Water Justice News: Mining and Dams


October 2, 2014 – 8:41am
In November 2009, Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp. purchased underground mineral rights in the Wirikuta desert, near the town of Real de Catorce in the state of San Luis Potosi in Mexico. But the indigenous Wixarika…

El Salvador’s struggle for democratic authority

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September 29, 2014 – 4:08pm
I spent ten days in El Salvador this September representing the Council of Canadians on an international delegation examining metallic mining and how it affects communities. During the trip several events highlighted El Sal…


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

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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 […]

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