Category Archives: Social Costs, Private Profit

Canada’s extractive agenda continues historical patterns of imperialism, transferring resources from South to North, and from common stewardship to private profit. The vast majority of mining wealth flows to foreign corporate owners. Only a trickle is allocated to host countries’ tax coffers—which rarely benefit affected communities. Like all corporations, mining companies minimize public contributions by using tax shelters and offshore accounts. Local peoples and future generations social and environmental costs, while huge short-term benefits flow mostly to a small group of North American mining executives, and shareholders.

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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Mining Offshore – Jurisdictions, That Is

By Jamie Kneen, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Miningwatch Canada Source: MiningWatch.ca  13 May 2016 Top 10 Canadian tax havens – via Canadians for Tax Fairness “The scandal is what’s legal.” – Edward Snowden The massive leak of secret banking information … 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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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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Kinder Morgan resistance – Fundraising efforts

A group of dedicated land defenders have been protecting Burnaby Mountain on unceded Coast Salish territories against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Kinder Morgan has served these land defenders with a $5.6 million dollar lawsuit. There are two funds … Continue reading

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World Bank Tribunal Weighs Final Arguments in El Salvador Mining Dispute (Inter Press Service)

By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Sep 16 2014 (IPS) – A multilateral arbitration panel here began final hearings Monday in a contentious and long-running dispute between an international mining company and the government of El Salvador. An Australian mining company, … Continue reading

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Protesters in D.C. ask for halt to gold mining in El Salvador, say it will endanger ecology (Washington Post)

By Pamela Constable Calling gold mining a scourge on the environment of El Salvador, a group of protesters rallied Monday outside the World Bank in the District, where a tribunal is discussing the case of a foreign company that seeks … Continue reading

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