Papua New Guinea says “No” to ocean dumping

October 30, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Faced with widespread and unrelenting local opposition, the Papua New Guinea government indicated it would put the brakes on plans to dump 13 million tonnes of mine waste from the Wafi-Golpu mine into the Huon Gulf. Unfortunately, the environmental minister… More »

El Parlamento Xinka anuncia avance importante en el proceso de consulta sobre la mina Escobal, rechaza la mala fe de Pan American Silver

October 27, 2020 • Ellen Moore
In English El 15 de octubre, el Parlamento del Pueblo Xinka anunció que las autoridades del gobierno guatemalteco han aceptado finalmente sus representantes elegidos para participar en un proceso de consulta sobre la mina Escobal. Junto con otros acuerdos, esto… More »

Xinka Parliament Announces Breakthrough in Escobal Mine Consultation Process, Rejects Pan American Silver’s Bad Faith

October 27, 2020 • Ellen Moore
En Español On October 15, 2020, the Xinka Parliament announced that Guatemalan authorities have finally recognized their representatives elected to participate in a consultation on the Escobal silver mine. Along with other agreements, this breakthrough could allow the court-ordered process… More »

Attacks on the rise during COVID-19 against Xinka leaders opposed to the Escobal mine

August 26, 2020 • Ellen Moore
More than 90 Guatemalan and international organizations signed a letter calling on Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor to fully investigate an increase in attacks against members of the Xinka Parliament and the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa, since the… More »

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Come on, Conic

June 16, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Canadian company goes silent on problems at its Ramu mine Since 2010, landowners in the path of the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, and the accompanying refinery on Basamuk Bay, have opposed the use of ocean tailings dumping. They sued, and the… More »

WATCH: How a Peruvian Farmer Stood Down a Global Mining Giant

June 10, 2020 • Ellen Moore
On Tuesday, June 16th, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be screening MAXIMA, a documentary chronicling the incredible fight of Peruvian farmer, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, who stopped Newmont Mining from building the Conga open pit mine on her… More »

Why Did a Norwegian Firm Ditch a Chinese Company Over What It’s Doing in Papua New Guinea?

May 12, 2020 • Ellen Moore
How’s this for a testament to the complex nature of globalization: Storebrand, Norway’s largest private asset manager, recently divested from Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), because the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine the company operates in Papua New Guinea dumps millions of… More »

Preguntas duras sin respuestas de Pan American Silver 

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Read in English Por más de una década, el pueblo Xinka afectado por la mina Escobal ha permanecido en resistencia permanente contra proyectos mineros para proteger su territorio, su agua, su cosmovisión, y su modo de vida ancestral. Esta oposición… More »