Category Archives: Community Resistance

Many local and indigenous people have deep, often spiritual, connections to waters and homelands. When these are threatened by mining, communities often organize resistance: educating, lobbying government, passing laws, and undertaking local consultations (consultas) or referendums. When companies keep pushing, there can be widespread protest and peaceful blockades. Sometimes, governments and companies strategically ‘divide and conquer’ locals; mine opponents are criminalized, misrepresented as ‘guerillas’, and violently repressed. Stories of successful resistance are few, but they are powerful examples of courage and resilience.

Book Review: More than a few bad apples (Jen Moore)

Jen Moore reviews the new book Blood of Extraction by Todd Book & Jeffery R. Webber: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America By Jen Moore Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, … Continue reading

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News Release: Guatemalans to Appeal Case Against Tahoe Resources in B.C. Court: Reminder that Canada Must Be Open for Justice

On November 1st, the BC Court of Appeals will revisit a procedural motion in the case of seven Guatemalans who have brought a civil suit for battery and negligence against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources. The suit concerns the company’s … Continue reading

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COMING SOON to a mining city near you… March 28 Toxic Tour!

Soon, Indigenous leaders, academics, scientists, activists and public intellectuals will converge in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories, to explore global resistance to the new face of resource capitalism in Canada as a State of Extraction. On March 28th, in … Continue reading

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Rally to Support the Wilderness Committee for speaking out on Fish Lake

You are invited to a gathering on the steps of the courthouse at Nelson and Hornby, Monday, January 19th, 8:30-9:30am. The rally is  a gathering of friends and allies in defense of the right to speak and public participation, held in response to … Continue reading

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Interactive map shows scope of natural resource concessions in Guatemala (NISGUA)

From Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala‘s blog: Those of you following NISGUA’s work on defense of land and territory over the past seven years may remember the story of how Goldcorp’s Marlin mine first gained access to indigenous … Continue reading

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UNIVERSITY WAKE-UP CALL: PETITION DEMANDS CLOSURE OF MINING INSTITUTE

VANCOUVER, BC – Over 1000 individuals and civil society organizations are signatories to a letter petitioning coalition universities to dissolve the mining, oil, and gas think-tank headquartered at UBC. Among the signatories are professors Glen Coulthard (UBC), David Suzuki (UBC, emeritus), … Continue reading

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SECOND MUNICIPALITY DECLARED FREE OF METAL MINING IN EL SALVADOR (stopesmining.org)

Territorial organization to strengthen local democracy a key strategy for anti-mining activists in the country’s unpredictable political environment. The municipality of San Isidro Labrador was declared free of mining after 98.74% of the registered voters who cast a ballot in … Continue reading

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