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Letter of Concern to Goldex Resource Cooperation

**Español adjunto Charles Ross, President & CEO James Ravannack, Director Goldex Resources Corporation 2300 - 1177 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2K3 March 30, 2021 Dear Mr. Charles Ross & Mr. James Ravannack, The undersigned organizations write to you with concern about recent claims of illegal mining in [...]

2021-04-12T18:20:34-04:00March 30th, 2021|Signed Letters|

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|

Consultations at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis

A new report Consultations at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis examines the ongoing consultation process of the Xinka people by Guatemala's Ministry of Energy and Mines during the 2020 Constitutional Crisis. The document was produced by EarthWorks, IPS- Global Economy Program and the Maritimes-Guatemala [...]

2021-06-09T11:48:56-04:00January 4th, 2021|BTS Report, Defense of Territory, General blog|

National & international organizations call for an end to threats & harassment against journalists and human rights defenders in the Q’eqchi’ territory

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network joins other national and international human rights organizations in expressing concern over the threats, intimidation and provocations that human rights defenders, journalists and social communicators are suffering in El Estor, Izabal. Read the full statement and list of signatories below. June 24, 2020 We, [...]

2021-06-09T11:57:28-04:00June 25th, 2020|General blog, Human security, Signed Letters|

Solidarity in times of COVID-19 at the peaceful resistance in Jalapa, Jutiapa and Santa Rosa

By: Maria Reyes, Consultant for communications support for the SAGE project The Indigenous and small-scale farmers of Jalapa, Jutiapa and Santa Rosa have historically had to face adverse contexts such as discrimination, poverty and extractive projects. In these contexts people have always fought collectively and in these times of a [...]

2021-06-09T11:58:31-04:00June 8th, 2020|General blog|

Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at Risk from Mining Pandemic Profiteers

BTS joined 300+ organizations in releasing a statement which denounces the four ways multinational #mining companies are profiting from the #COVID19 pandemic, at the expense of people and planet. Read the statement and full list of signatories below. The mining industry is one of the most polluting, deadly, and destructive [...]

2021-06-09T11:59:18-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog, Signed Letters|

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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