Category Archives: Corporate Impunity

Canada imagines itself as a guardian of human rights, but Canada’s financial and legal mechanisms are actually noteworthy for the protection they afford to—not people, but—corporations involved in violations and conflict zones. Instead of regulating extractive practices, Canada has been described as a “judicial paradise” of immunity for extractive companies. One suppressed industry report found Canadian mining companies are implicated in four times as many violations of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as mining companies from other countries.

Press release: HudBay Minerals Declared “Corporate Criminals” in People’s Trial (MISN)

[Press release and photo from Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN)’s mock trial to hold Toronto’s HudBay Minerals accountable for mine-related abuses.] [Members and supporters of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network gather after the guilty verdict was declared in the Peoples … Continue reading

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Tahoe Resources Mining executive in Guatemala gives direct orders to kill protestors (Guatemala Times)

“The investigation of the mining conflicts in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, took a 180 degrees turn, after the Public Ministry submitted audio from wiretapping as evidence. In the audio it can be clearly heard how Alberto Rotondo, head … Continue reading

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Massive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Caused Mining Disaster in Tibet: CTA report (Central Tibetan Administration)

Statement and report on the landslide at China Gold’s Gyama/Jiama mine from the Tibetan Government in Exile’s Environment Desk. The report also provides background about the climate of repression and the interplay of politics and wealth within extractive projects in Tibet:   … Continue reading

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Public forum | The Accountability Gap: Canadian Mining in Mexico (and beyond)

Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.  Vancouver Public Library, central branch, lower level, 350 West Georgia Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm for public reception / panel discussion at 7 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion on the impact Canadian … Continue reading

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Tensions rise after murder of Guatemalan indigenous activist opposed to Canada’s Tahoe Resources silver project (La politica es la politica)

Article providing an in-depth look at the kidnapping and murder of Xinca leaders on March 17, 2013.  This piece includes quotes from Tahoe Resources, the UN High Commission for Human Rights, and the US Embassy in Guatemala.  It also goes on … Continue reading

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Public Declaratio​n: One year today since murder of Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez in Oaxaca, Mexico (CPUVO)

For important insights into the conflict and violence that has arisen as a result of Fortuna Silver’s San José silver mine in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca, check out this article recently published by the mediacoop. (the following statement is … Continue reading

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No Justice Anywhere: Supreme Court shuns survivors of Congo massacre linked to Canadian mining firm (Dominon)

Dominion Article by Arij Riahi on a failed court effort to hold Montreal-based Anvil Mining, (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange) accountable for human rights violations in the village of Kilwa, Democratic Republic of Congo.   [From the article:] “Anvil Mining later admitted to assisting the Congolese … Continue reading

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SOLIDARITY ACTION THIS MONDAY – El Salvador VS Pacific Rim

People in El Salvador have asked for solidarity in their continued resistance to Canadian mining. North – South Solidarity and Accountability for Vancouver Corporations! Come join us for a couple of click-click*s – A Photo Op! When :   THIS MONDAY … Continue reading

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Rights group investigates Canadian-owned mine in Mexico (CBC News)

A November 25, 2012 CBC article detailing questions about the killing of Mexican activist Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez following his opposition to a Canadian-owned mine.   [From the article:] Anti-mine activist’s death tied to local divisions over project A gold and … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Silver and Gold: Deadly Consequences in Mexican Mines (Latino Rebels Article)

This article provides an outline and context relating violence that occurred during 2012, near Fortuna Silver’s Cuzcatlán silver mine. [From the article by Jen Wilton:] San José del Progreso, Oaxaca – In a small, dry town in the south-west of Oaxaca, Mexico there … Continue reading

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