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February 3, 2007 Weblog:

The Auditor: Canus Superfundus

Matt Vincent of the Montana Standard has written a piece that is funny, sad and ironic as anything. Saturday morning reading at its finest.

Mongrel calls Berkeley Pit home for 16 years introduces us to the long term environmental catastrophe of open pit mining with an astounding honesty, permissible perhaps because in this story, it is a dreadlocked dog bearing the impact.

Incredible. Villages of people affected by these same phenomena, and only "The Auditor" gets special treatment.

January 27, 2007 Weblog:

Shame on...

Back in BC just in time to welcome a pack of gold-silver-nickel-copper toting criminals in suits to the Vancouver for the Association for Mineral Exploration conference, known as Roundup 2007, which will take place from 29 Jan to 01 Feb at the Westin Bayshore.

The list of sponsors is a veritable who's who in the international mining world. I am working on a list with notes to leaflet with, for the moment, I'll pick just one: Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

Quote of choice: "If we can force Ivanhoe out of Mongolia, that signifies that we are a democratic nation. If we can’t, we will become the next Burma" -S.Ganbaatar, Ulan Baator, 2006.

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January 17, 2007 Weblog:

Video of Guatemalan Village Destruction

A youtube video, originally posted on Rights Action's site. It goes hand in hand with the January 11 Paley article on Canadian mining company Skye Resources' involvement in the aggressive eviction of several indigenous Guatemalan communities.

January 11, 2007 Accounts

This is What Development Looks Like

Part II: Canadian mining firm burns homes

January 11, 2007 Accounts

This is What Development Looks Like

Part I: Skye Resources and Land Reoccupation in Guatemala

January 11, 2007

Man Lost His Home

by James Rodriguez
January 11, 2007

Barrio Revolucion

by James Rodriguez
December 5, 2006 Environment

Where Have All The Fishes Gone?

Lake-trout-fp.jpgActivists hope the loss of two lakes in Newfoundland to mining waste isn't the beginning of a new trend. Tracy Glynn learns

Newfoundland losing lakes to mining waste

November 27, 2006 Accounts

Digging Up Canadian Dirt in Colombia

kidsplaying_fp.jpgChris Arsenault travels to Colombia to investigate the impacts Canadian aid agencies and corporations are having there.

Canadian corporations and aid agencies facing controversy and resistance in Colombia

October 24, 2006 Foreign Policy

Minerals, Gas and Spin-offs

Bolivia_fp.jpgDawn Paley investigates how CIDA's 'development work' is influencing resource extraction in Bolivia.

CIDA's resource regulation projects in Bolivia

September 25, 2006 Foreign Policy

Mine Your Own Business

PascuaLamamine_fp.jpgFew Canadians are aware that a series of government roundtables is currently examining Canadian mining companies operating abroad.

Should Canadian mining companies operating abroad abide by Canadian law?

September 3, 2006 Original Peoples

What's Mine Is Theirs

KIFN_fp.jpgAfter months of resistence, the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation have been awarded a legal victory in Ontario.

Legal Victory for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

July 6, 2006 Business

The Gold Standard

Pascua-Lama_fp.jpgChileans worry the Pascua Lama mine will pollute their water and destroy their way of life. Rob Maguire learns that Canada is involved.

Chileans fight to protect their environment from Canada's Barrick Gold

July 5, 2006 International News

"There is Death in them thar' Pits"

Barrick_fp.jpgTracy Glynn investigates a recent rash of violent deaths around a Tanzanian mine owned by Canada's Barrick Gold.

Canada's Barrick Gold in Tanzania

June 22, 2006 Original Peoples

Corporate SLAPP

KIprotestors_fp.jpgThe Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation has been hit with a $10 billion damage suit for refusing drilling rights on territory they say is their own.

Citizens Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation walk to Queen's Park in the face of a corporate SLAPP suit

June 19, 2006 Accounts

What's Yours Is Mine

MiningProtest_fp.jpgCyril Mychalejko reports from Ecuador on local resistance to Canadian mining operations.

Ascendant Copper Corporation Meets Resistance in Ecuador

April 17, 2006 Canadian News

Coal Comfort

cerrejon13_fp.jpgChris Arsenault investigates what people are supporting in Colombia when they pay their power bill in New Brunswick.

What are New Brunswickers supporting when they pay their power bill?

January 16, 2006 Environment

Where The Mountains Are Still Growing

mountains_fp.jpgHillary Lindsay investigates the human cost of a 'business as usual' approach to climate change in Northeastern India.

Will mega dams in Manipur, India 'solve' climate change?

September 7, 2005 Accounts

State of Mine

canadian_mining_worldwide_f.jpg A map, in poster format, documenting global resistance to Canadian mining companies.

Canadian Mining and Global Resistance

September 5, 2005 Accounts

Chilling Gold Fever in Guatemala

marlin-mine_fp.jpg Cyril Mychalejko looks at ongoing resistance to Canada's Glamis Gold's open-pit gold mine in Guatemala

Indigenous resistance to Canada's Glamis gains momentum

August 29, 2005 Features

Copper vs. Ecology in Junín

bridge_cloudforest_fp.jpg Stuart Schussler visits the Ecuadorian community of Junín, where Vancouver-based Ascendant Copper has met with strong local opposition.

Canadian Mining Company Preaches Development, Reaps Division in Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

June 1, 2005 Environment

Coal Front Comes to the Maritimes

tabaco_fp.jpg Representatives of the Colombian Mineworkers' Union have a message for Maritimers, writes Stuart Neatby: stop buying blood coal.

Are assassinations lighting Atlantic Canadian homes?

April 20, 2005 Letters

Port Radium assessments not "frivolous"

Our staff have reviewed the article, "Canada, Racism, Genocide and the Bomb" by Kim Petersen, published in your online journal, and we are very unhappy with some aspects of the article. Our staff, which represents the Déline arm of the...

April 5, 2005 Original Peoples

Canada, Racism, Genocide, and the Bomb

ore_fp.jpg Canada's little-known role in the construction of the first atomic bombs is still affecting people of the Dene nation today, says Kim Petersen

The Legacy of C.D. Howe

February 3, 2004 Environment

More Than a Memo?

Legislating the integrity of British Columbia's parks
bcpark_fp.jpgAfter spending decades establishing its world class park system, British Columbia may be leaving its wilderness up to expressions of good will in lieu of legislation. On Thursday, January 22, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines, the Mining Association of British Columbia, and the Council of Tourism Associations of British Columbia. The memorandum is not binding, though.
- by Kate Kennedy -

Legislating the integrity of British Columbia's parks

January 13, 2004 Canadian News

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