Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

“In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.” – Joan Carling, a...

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

On every inhabited continent, communities are defending land, water and life from unwanted mining operations, building the alternatives to extractivism and winning victories. Here we share some stories to inspire from 2017. Popular consultations banning mining sweep Colombia In a landmark popular consultation, on 26th March 2017 a resounding 98%...

Seeking Justice for Rape, Murder & Repression in the Mining Industry: The Hudbay Minerals/CGN lawsuits

Seeking Justice for Rape, Murder & Repression in the Mining Industry: The Hudbay Minerals/CGN lawsuits

A photo-essay by Grahame Russell, from YLNM member group Rights Action. November 22, 2017. From Nov.8-24, in Toronto, Canada, eleven Mayan Q’eqchi’ women from Guatemala are being questioned –one a day- by Hudbay Minerals’ team of lawyers from the well-connected Fasken Martineau law firm. These examinations for discovery (depositions) are...

Honouring A Sacred Connection: Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation says Yes to healthy people and environment, No to Ajax’s mine

Honouring A Sacred Connection: Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation says Yes to healthy people and environment, No to Ajax’s mine

Take action in support of the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s precedent-setting efforts to say Yes to healthy people and sacred lands and No to an open-pit copper and gold mine! On March 4th 2017 the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN), whose traditional territory lies in what is now called British Columbia, Canada,...

Latin American organizations hope for stronger accountability of Canadian mining overseas

Latin American organizations hope for stronger accountability of Canadian mining overseas

Development and Peace and Mining Watch Canada are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to give special attention to an open letter from close to 200 Latin American and international organizations urging for sweeping change to Canada’s foreign policy regarding the global mining sector. “Several of the signatory organizations are partner...

Impacts of Mining: Gendered Impacts

Impacts of Mining: Gendered Impacts

  • Written on: 08 April 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

This video, by KAIROS Canada, explores some of the gendered impacts of mining and extractivism. It can undermine women’s positions, health and safety, bringing community and family breakdown – whilst skyrocketing the income inequality between men and women....

‘Incredible News’ as Obama Pulls Plug on Offshore Drilling Plans

‘Incredible News’ as Obama Pulls Plug on Offshore Drilling Plans

Originally published by Portside on 15/03/2015 “This is incredible news for our beaches, for our family vacations, and for sea turtles and whales,” said Maggie Alt, executive director of Environment America. “Atlantic coastal communities spoke up loudly and clearly against drilling and spilling, and today the president is standing with...

The Guatemalans who are taking human rights cases against mining companies to Canadian courts

The Guatemalans who are taking human rights cases against mining companies to Canadian courts

Originally published by Latin Correspondent on 8/12/15.   Guatemalans who have been the victim of alleged human rights abuses at the hands of mining companies are taking lawsuits to Canada. Concerned that justice cannot be achieved in Guatemala, several plaintiffs have taken legal action against two mining companies for human...

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

This video provides the full panel that occurred in April 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Canada. The different speakers talk on the accountability of Canadian companies abroad, the rights of indigenous groups in both a political and legal sense and the mindset of extractivism in Canada. There is a...

Community Victory: Nicaragua Halts Canadian Gold-Mining Project

Community Victory: Nicaragua Halts Canadian Gold-Mining Project

Originally published by TeleSUR on 13/10/15   After months of campaigning, the Nicaraguan government has revoked B2Gold’s permit to mine Rancho Grande. The Nicaraguan government has declared that the Canadian company B2Gold’s bid to open a gold mine is “unviable” due to its environmental impacts: the result of a long...