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.

BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Kanahus Manuel (Secwepemc territories)

Every year in May, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) holds the “BC Mining Person of the Year Award” gala. Illustrious past winners include Pierre Lebel of Imperial Metals (Mount Polley Mine) and John McManus of Taseko Mines (New Prosperity Mine). … Continue reading

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BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Diocesan Coordinating Committee in Defence of Nature (CODIDENA) and the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa (In Guatemala)

Every year in May, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) holds the “BC Mining Person of the Year Award” gala. Illustrious past winners include Pierre Lebel of Imperial Metals (Mount Polley Mine) and John McManus of Taseko Mines (New Prosperity Mine). … Continue reading

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Dec 12: Almaden Minerals out of Ixtacamaxtitlán! Solidarity Picket

  Vancouver-based Almaden Mineral’s Ixtaca Project is a gold and silver open pit mine, currently in its “advanced exploration” stage. The project is located in Ixtacamaxtitlán, in the Sierra Norte region of Puebla, Mexico—a region that many argue should be … Continue reading

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Press Release: Mexican Delegation Urges Canadian Government to Prevent Human Rights and Environmental Abuses from Canadian Mine

Excerpt from the Press Release issued by PODER: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 4 In Ottawa, Vancouver and Kamloops the delegation will advocate for closing the Almaden Minerals’ Ixtaca project to prevent irreversible harm to health, water and the environment. … Continue reading

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Mexico: Wixarika indigenous people mourn death of leader and brother (HRD)

Source: HRD memorial According to Mexican daily La Jornada Indigenous community leader Miguel Vazquez Flores has been killed alongside his brother Agustin Flores, as the country’s human rights situation continues to spark national and international alarm just days after the murder of … Continue reading

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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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