Through training and education, mine reviews, policy development, and other avenues, Fair Mining Collaborative (formerly the Environmental Mining Education Foundation) is honoured to assist communities toward their goals and priorities for their land.
The Mining Justice Alliance formed in response to concerns over the practices of Vancouver mining companies in Canada, the Americas, and around the globe. From a disregard for indigenous lands and self-determination to the health concerns arising from mining processes, and from violent attacks against community members that speak out to environmental destruction, mining companies represent a global threat to human communities and ecological systems.
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organisations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
MJAC is a member of MiningWatch Canada.
Rights Action funds community-controlled development, environmental, human rights and emergency-relief projects in Guatemala, Honduras, Chiapas and Oaxaca (Mexico) and El Salvador, and does education and activism work with North Americans to address global exploitation, repression, enviro-destruction and racism.
As the struggle to ban mining intensifies in El Salvador, organizations, coalitions, and individuals from around the world have also stepped forward to show their solidarity and support for the issues. Stop El Salvador Mining is made up of organizations from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada that support the Salvadoran people as they demand for sovereignty, the right to water and health communities.
Research team member Emily Lewis has written an introductory article focused on the social and environmental impacts of mining in indigenous communities with a focus on the possibilities to create a fairer and just process for all.
Please note that the opinions expressed in this piece are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of MJAC.
Release from Mining Watch Canada
(Ottawa) Today the Government of Canada released its revised Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy for extractive companies operating overseas, finally recognising its power to withdraw the substantial support that it provides such companies in order to make them accountable, but declining to apply that power in any meaningful way.