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Cracked Houses in San Miguel Ixtahuacan: The Marlin Mine Influence
MiningWatch Canada/COPAE
Today in Guatemala City, COPAE and UUSC present the results of an investigation, after two years of monitoring by a team of engineers: 'Cracked H...
Five journalists attacked during protests against Conga mining project
Reporters without Borders
Five journalists were attacked and injured during violent protests against a proposed mine in the northern Cajamarca region of Peru, a day after the government declared a state of emergency.
Neskantaga First Nation Battles American Mining Goliath Cliffs in Toronto Mining Court
The Neskantaga First Nation is taking their fight for proper First Nation consultation in the Ring of Fire to the Toronto Mining Court.

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Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim and El Salvador's struggle against corporate impunity
Buxton, Nick; Brennan, Brid; Tognoni, Andrea; Aguiar, Diana
The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibi...
Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered
Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
Bricker, Kristin
Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes ...
Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy
Marshall, Jonathan
If President Trump wants to earn a rare legislative victory and take political credit for reviving hard-hit regions of rural America, he should take a close look at how one Kentucky coal company is cr...
Courrieres Mine Disaster 1906
The devastating mine disaster in 1906 that killed over 1,000 workers in Courrieres, France, is remembered.
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
Denyer, Simon
Washington Post
China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
Looting Africa: Canadian Company Eyes Gold in Democratic Republic of Congo
Lasker, John
Toward Freedom
A Canadian mining company is prepared to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in gold out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of Africa's most embattled and poorest countries. One expert say...
Miners' strike: senior officer was 'appalled' at conduct of other police
Townsend, Mark
A senior police officer breaks ranks to describe how he and others were "appalled" at the behaviour of colleagues during the 1984-85 miners' strike in the UK, as calls mount for a fresh inquiry into t...
Mining Peru
Canada's New Territory?
Engler, Yves
In Peru, 40 percent of conflicts involving local communities are over mining. The majority of the mining sector in Peru is owned by Canadian corporations.
OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP?
Gies, Heahter
The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal wit...
On the hunt for illegal miners as a new gold rush hits New Zealand
Roy, Eleanor Roy
The Guardian Weekly
A look at the black market in gold in New Zealand and the efforts to thwart opportunists who sneak onto private farm land and national parks without permits to mine illegally.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015
Canadian federal election, mining and the environment
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
Engelfried, Nick
The Ecologist
Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politician...
Polish farmers threaten uprising over opencast coalmine
The Guardian
Heinz unites with farmers in rebellion against plan to build a vast lignite mine and power plant on farming land in western Poland.
Romania faces $2.56bn claim for failed gold mine
Tickell, Oliver
The Ecologist
Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is seeking over $2.5 billion damages from Romania after it rejected a vast gold mine at Rosia Montana.
Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
Guerra, Rene
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salva...
Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
Labrador, Gabriel
Equal Times
The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license wa...

Sources Bookshelf

Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...


Canadian Mining Journal
Articles and information of practical use to those who work in the Canadian mineral exploration and mining industries.
New Homes
Three editions: Greater Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Eastern Ontario. Additional publication titled The Condo Guide GTA. Listings of new homes and condos. Some editorial content.
The Northern Miner
North American mining newspaper.

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