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We denounce violence against Q’eqchi communities in Guatemala

URGENT ACTION : GUATEMALA: State must immediately stop the excessive violence against defenders of the Maya Q'eqchi' people in peaceful resistance against the illegal nickel project in El Estor. After twenty days of peaceful resistance against the illegal mining of their ancestral territories and the Guatemalan State's failure to enforce [...]

2021-10-25T12:40:26-04:00October 25th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Urgent Actions|

Amidst a spike in violence 3,900+ sign petition demanding Pan American Silver respect the Xinka Peoples’ rights to free and prior consent

Dear Pan American Silver, When you purchased the Escobal mine in 2019, you knew about the broad opposition to the project and that there had been violent repression against those involved in the fight. Now, your refusal to halt local programs in Xinka communities is fomenting tension and division. These [...]

2021-04-15T13:17:58-04:00April 15th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Urgent Actions|

TAKE ACTION: Canada must provide promised powers to Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

In January 2018, the government announced that it would create an independent office with the power to investigate. Instead, on April 8, 2019, it unveiled a powerless advisory post, little different from what has already existed for years. The Government of Canada failed to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible [...]

2021-04-12T14:47:19-04:00January 18th, 2021|General blog, Urgent Actions|

COVID-19 Solidarity Fund for Guatemalan Partners

  Five months after our initial response actions, our partners and staff in Guatemala confirm that the situation throughout the country continues to drastically deteriorate, despite the Guatemalan government’s assurance otherwise.  It is evident that Guatemala along with the majority of Latin American countries are entering a long haul, with [...]

2021-05-09T19:25:41-04:00September 10th, 2020|General blog, Urgent Actions|

Month of Action for Mining Justice

The May Month of Action for Mining Justice has kicked off. The campaign is being coordinated by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability and its members, including BTS.  Through this campaign, we're calling on the Canadian government to take concrete measures to strengthen the rules for businesses & uphold human rights, [...]

2021-06-09T12:01:32-04:00May 19th, 2020|General blog, Urgent Actions|
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