When push comes to shovels: Fast-growing Goldcorp says it takes corporate social responsibility seriously, but words don’t always line up with actions

http://corporateknights.com/article/when-push-comes-shovels?page=show When push comes to shovels 3 December, 2012 Fast-growing Goldcorp says it takes corporate social responsibility seriously, but words don’t always line up with actions Written by Stephanie Boyd, Contributor Illustration Paul Roger Last year, Vancouver-based Goldcorp was removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as accusations swirled of human rights abuses and environmental … Continue reading

MP’s junket ‘screams unethical behavior’

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/editorial/letters/2012-09-21/mp’s-junket-‘screams-unethical-behavior’ MP’s junket ‘screams unethical behavior’ Friday, September 21, 2012 Now that Bruce Hyer is an Independent MP, it appears he is taking a handout from mining company Goldcorp. MiningWatch Canada revealed that Hyer, with three other MPs and a Senator, took a trip to Guatemala, all expenses paid by Goldcorp, where they visited one … Continue reading

Guatemala: Wave of Attacks Against Female Activists

Guatemala: Wave of Attacks Against Female Activists Posted 7 July 2012 18:19 GMT   The intensity of violence against female activists is on the rise in Guatemala. Lolita Chavez, member of the K’iche’ People’s Council, was attacked by armed men who attempted to lynch her as she was returning home after a peaceful protest against abusive extractive … Continue reading

“Mining is Equal to Misery”: The Human Rights Situation of Persons Affected by the Extractive Industries in the Americas

“Mining is Equal to Misery”: The Human Rights Situation of Persons Affected by the Extractive Industries in the Americas April 1, 2012 By Megan Wakefield El Cerrejón Coal Mine in the Guajira, Colombia. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Petitioners: Indian Resource Law Center, Centro de Estudios para la Justicia Social “Tierra Digna,” Asociación Colectivo Mujeres al Derecho, Comisión Intereclesial … Continue reading

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala Lyuba Zarsky   For nearly a decade, Goldcorp’s Marlin gold and silver mine in the Guatemalan altiplano has been at the center of intense local conflict and international scrutiny. The conflict was ignited in 2005 when local Mayan communities overwhelmingly rejected mining in popular plebiscites called consultas. Chief among their concerns … Continue reading

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Gives In To Pressure From Guatemala

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Gives In To Pressure From Guatemala BY AHNI JAN 5, 2012 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has once again submitted to the demands of a Nation State at the expense of Indigenous Peoples. Photo Credit: Allan LissnerTo the astonishment of Mining Watch, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and … Continue reading