Tag Archives: Philippines

Open Letter to Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte re: Human Rights Defenders Tagged in Terror List

12 March 2018 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals in Vancouver, BC, Canada, express our grave concern on the recent spate of attacks against human rights defenders, activists, and political dissenters in the Philippines, through the inclusion of the names … Continue reading

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Reverend Rex RB Reyes: Defense of land is defense of life

A message for Canadians from Reverend Rex RB Reyes of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). Reverend Reyes denounces the assassination of community activists in opposition to mining such as Licuben Ligiw and his two sons Fermin … Continue reading

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Barrick Gold Using Coercive Settlement Provisions to Perpetuate Legacy of Environmental Harm (EarthRights International)

This article by Michelle Harrison at EarthRights International concerns the actions of Barrick Gold, which purchased the Vancouver-based Placer Dome in 2006. The piece examines Barrick’s insufficient settlement offer to Marinduque province in the Philippines, facing serious environmental contamination as a result of … Continue reading

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Canadian PM Harper met by protest of environmental groups (bulatlat.com)

Article overviewing Philippine environmental groups’ response to Harper’s November visit to the Philippines, undertaken to boost Canada’s interests in selling defense and security equipment there. Peoples’ groups called on Harper to effect the immediate pullout of Canadian mining corporations and to hold them accountable for past … Continue reading

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Green groups to Canadian PM: mine your own business! (Kalikasan)

A November 9, 2012: KALIKASAN, an environmental network in the Philippines, issued a press release detailing Filipino environmental activists’ response to Harper’s recent visit:   [From the Kalikasan  press release:] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 November 2012 MAKATI CITY – Environmental … Continue reading

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MAY 12 (UNDER)Mining Justice Film Fest!

The other face of Canada’s Mining Corporations (Under)Mining Justice Film Festival Films that Dig Deep into Canada’s Growing Reputation as a Global Extractive Industries Bully It’s the eve of BC Mining Week. BC’s mining industry leaders will spend the week … Continue reading

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A Message to Canadians [MOBIT video]

Short video produced by MOBIT – mobile mine monitoring project, during a People’s Mining Conference in the Philippines. In the video, Sister Stella Matutina describes the social and environmental costs of mining to local people, and offers a message to Canadians:   “Please, leave us alone.”

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