Water Justice News

Updates from around the world about the global water crisis, and the struggle for water justice.


September 16, 2014 – 1:42pm

Photo: Joined with folks in Detroit to raise awareness about water cut-offs by delivering 1,000 litres of water across the Canada-U.S. border., July 2014.
For some people in Detroit, this has been a long summer: camping …


September 15, 2014 – 3:13pm

Photo: Barlow speaking at World Bank protest in Washington, DC. Photo from CASJ Coalition tweet.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke at a protest outside the World Bank in Washington, DC today.
As explain…


September 10, 2014 For immediate release Toronto – Today, dozens of organizations from Canada, El Salvador and around the world will confront Canadian-Australian mining company Oceana Gold, whose subsidiary is suing El Salvador for $301 million (USD). El Salvador’s offence:  refusing to a grant a permit to a gold mine that would contaminate 60 per [...]

Open letter to OceanaGold

Posted on September 10, 2014  Tagged with: ,
Sep 102014

Jim Askew, Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Wilkes, Managing Director and CEO We are writing in solidarity with the people of El Salvador demanding that OceanaGold and its subsidiary, Pac Rim Cayman, immediately withdraw their $301 million claim at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against El Salvador. The people [...]


The Rejoinder is a 218-page document that chronicles, documents, and analyzes Pac Rim’s interactions and activities in El Salvador since it entered El Salvador in 2002 as well as the Salvadoran government actions and policies vis-a-vis Pac Rim and mining overall. It provides meticulous details of who did or said what and when, supported by [...]

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