Tag Archives: water

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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Film: Plundering Tibet – Sunday March 8th

Plundering Tibet – Environmental and Social Consequences of Resource Exploitation Film Screening and Discussion Forum please share the info via the Facebook event page! (link below) https://www.facebook.com/events/986112468084752/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular Date: Sunday March 8, 2015 Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Location: Library Square Conference … Continue reading

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Grrr. Wildlife falls prey to our insatiable need for natural resources

This piece by Cara MacKenna at Rabble.ca discusses how Canada’s weak environmental laws prevent wildlife response teams from doing their job in the wake of disasters such as the Mount Polley spill. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward) Despite suspected ongoing … Continue reading

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Blue Gold: The Tsilhqot’in Fight for Tezten Bay/Fish Lake (EVENT)

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First Nation announces blockade at new Imperial Metals mine (The Tyee)

By Kristian Secher A group of Tahltan Nation elders have blocked entry to Imperial Metals’ Red Chris mine near Iskut in northern British Columbia in response to a serious mining waste spill at the company’s Mount Polley mine. Red Chris … 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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