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Archive - 2008

November 15th

November 15, 2008 Month in Review

November in Review Part I

Coal plants shut down in Australia, march against the tar sands in Edmonton, Nigerians take oil giant Anglo-Dutch Shell to court

November 14th

November 14, 2008 Opinion

The Steep Price of Power

Colombian coal fuels Atlantic Canada, but at what cost?

November 12th

November 13, 2008 Original Peoples

Big Oil's Pipe Dream

An interview with Dustin Johnson about the Gateway Pipeline

November 12, 2008 Labour

A Striking Outcome

Sudbury ‘78 resonates today

November 11th

Violent Evictions at El Estor, Guatemala

In January 2007, hundreds of police and soldiers forcibly evicted the inhabitants of several communities situated on lands the Guatemalan military government granted Canadian mining interests in 1965. Backed by the army and the police, Canada’s Skye Resources paid workers to destroy people’s homes with chainsaws and torches.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by rightsaction.org

All That Glitters Isn't Gold

This report tells the stories of community members residing near Goldcorp's San Martin open-pit gold mine in Honduras' Siria Valley. San Martin was the first mine to be developed under Honduras' controversial new mining law that was passed in the wake of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. It was opened in 2000 and is the largest open-pit heap-leach mine in Honduras.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by rightsaction.org

The Real Costs of Gold Mining

In 2007, a film maker travelled to the Siria Valley in Honduras to interview locals about the impact of gold mining on their lives and communities. He produced this short documentary. In it, people of the Siria Valley speak for themselves.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by rightsaction.org 1 comment

Mine Your Own Business

Mine Your Own Business is a documentary meant to "expose the dark side of environmentalism." The film was financed in part by the mining company responsible for evicting the residents of Rosia Montana. Watch the trailer, read about Rosia Montana and decide for yourself who is hiding their true intentions.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by mineyourownbusiness.org

Sipakapa no se vende

On 13 June 2007, forty-two communities in a Guatemalan municipality called Ixchiguan said 'No' to destructive mining in their territories. In the referendum, local people rejected the mining exploration licenses given to mining companies without their consent.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by foei.org

The New Eldorado - trailer

Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, a Canadian-Romanian company plans to open a goldmine in Romania, which will be the largest in Europe. To make way for the mega-project, people are being forcibly relocated. There will also be an 800-hectare cyanide waste reservoir with a 180-meter-high dam.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by neweldoradofilm.com

Mirage of El Dorado - trailer

Mirage of El Dorado, the new film by Martin Frigon, takes us high into the Andes of northern Chile where Canadian-owned Barrick Gold, the biggest gold producer in the world, is set to move glaciers if necessary to get at the mineral riches beneath.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by Martin Frigon

La mineria nos deja sin agua!

SHARE project documents the story of the people of Cabañas province who are losing their well water due to mining exploration by Vancouver-based Pacific Rim. (Spanish)

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by Comite Ambiental Cabañas 1 comment

Our Land, Our Life

Two Western Shoshone elders assert their right to land title in order to protect sacred and environmentally sensitive lands threatened by gold mining interests backed by the US government.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by oxfamamerica.org

AMAZAY: A film about water

The Tse keh Nay people convince BC government to reject Northgate Minerals' proposal to dump acid tailngs into a pristine lake on their territory.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by tsekehnay.net

Penny Trick in Prenter Holler

A family in West Virginia uses a common penny to show how their well water has been contaminated by coal slurry from a local coal mine.

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by sludgesafety.org

November 11, 2008 Business

Shredding Social Fabric

Company promoters "contaminate" communities in El Salvador

November 10th

November 10, 2008 Foreign Policy

How Good is Canada’s Word?

Vancouver's Corriente Resources is in deep in Ecuador

November 9th

November 9, 2008 Business

Blood Cells

Coltan in phones exacerbates crisis in the Congo

November 8th

November 8, 2008 Opinion

World's Crudest Extraction

At the tar sands they’re digging up dirty fuel

November 7th

November 7, 2008 Accounts

Vanishing Mountains

Coal mining in Appalachia

November 6th

November 6, 2008 Original Peoples

Two Ways to Be a Nation

Struggle for control of the "trillion-dollar Sudbury basin"

November 5th

November 5, 2008 Business

Waste Not, Want Not

One company's fight against Newfoundlanders & Kanaks

November 4th

November 4, 2008 Business

"Tell Your Investers to Get Out of Here!"

Thai opposition to potash mine becomes community-wide fight

November 3rd

November 3, 2008 Foreign Policy

"Looters’ War" in the Congo

UN report exposes role of Canadian mining companies

November 2nd

November 2, 2008 Labour

Working to Death

Canada's asbestos legacy

November 1st

November 1, 2008 Original Peoples

A Violation of Algonquin Law

First Nations spearhead resistance to uranium mining

October 31st

October 31, 2008 Month in Review

October in Review, Part II

Journalist uncovers US meddling in Bolivia, call to fire Globe and Mail columnist, Irving tightens grip on media monopoly

October 28th

October 28, 2008 Foreign Policy

Emissions Thicken the Air in Alberta

The tar sands' biggest customer has second thoughts

October 25th

October 26, 2008 Opinion

What Wente Wrote was Really Dumb – and also Racist

Globe and Mail columnist stepped over the line

October 23rd

October 23, 2008 Original Peoples

Canada's Newest Political Prisoners

Indigenous leaders jailed for protesting mining exploration on their lands

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