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 »

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 »

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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 »

Tough questions and no answers from Pan American Silver 

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Leer en español For nearly a decade, Xinka people affected by the Escobal silver mine have been struggling to protect their land, water and way of life from mining. Their sustained opposition, and a court order suspending the mine, drove… More »

Strength in Diversity, Power in Solidarity

April 21, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Standing together with frontline communities to confront Newmont Mining Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, indigenous people across the globe must risk everything to defend their land, water and clean air from harmful mining projects. This Earth Day,… More »

Following the Footsteps of the Mining Monster

March 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
New map reveals conflicts and harms at eight mine sites across Latin America, all owned by Pan American Silver. The metaphor of “a big monster that treads heavily” has been used to describe war in a song famously sung by… More »