Category Archives: Local and Indigenous Rights

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) states that the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples is required “prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands [especially] mineral, water or other resources.” Despite indigenous titles and/or local democratic processes, mineral rights are often sold and projects begun with no consent. The UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recently identified extractive industries as “a major and immediate concern of indigenous peoples all over the world.”

Jan 31: Fundraiser for Tsilhqot’in legal defense against Taseko Mines

Support Tsilhqot’in Nation in defending  Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)! Tuesday, January 31, 7pm The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver Next week (Jan 30 to Feb 3) is the federal court hearing Taseko Mines’ judicial review of the federal rejection of Taseko’s New Prosperity … 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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Press Release – Vancouver Court Clears Way for Slave Labour Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company To Go To Trial

Friends of MiningWatch 6 October 2016, 4.29pm EDT (Vancouver) The Supreme Court of British Columbia today rejected efforts by Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU/NYSE MKT: NSU) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by three Eritrean men who allege they were … Continue reading

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Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador

The full report, executive summary, and a print version are available for download here, at MiningWatch’s website. This report documents the current activities of the El Dorado Foundation, which was originally established by Pacific Rim Mining in El Salvador in 2005, … 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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