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.”

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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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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