News Update

Mon, 2014-12-15

The Financial Post reports on three lawsuits in Canadian courts against Canadian mining companies for violence and human rights violations at their mine sites around the world.

Sun, 2014-12-14

Summary of Guatemalan government contamination report; Death of a worker in a Goldcorp tunnel; Telesur news report: Fissure in earth by Goldcorp's mine threatens indigenous communities; Report on extent of Goldcorp's underground mines in San Miguel Ixtahuacan/ Sipakapa.

Mon, 2014-12-08

"Despite the risk of boring those who believe they are not affected by metal mining, I feel I have to keep raising the thorny issue of mining, in the crazy hope that we will wake up from our lethargy and do something about the pain and shame caused by this industry in Guatemala."

Mon, 2014-12-08

Canadian "Snowbird" Ethnocide Against Indigenous People in Honduras: Major Canadian tourism investor Randy Jorgensen, the "Porn King" according to Macleans magazine, leads the way

Mon, 2014-12-08

The Canadian 'Porn King' Randy Jorgensen "is by far the main developer in the area these days. His Life Vision Developments company is behind several residential projects marketed to Canadians: Alta Vista, New Palm Beach, Coroz Alta, and Campa Vista.

Wed, 2014-12-03

Two short film-interviews, about the forced "disappearance" of Ayotzinapa 43

Wed, 2014-12-03

another article from a downtown Toronto law firm, commenting on the precedent setting Hudbay Minerals/ CGN Lawsuits, and on the more recent Tahoe Resources Lawsuit.  While Rights Action does not share the opinion of these lawyers that Canadian law is 'going extraterritorial', this article shows again the significant impact that these mining related struggles are having on Canada's long-entrenched impunity and immunity from legal liability for our corporations and investors.

Action Report

"Despite the risk of boring those who believe they are not affected by metal mining, I feel I have to keep raising the thorny issue of mining, in the crazy hope that we will wake up from our lethargy and do something about the pain and shame caused by this industry in Guatemala."

Urgent Action

The governments of the United States and Canada, and much of the media, refuse to fully acknowledge what is going on in Mexico.  Our countries are the biggest economic, political and military partners of the Mexican 'Narco-State'.

Video

"No More Evictions" addresses the historic and on-going struggle of indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' communities against the threats of:

  • global agribusiness (sugar cane and African palm production)
  • global nickel mining industry (owned, until late 2011, by the Canadian companies INCO, Skye Resources and Hudbay Minerals)

Documents

Fri, 2013-10-04
Document Type: PDF

Over 185 days have passed in which the Lenca indigenous communities of the Rio Blanco region of Intibuca, Honduras have blocked an access road built into the intended construction site for the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. Desarrollos Energeticos, SA (DESA), plans to build the dam, and is pushing the project through with violence and intimidation, while attempting to criminalize land rights defenders with baseless charges.