Posts Tagged "mining justice"

Indigenous peoples call for right to protect land, nature and livelihood in Ecuador

June 27, 2022

KAIROS is gravely concerned about reports, from partners in Ecuador, of repression, arbitrary detention and arrests of Indigenous leaders, organizations and allies. This government crackdown is in response to a national strike, organized by the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America


Testimonio and Storytelling: Canadian extractivism in territories affected by genocide // Testimonio y Cuentos: Extractivismo canadiense en territorios afectados por el genocidio

[La version en español sigue a continuación] Join KAIROS, Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN), and co-sponsors on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST for “Testimonio and Storytelling: Canadian extractivism in territories affected by genocide” a virtual event on the…


Women Resisting Extractivism – A monthly movie night with MEREHub: “As Long as the Waters Flow”

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub from February to June 2021 for a monthly virtual film club (screening and discussion) on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. February’s film is “As Long as the Waters Flow” and will be hosted by Connor…


Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub for Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil. This online teach-in is the last in a series of virtual events in June celebrating the launch of MERE Hub—the Canadian phase. The…


Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet—book launch.

[español sigue] Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub for “Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet—book launch.” This virtual book launch will feature author and journalist Nina Lakhani as well as members of the…


Mining Tailings Dam Collapses in Canada and Brazil: Who Cares?

Join us Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:00PM EDT for a webinar with Judith Marshall and Daniela Campolina. Register Here: The webinar will focus on three major tailings dam breaches that have occurred in the Americas over the last…


Webinar-Minding our own business: Canada, Business & Human Rights

CNCA presents a May month of Action for mining justice webinar: Minding our own business: How to ensure Canadian businesses respect human rights abroad 7:30 to 8:45 pm EST on Thursday, May 14, 2020 English language webinar registration here:…


Finding Common Ground: community self-determination in the face of resource extraction in Guatemala and Canada

On April 22 from 1-2:30pm PST / 4-5:30pm EST / 5-6:30pm AST Allied organizations and collectives from Canada, the U.S. and beyond will convene an online teach-in about the peaceful resistance to the Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala owned…


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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage


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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage


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…


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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Latin America

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.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

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…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America

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…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights