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 Photo caption: Activists in Toronto protest the murder of 16 year old anti-mining organizer Topacio Reynoso Pacheco. She led youth in her community in opposing Canadian company Tahoe Resource's silver mine in Guatemala. Image: Allan Lissner
Rachel Small | We must hold the government accountable to ensure the new ombudsperson is effective.
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Photo: "13 Brave Giants vs Hudbay Minerals," a painting by Pati Flores​
Rachel Small | “In my community we are fighting for our lands and we will protect them until we die.” Margarita Caal Caal explained to the 150+ people who had packed into the Toronto Friends’ House on November 23rd.
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Chilean protest materials against Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama mine. Image: Imagenes de luz/flickr
Yves Engler | Across the planet, Canadian mining companies are in conflict with local communities and usually have the Trudeau government’s support.
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Creative Commons photo by Marc Pether-Longman
Vlad Bunea | The actions of mining company Gabriel Resources in Romania is a case study of how global capitalism extracts wealth from poor countries.
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A leaching pond at the Mufulira mine in Zambia
Yves Engler | A big beneficiary of internationally sponsored neoliberal reforms, First Quantum Minerals is the largest foreign investor in the copper-rich southern African nation.
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Banro mining site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Yves Engler | Banro operates in a region that's seen incredible violence over the past two decades and the secretive company has been accused of fuelling the conflict.
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various | "We, the undersigned professors, call on the Canadian government to enact legislation to establish a credible and effective independent ombudsperson to investigate and hear complaints..."
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Photo: flickr/Jeremy Board
Alyse Kotyk | Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society and Ancestral Pride officially launched the Imperial No More Campaign against Imperial Metals, the mining company responsible for the 2014 Mount Polley disaster.
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A. Splawinski | Activists and allies gathered in Toronto on March 11 to to voice their solidarity with Indigenous activists and environmentalists and condemn the assassination of Berta Cáceres.
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Brent Patterson | Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold has suspended work on its controversial Skouries mine after a year of confrontations with the Greek government that included permits being revoked and delayed.
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Consultation in Guatemala
Rachel Warden | Today women in Canada and the Global South are calling for an end to the daily violence against women everywhere, in all its forms.
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Matthew Behrens | The kidnapping of two Canadians in the Philippines brings attention to a series of little-reported human rights abuses carried out in the name of "national security" over the past 15 years.