Category Archives: Environment and Health

In mining-affected areas, deforestation, erosion, water toxicity and water scarcity are the norm. Communities report loss of farmland, livestock deaths, and increased illnesses among those living close to mines. Open-pit extraction of gold relies on the technique of ‘cyanide-leaching’. Extracting one ounce of gold produces 70 tonnes of waste and uses 200-320 gallons of water per minute. As of 2004, one-quarter of World Heritage Sites listed for natural value are at risk from past, current, or planned mining or oil and gas drilling.

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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Film: Plundering Tibet – Sunday March 8th

Plundering Tibet – Environmental and Social Consequences of Resource Exploitation Film Screening and Discussion Forum please share the info via the Facebook event page! (link below) https://www.facebook.com/events/986112468084752/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular Date: Sunday March 8, 2015 Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Location: Library Square Conference … Continue reading

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SAVE THE SACRED HEADWATERS – WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM! (Event)

PROTEST AGAINST IMPERIAL METALS https://www.facebook.com/events/585899988176740/ The BC Government is expected to soon grant Imperial Metals a permit to discharge tailings at the Red Chris Mine site in the Sacred Headwaters area of northwestern BC. This area is one of the … 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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News bulletins about Goldcorp Inc. (Rights Action)

Posts from Rights Action on Goldcorp Inc. activities in Guatemala: Contamination of Water By Goldcorp Inc. (Montana Exploradora) In San Miguel Ixtahuacan And Sipacapa, San Marcos: The INACIF assessment confirmed that the total nitrogen in the water discharge from the … Continue reading

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When Corporations Sue Governments (NY Times)

By MANUEL PÉREZ-ROCHA (Artwork by Mitch Blunt) In 2004, the Pacific Rim mining company applied to dig for gold in El Salvador. Pacific Rim (since acquired by the Canadian-Australian company OceanaGold) assured the government of then-President Antonio Saca that its work … 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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