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Reverend Rex RB Reyes: Defense of land is defense of life

A message for Canadians from Reverend Rex RB Reyes of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). Reverend Reyes denounces the assassination of community activists in opposition to mining such as Licuben Ligiw and his two sons Fermin … Continue reading

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El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of ‘assault on democratic governance’ (The Guardian)

This article by Claire Provost examines efforts of Pacific Rim to sue El Salvador for refusing to let the company dig for gold in its northern province of Cabañas.  A multinational mining company has been accused of launching “a direct assault on … Continue reading

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Urgent Action – Call Goldcorp to Negotiate with Ejido or Close Mine

URGENT ACTION: Call on Goldcorp to Negotiate in Good Faith with the Ejido Carrizalillo or to Initiate Mine Closure Plan Monday, April 07, 2014 Join the Ejido’s call for good faith negotiations without repression Since the morning of Tuesday April … Continue reading

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Barrick Gold Using Coercive Settlement Provisions to Perpetuate Legacy of Environmental Harm (EarthRights International)

This article by Michelle Harrison at EarthRights International concerns the actions of Barrick Gold, which purchased the Vancouver-based Placer Dome in 2006. The piece examines Barrick’s insufficient settlement offer to Marinduque province in the Philippines, facing serious environmental contamination as a result of … Continue reading

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EVENT MARCH 29: TWO NATIONS ONE STRUGGLE

Forum featuring: Marilyn Baptiste, council of Xeni Gwet’in, Tsilhqot’in Nation, speaking on Tsilhqot’in resistance to Taseko’s proposed mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) Marilyn Baptiste is a member of Xeni Gwet’in, one of the communities of the Tsilhqot’in Nation, whose territory largely … Continue reading

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Mar 14: UBC’S NEW MINING INSTITUTE AND THE BIG PICTURE – FREE EVENTS

ALAIN DENEAULT DOUBLE HEADER AT UBC UBC’S NEW MINING INSTITUTE AND THE BIG PICTURE, AND ‘RETAKING THE UNIVERSITY’: STUDENT ACTIVISM CONFERENCE 14 March 2014 ______________________________ (1) 12-1:30PM FRIDAY 14 MARCH NORM THEATRE, STUDENT UNION BUILDING PUBLIC LECTURE: UBC’s New Mining … Continue reading

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Sipakapa is still not for sale… (NISGUA)

Neither are San Rafael Las Flores, Nueva Santa Rosa, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa nor Santa Rosa de Lima.In 2005, the communities of Sipakapa carried out one of the first community consultations on mining in Guatemala, taking a stand against Canadian giant, Goldcorp … Continue reading

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Environmentalist and communicator from the Siria Valley, Honduras denounces threats (GOLDCORP related)

Environmentalist and communicator from the Siria Valley, Honduras denounces threats Monday, February 17, 2014 Translated from the original posted by Honduran journalist Dina Meza on February 14, 2014 in facebook: Carlos Amador, an environmentalist and communicator from the Siria Valley … Continue reading

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BCCLA Files Complaint Against RCMP and CSIS For Spying on Enbridge Pipeline Opponents (BCCLA)

News Release from BCCLA Posted February 6, 2014 VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) filed two complaints today against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The complaints allege that the two agencies … Continue reading

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Mining Justice Alliance Statement on the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID)

The new CIIEID institute, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and housed at UBC, SFU and EPDM, raises many concerns. Mining and resource extraction is unavoidably a highly impactful industry: water and land are damaged to extract and … Continue reading

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