Category Archives: Topics & Issues

Contamination from Mount Polley spill continues to affect waterways, study finds (CBC)

Source: CBC News 24 million cubic metres of mine waste spilled into nearby waterways when the Mount Polley dam breached in 2014 The Mount Polley mine tailings spill that sent more than 24 million cubic metres of mine waste into … Continue reading

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Apr 22: “Finding Common Ground” Online teach-in on community self-determination in the face of resource extraction in Guatemala and Canada

On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, join us for our upcoming teach-in: On April 22 from 1-2:30pm PST / 4-5:30pm EST / 5-6:30pm AST Allied organizations and collectives from Canada, the U.S. and beyond will convene an online teach-in about the … Continue reading

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Jan 29 Film: Illusions of Control

On January 29th, Mining Justice Alliance is thrilled to co-present the Vancouver release of the award-winning ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL, distributed by Cinema Politica, with director Shannon Walsh in attendance! The riveting documentary weaves together the stories of five women facing personal and … Continue reading

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Nov 20 & 21 – Pan American Silver: Stop UnderMining Indigenous Rights!

  On November 20th and 21st, delegates of the Indigenous Xinka Parliament of Guatemala will visit Vancouver to share their stories of resistance to Canadian mining, to communicate their longstanding practices of self-determined development, and to call on Vancouver-based Pan … Continue reading

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2019 BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Awards and Counter Gala

May 1, 2019, unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Stó:lō (Stolo), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. On May 1 as millions around the world rallied against corporate power on International Workers’ Day, the Mining Justice Alliance (MJA) … Continue reading

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Mining Resisters of the Year: Xinca Parliament

Photo credits to Lisa Rankin and Xinca Parliament. BC Mining Resisters: Xinca Parliament Location: San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala Mining Company: Tahoe Resources and Pan American Silver Written By: Amy Hope The Xinca Parliament of Southern Guatemala have … Continue reading

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Mining Resisters of the Year: Marinduque People and the Marinduque Council of Environmental Concerns

Photo credits and descriptions to: Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada: The top photo depicts: “Tapian pit, the first of two copper-gold mines operated by Placer Dome on Marinduque.” The bottom photo depicts: “The first piping tailings into Calancan Bay where Placer … Continue reading

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Mining Resisters of the Year: Tŝilhqot’in Nation

Photos retrieved from APTN News BC Mining Resisters: Tŝilhqot’in Nation, Tl’esqox First Nation (Chief Francis Leceese) Location: Fish Lake (known as Teztan Biny) Mining Company: Taseko Mines Limited (Prosperity Mine project) Written By: River Sun Teztan Biny, an area of … Continue reading

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Mining Resisters of the Year: Alliance of Solwara Warriors and Allies

BC Mining Resisters: Alliance of Solwara Warriors and allies Location: New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea Mining Company: Nautilus Minerals Written By: Emma Zarnke Deep sea mining has been a recurring threat within the past 10 years. Seabed mining proposes … Continue reading

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Mining Resisters of the Year: Secwepemc communities impacted by Mt. Polley mine

BC Mining Resisters: Secwepemc communities in struggle against the Mt. Polley mine and disaster Location: Mount Polley Mine, unceded Secwepemc territory, Colonial BC Mining Company:  Imperial Metals Written By: Chanelle Gauthier Last year we honored Kanahus for efforts of resisting … Continue reading

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