Category Archives: In Canada and Quebec

Breakthrough Regarding Legal Liability of Canadian Mining Corporations for Abuses Overseas

Mayans’ lawsuit against HudBay over shootings and rapes at mine in Guatemala to proceed in Canadian courts TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 25, 2013) – In an important precedent-setting development for the accountability of Canadian mining companies for alleged overseas human … Continue reading

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Take Action: Tell Guatemalan Authorities “NO Extraction License for Tahoe Resources”

From CIEL Just over a year ago CIEL asked for help to protect the wellbeing of communities in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, by contacting the Guatemalan Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to halt the licensing of a silver … Continue reading

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Challenges for Social Movements and Cooperation

Written by Kajkoj Maximo Ba Tiul, Translated by Christina Hewitt Wednesday, 16 January 2013 18:38 Source: Semilleros de PensamientosToday’s political scene in Guatemala is full of tension and disagreement. At the same time, a new form of counterinsurgency is developing that … Continue reading

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Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines ‘a serious problem’

Peruvian anti-riot police confront some 1,000 protesters, mostly Aymara indigenous farmers in a fresh wave of protests trying to reach Juliaca’s airport, 1,400 km southeast of Lima in the Puno region, on June 24, 2011. Protesters rejecting plans by Canada-based … Continue reading

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Julian Fantino’s kiss of death to NGOs

The Conservative government has in the past two or three years forced the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to shift funding away from long-established development partners such as the Mennonite Central Committee and the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. … Continue reading

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Mining exploitation in the Americas. Towards the criminalisation of the defense of socio-environmental rights?

1. Socio-environmental impacts of mining exploitation in Guatemala and in Quebec. 2. Resistance and social mobilisation. 3. Intimidation, threats, attacks, murders of socio-environmental rights defenders. 4. Criminalisation, judiciarisation, defamation, mistreatment of defenders Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) against rights … Continue reading

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