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Barrick debunked

By Luis Manuel Claps (Minesandcommunities.org) Communities affected by large scale mining confronted Barrick Gold in Toronto, as gold markets went down. Over a hundred people braved the rain outside Barrick Gold’s annual …

Environmental court cases in North America

By Marta Conde.  In Canada and the US, where environmental laws are quite stringent, many battles to stop mining and dumping of waste take place in court. Two recent examples show …

Idle no More! Tar Sands no More! Harper no More!

by Leah Temper. The Harper government almost got away with it… The Conservative government in Canada, in power since 2006, has done everything to clear the way for further development of the …

“Our real treasure is not gold, but water”

By Dragomira Raeva and Nick Meynen. The “discovery” of gold by Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) next to the city of Krumovgrad (Bulgaria) surprised nobody. For centuries gold has …

Canada should rein in its criminal mining companies

By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper.  At the end of 2010, a woman from Guatemala sued a Canadian mining giant in Toronto, asking 12 million $ for the killing of her …

Dispatch from Canada: Dutch disease, Greek Disease or Oil Sands Fever in the Pipeline? Plus Chevron-Texaco case lands in Canada!

By Leah Temper. Spatulas against Woks, wooden spoons against colanders, pots meeting pans – this is the sound of discontent in Canada these past few weeks. The student mobilizations in Quebec …

Exploitation of tar sands: a failure on the path to an energy and ecological transition

By Pierre Johnson  (REEDS)  Despite an activist victory to avoid the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over a sensitive area, oil from Alberta State in Canada is still likely to …

Canada paying Latin press to hide the reality of mining in Latin America

By Miningwatch, Canada. In March 2012, Canadian taxpayers will pay eleven journalists from eight Latin American countries to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2012 conference (PDAC), including …

Canadian gold mining in Kyrgystan.

Gold mining expert Robert Moran, who also adviced EJOLT partner Za Zemiata in Bulgaria in 2011 in their work with the local population against the planned Krumovgrad gold mine, now …

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