Posts Tagged "mining justice"

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Report back on landmark “Hudbay Minerals” lawsuits Bringing Canadian mining companies to justice

On September 17, 2019, there will be a public court hearing in Toronto to determine whether the Mayan Q’eqchi’ plaintiffs from Guatemala can amend their pleadings regarding Skye Resources’ (that amalgamated with Hudbay Minerals in 2008) violent forced evictions in…

Green energy must be backed by strong corporate accountability

September 5, 2019

The climate crisis requires industrial mobilization on a scale not seen since the Second World War. While Canadian governments have moved at snail-like speed to fully address the emergency, in just a few weeks thousands of Canadians gathered in town-halls…

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Global perspective for just transition

June 25, 2019

We are facing a global climate emergency. The science is clear. ‘Business-as-usual’ is directly contributing to a warming planet and extreme weather. Since societal change is essential, people are gathering in town-halls across the country to discuss ideas for radical…

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Hundreds take to the streets to call for justice for communities abused by Canadian mining

May 8, 2019

Toronto – National human rights, faith and labour organizations along with concerned Torontonians rallied in Toronto to call for a Ombudsperson with the power to investigate corporate abuses abroad. The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was created last month,…

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Emergency Mass Action for Mining Justice

With less than six months left in their mandate, the Federal Government is about to break another promise. The proposed ombudsperson for responsible enterprise would have given people harmed by Canadian mining abroad a tool to begin to hold these…

Action still needed: Tell the federal government to keep its promise on corporate accountability

April 29, 2019

The Ombudsperson still needs powers to hold companies accountable A huge thank you for all you have done to keep the pressure up for an independent  Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) with powers to investigate. On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the CORE…

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An Independent and Empowered CORE is at the core of corporate accountability and gender justice

April 10, 2019

On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE), but failed to create an independent office with real powers to investigate abuses and redress harms caused by Canadian companies operating abroad, essentially breaking…

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Time is running out for an Independent Ombudsperson with power to Investigate…

April 4, 2019

… Join thousands in calling on the Government to keep its Promise KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, has joined key leaders from diverse sectors in Canada’s labour, human rights, and development communities,  in writing a public letter to the Minister…

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Rally in Solidarity with Justice for Mariano as Federal Court Hears Ground Breaking Case

In 2009, Mexican activist Mariano Abarca was assassinated for his role in resisting Canadian mining company Blackfire Exploration. The acts and omissions of the Canadian Embassy put his life in greater risk. In 2018, the family and allies submitted a…

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TORONTO: The State of Mining Today

A launch and discussion of Judith Marshall’s study, “Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of Disasters Foretold.”

Letter to the Editor: Will Canada’s new ombudsperson have the power and funding to make a difference?

January 24, 2018

Published in the Toronto Star on January 24, 2018 Thank you to Jennifer Wells for scrutinizing the recently announced Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. For years, Kairos and our international partners have called on Canada to hold Canadian companies accountable…

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Show Support for Effective Human Rights Ombudsperson Office

January 18, 2018

KAIROS is greatly encouraged by the Honourable Minister of International Trade’s announcement today regarding the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise.We are cautiously optimistic because it is still unclear if the Ombudsperson will be completely independent at…

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Canada needs an Ombudsperson: Take ACTION for mining justice

November 7, 2016

KAIROS is campaigning to make Canada a global leader in corporate accountability. Now, we are on the cusp of a major breakthrough. And this is where you come in! On November 2, KAIROS and our partners in the Canadian Network…

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Help us make mining justice a reality

October 17, 2016

Three years ago, in October 2013, KAIROS launched the Open for Justice campaign with our advocacy partners in the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA).  If successful, the campaign will support people impacted by the overseas operations of Canadian mining,…

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An Expression of Solidarity in Response to the Death of Merilyn Topacio Reynoso

May 1, 2014

In this expression of solidarity in response to the fatal attack against Merilyn Topacio Reynoso, a young Guatemalan activist, KAIROS affirms its commitment to intergenerational work and youth activism, and to working for a world where young people have the…

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Not Lost in Translation … Facing Up to Canadian Mining

November 4, 2013

In this report from the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, KAIROS ED Jennifer Henry meets those affected by Canadian mining overseas, and reflects on our response as justice-seeking communities of faith.

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KAIROS partners in the Philippines seek a meeting with Prime Minister Harper

November 9, 2012

KAIROS civil society partners in the Philippines are seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss allegations of irresponsible activities of certain Canadian mining companies. The Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines (EcuVoice), Kalikasan…

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Whose Development? Reflections on my visit to the Marlin Mine and meeting with community members

April 24, 2012

By Rachel Warden “They said the mine would bring development, but they didn’t mean development for us, unless they meant the development of sickness, environmental damage, of social conflict and threats,” – community member from San Miguel Ixtahuacan We were…

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Indigenous Human Rights Defender Killed in Mexico

March 23, 2012

KAIROS is saddened and deeply troubled by the recent murder of Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, an Indigenous Zapotec community leader and human rights defender from Oaxaca, Mexico. This most recent example of the escalation of violence and increase in threats and…

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Letter to Hon. John Baird re. visit of Salvadoran Attorney General Romeo Barahona

August 11, 2011

Dear Minister Baird: We write as Canadian organizations with long standing relationships with human rights, development, environmental and faith based organizations in El Salvador. Our organizations represent Canadians from across the country concerned about the increasing violence perpetrated against Salvadoran…

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KAIROS joins call for investigation into the murder of yet another mining activist in El Salvador

June 27, 2011

KAIROS is deeply saddened and concerned to learn that another environmental and community activist has been murdered in El Salvador. We join civil society organizations in El Salvador and Canada in calling for a full investigation into the murder of…

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Indigenous communities finding common ground

May 3, 2011

Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in Northern Ontario said something interesting last night at the public panel on Indigenous Rights and Resource Extraction: We face the same challenges as indigenous peoples around the world – yet…

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The Importance of Ecosystem

May 3, 2011

As I have sat here at the Ecumenical Conference on Mining, listening to people from Canada and around the world talking about the impacts of mining, one thing has come home to roost very firmly with me. And that is…

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The Power of Story

May 2, 2011

As Kelly mentioned in her blog earlier today, there are people at this conference from 20 countries around the world. Each of the 150 delegates here brings their own experience of mining, of faith, and of justice to the table….

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The world coming together on mining

May 2, 2011

Guest post by Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer at Development and Peace There are 150 people gathered at this conference from close to 20 countries around the world. Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Brazil, Honduras, Madagascar, the Philippines, these are just…

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Ecumenical Conference on Mining

May 2, 2011

Guest post by Simon Chambers, Communications Coordinator at the Primate’s World Relief and Devleopment Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada In the past few days as I have been preparing to attend the Ecumenical Conference on Mining (or #Ecumining…

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MPs delay debate on responsible mining bill

April 21, 2011

Liberal MP John McKay continues to face a barrage of criticism from Canada’s mining lobby over his modest bill to deny government financing to irresponsible mining operations. His private member’s bill, Bill C-300, will soon return for consideration by the…

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