Tag Archives: Human Rights

Urgent Action! Shootings by Tahoe Resources (Goldcorp Inc) Armed Guards in Guatemala (Rights Action)

Ebulletin received from Rights action, outlining how violence continues to escalate in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, where locals have been peacefully resisting Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’  Escobal project for two years. Tahoe’s version of events is here.  A protest is being … Continue reading

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Barrick seeks immunity from rape victims at its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea

(Ottawa, April 24, 2013) Barrick Gold has finally acknowledged that the security guards at its Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea have been raping local indigenous women for years. Barrick’s shareholder meeting today is the first since the company … Continue reading

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Attacks Continue against Peaceful Resistance in San Rafael Las Flores (NISGUA)

Report by Guatamalan-American Solidarity organization NISGUA about violent eviction of peaceful protestors opposing Tahoe Resources’ Escobal project.   [From the report: ] While representatives from mining affected communities from throughout Mesoamerica gathered in Huehuetenango to discuss strategies to confront the … Continue reading

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Mining license approved in wake of violence, investigation into murder pending (NISGUA)

Only two weeks after the kidnapping and attack against four Xinca leaders (which left Xinca leader Exacltación Marcos Ucelo dead), the Guatemalan government grants Tahoe Resources an exploitation license to proceed with its controversial Escobal project.  In this statement and press release, international solidarity networks … Continue reading

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Public forum | The Accountability Gap: Canadian Mining in Mexico (and beyond)

Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.  Vancouver Public Library, central branch, lower level, 350 West Georgia Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm for public reception / panel discussion at 7 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion on the impact Canadian … Continue reading

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Greece: Local people’s voice will not be silenced at Halkidiki (Statement)

Statement by Committees Against Gold Mining in Halkidiki, Greece, in opposition to mining projects of Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold: Gold mining in Halkidiki, Greece: Local people’s voice will not be silenced Committees Against Gold Mining in Halkidiki, Greece 21 February 2013 … 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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