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.”

Almost A Quarter Million People Worldwide Join Call for Nevsun Resources Investors to Divest Over Abuses at Eritrea Mine [Press Release]

Freedom United – Mining Justice Alliance – MiningWatch Canada (Vancouver, May 3, 2017) Community members joined Vancouver’s Mining Justice Alliance outside Nevsun Resources’ Annual General Meeting today to present over 240,000 signatures on petitions calling for the company’s shareholders to … Continue reading

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Slave Labour in Eritrea: Picket Vancouver-based mining company Nevsun’s Annual General Meeting

Join us on May 3, 2017, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am, at the corner of Howe and Georgia Street in front of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. Organized by Mining Justice Alliance, MiningWatch … Continue reading

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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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“Labour Struggles truly have no borders:” Vancouver’s connections to Slave labour in Eritrea

By Daniel Tseghay Source: RankandFile.ca They worked 12 hours a day, with no more than an hour break under an unrelenting sun, for six days a week. When one worker left the work site without authorization he was imprisoned for … Continue reading

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