Tag Archives: Africa

Allard halts hiring following concerns about donor’s alleged complicity in human rights abuses (UBYSSEY)

By Helen Zhou Source: THE UBYSSEY The Allard School of Law has halted the hiring process for a new faculty position created by an alumnus’ donation, after another alumnus expressed concerns about the principal donor’s alleged complicity in violating international … Continue reading

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“Miners Shot Down” playing at Amnesty International Film Festival – Vancouver

Miners Shot Down Directed by Rehad Desai Saturday, October 18 VPL Central Branch Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level 12:50 pm / doors open at 12:40 pm In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat … Continue reading

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Odious Investment [Canadian support for mining ] (Halifax Initiative)

Oct 31 ‘Issue Update’ on unaccountable foreign investment (including Canadian investment) in harmful extractive projects around the world; includes links to further resources. [From the text:] Issue Update – Oct 31, 2012 It is generally assumed that foreign direct investment in Southern … Continue reading

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Pushing the Debate: Noir Canada’s critical perspective (Dominion)

This article by Alain Denault provides context and detail for his book, Noir Canada, that was forced out of publication by lawsuits from Canadian Mining companies Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation.   [From the article:] Canada is a judicial paradise … Continue reading

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