Posts Tagged "mining justice"

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America

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…

Post filed in: Latin America

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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….

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice