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Thursday, February 21, 2013

News Release: Join us for a unique evening of theater and discussion about environment and indigenous rights. A staged reading The Last Walk of Adolfo Ich recalls the murder of a Mayan community leader in context of a Canadian mining conflict with dialogue drawn from statements, interviews, and government and public websites. Guatemalan guests Lolita Chávez from the Indigenous Women’s Association ‘Voice of Resistance’ and Antonio Catalán from the Human Rights Defenders Unit will enrich the panel to follow.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ottawa - Washington, D.C. - Oxford, January 30, 2013. Following years of denial, Barrick Gold is implementing a remedy program for victims of rape by employees of its Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Thursday, January 24, 2013

(Press Release) On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Honduran Congress quickly passed and ratified a new mining law that had been developed with support from the Canadian International Development Agency against the will of important sectors of Honduran society.

Monday, December 3, 2012

News release: A MiningWatch representative sees corporate impunity at the root of ongoing abuses by Toronto-based Excellon Resources that workers and communal landowners from the Ejido La Sierrita in Durango, Mexico have been protesting. Recent aggression against their protest camp in Durango coincided with escalating tensions in Oaxaca and the murder of two community activists in Chihuahua, where local groups are also fighting Canadian mining investments.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

News release: Mining critics are calling yesterday’s parliamentary committee report on the use of Canadian aid money to support mining companies’ interests in developing countries “a wholesale handover of CIDA to the private sector.”

Thursday, November 1, 2012

News release: (Ottawa) In a decision that represents the end of any judicial relief in Canada for victims of the Kilwa massacre, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application for leave to appeal brought in the case against Anvil Mining by The Canadian Association against Impunity (CAAI), an organization representing survivors and families of victims of the 2004 Kilwa massacre.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

North American and Mexican organizations express their solidarity with the families of Ismael Solorio Urrutia and his wife Manuela Martha Solís Contreras following their murder on October 22, 2012 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Amnesty International has called for international solidarity in response to the murder, noting a pattern of threats against Solorio Urrutia in response to his campaing for better access to water, including opposition to a Canadian-owned mine project.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

News release: Records filed Monday confirm that four Canadian Members of Parliament and one Senator flew on Goldcorp’s tab to visit company operations in Guatemala and meet with legislators in charge of mines at the end of August.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Open Letter: Canadian and US social and environmental justice organizations and networks have written to the Canadian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the Americas calling for a stop to criminalization of environmental rights advocates in Guatemala in connection with Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver mine project.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Press Release: Rather than negotiate in good faith with the collective landowners group, Ejido La Sierrita, Excellon Resources defames human rights defenders and places community at risk.