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Anti-Mining Activists Killed in El Salvador

For the second time in a week, a prominent anti-mining activist has been assassinated in El Salvador. On Saturday, thirty-two-year-old Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto was shot dead near her home. One of her children was also injured in the shooting. Sorto was an active member of the Cabañas Environment Committee, which has campaigned against the [...]

Opposition to Canada-Colombia free trade continues

On Friday, December 4th, over 80 people rallied in front of the Wolfville, NS, office of Scott Brison, MP for Kings-Hants. Brison, the Liberal International Trade Critic, was targeted because of his support of Bill C-23 – an Act to implement the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). The rally also came only days after the [...]

Real News: El Salvador gold fight goes international

After activists block their permit, Canadian company uses US trade agreement to sue Salvadoran gov’t

Decision finds police at Montebello incited violence

More than two years after they posed as protestors at a demonstration against the North American Leaders’ Summit in Montebello, three Quebec police officers were found to have “failed to respect the authority of the law by inciting persons to violence.”

The Coup in Honduras, ALBA, and the English-Speaking Caribbean

Faiz Ahmed: The coup against Zelaya, the utterly illegal removal of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide five and a half years before that, and the short-lived coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez two years before that all show that international capitalism cannot tolerate any domestic agenda which includes an objective of self-sufficiency. Added to this intolerance [...]

Gold, impunity, violence in El Salvador

Video from the Real News — A 37-year-old teacher, community center founder, and anti-mining activist is found tortured and assassinated in Northern El Salvador. Authorities, despite all evidence to the contrary, attribute the death to common gang violence. In the following weeks, other critics of mining are victims of death threats, attempted kidnappings and shootings. [...]

Community leader critical of a Canadian mine murdered in El Salvador

Marcelo Rivera, a great community leader from San Isidro, in the northern department of Cabañas, El Salvador, was found murdered. He had disappeared on June 18. Marcelo is a leader in the social resistance movement against the Canadian mining corporation, Pacific Rim.

Goldcorp 7

The Canadian mining company, Goldcorp, has again successfully urged the Guatemala government to file criminal charges against poor Maya Mam villagers near its “Marlin” mine in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, department of San Marcos, Guatemala.

Colombian president clashes with NDP, Bloc MPs

The president of Colombia clashed with NDP and Bloc Quebecois MPs, who questioned the South American country’s human-rights record.

ACTION ALERT: Canada must halt free trade agreement with Peru

Should Canada really be signing a free trade agreement with the Peruvian government when this is how they respond to legitimate protests against oil, mining and forestry projects that threaten to displace local and indigenous communities and further despoil Amazonian ecosystems?