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Proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion faces opposition in Kamloops, B.C.

Photo: Council of Canadians

The "No Pipelines No Tankers Solidarity Tour" made its stop in Kamloops last Wednesday evening, and local issues relating to the Trans Mountain pipeline were raised.

Five speakers greeted a packed auditorium.

"Who's opposed to pipelines?" asked the MC. Almost every hand in the room went up.


NEWS: Vancouver company to use UK-Bolivia investment treaty to seek compensation over mine

| October 27, 2012
October 5, 2012 |
There is overwhelming opposition in our communities to this mine, and it is shameful that the company is stooping to quoting one individual's support in its press releases.

Talisman Energy pulls out of Peruvian Amazon

October 1, 2012
| The Achuar people live along the border of Peru and Ecuador. Last month they won a long battle to stop a Canadian energy company from drilling in their territory.
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September 28, 2012 |
We are communicating directly with Excellon shareholders to document a litany of management problems that have led to festering conflicts in Mexico and a depressed share price for shareholders.
September 17, 2012 |
Families and co-workers of Jordan Fram and Jason Chenier, and the entire community, deserve answers on the decision by police and Crown prosecutors not to pursue criminal charges.
September 5, 2012 |
The Mexican government's act of force against the families protesting outside Excellon Resources' mine in Durango, Mexico, may be the result of previously unreported high-level lobbying in Ottawa.

KI Nation paddlers report back on their trip to protect their watershed

| September 4, 2012
August 29, 2012 |
This is a system that observers say still relies primarily on industry to self-police, and lacks the transparency, standards or mechanisms needed to prevent and resolve conflicts.

Mining, repression and the rhetoric of democracy and the rule of law in Guatemala

Adolfo Ich, Mayan Qeqchi man (center) waskilled September 27, 2009.

Increasingly, over the past few years, information has been published about serious human rights violations and health and environmental harms being caused in Guatemala by (mainly) Canadian mining company operations: Goldcorp Inc, Radius Gold, Tahoe Resources, Hudbay Minerals, Skye Resources, etc.

It is not possible to understand how these violations and harms occur, and will continue to occur, without understanding the political context. In short, global mining companies profit financially and benefit directly from the fundamental lack of democracy and the rule of law in Guatemala, both historically and on-going today. (This is true, in varying degrees, about global businesses and investors operating in many countries around the world.)


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