Guatemalan investigative journalist Luis Solano untangles the web of relationships and tactics that led to the militarization of farming communities in the area of the company’s operations.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

(Toronto, 9 November 2015) In response to last week’s alarming report from Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel, MiningWatch Canada & Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy (OJAMS) are urging Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government to reform current water-user fees and environmental assurance requirements for mine site clean-up in Ontario.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Press Release: Seventeen international Indigenous, solidarity and human rights organizations are calling for an investigation into Mexican state involvement in violence against the Nahua Indigenous community of Zacualpan, Colima, which has been defending its territory and water supplies from proposed mining activities. Concurrently, the Indigenous Council for Environmental Defence in Zacualpan is pressing Vancouver-based Teck Resources for information about its potential interests in the area.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

(Singapore, November 5, 2015) Civil society organisations from across the globe are highly critical of an international oceans conference to be held in Singapore next week. Misnamed the Sustainable Ocean Summit, the conference is touted as providing a platform to advance industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Quebec Meilleure Mine coalition is concerned with the recent 3 million dollar loan from Third Eye Capital to the uranium promotion company Strateco to finance its 190 million dollar lawsuit against the Quebec government. Strateco, a junior company on the verge of bankruptcy, is suing the Quebec government for not licensing its controversial Matoush uranium advanced exploration project in James Bay, Quebec.

Monday, November 2, 2015

News release: Guatemalan investigative journalist Luis Solano will be in Canada from November 9 to 13, to present his findings about the militarization of communities in the area of Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine project, located in southeastern Guatemala.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

(Quebec, 22 October 2015) The Coalition Quebec Meilleure Mine welcomes most of the provisions in the new Mining Transparency Act (Bill 55) passed yesterday, but warns it should have required full disclosure of all payments made by mining companies to different levels of governments and their agencies – not just those above $100,000.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

News release: Forty-eight international organizations are calling for an investigation into the second armed attack in as many years against a well-known activist who is part of the peaceful resistance to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala.