Open Letter to Jim Carr from United for Mining Justice

Honorable Jim Carr

Minister of International Trade Diversification

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0A6

June 27, 2019

Dear Minister Carr,

United for Mining Justice is a grassroots network of The United Church of Canada memb...

May 14, 2019

In January, I visited Marlin Mine-affected communities where the Maritimes Conference "Mining the Connections" Committee and United for Mining Justice donated more than $6000 that was raised through a Restitution Project that was created in 2018 for victims of the Marl...

December 18, 2018

The death of 7-year-old indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ girl Jakeline Caal from Guatemala at the US border last week sent waves through social media and drew attention from major news outlets around the world. Just five months ago, reports that US border officials opened fire...

November 6, 2018

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For close to 10 years, there was an active effort to try and get the United Church of Canada Pension Board to di...

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Lee la carta por parte de autoridades indigenas Xinka, Garifuna y Maya denunciando la presión e injerencia de la Embajada de los Estados Unidos aquí.

Read the letter written by indigenous Xinca, Garifuna and Maya authorities and organizations...

After close to a year of protest, Indigenous Xinca communities stand strong outside the Constitutional Court to demand a permanent close to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine, which never obtained consent from the affected communities.

The Elected Principals of the Indigenou...

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Uprivers is the story of two women fighting for what they love: their homeland and way of life. In the context of rampant transboundary mining, the stories of two indigenous women on either side of the Alaska / British Columbia border make a compelling, emotional argum...

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*To hear an update on the current situation with Josh Campbell and Jeffrey Smith, register for our online discussion on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7pm Eastern. Register here.*

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Miriam Varga stands in front of the grave that was broken open to remove her late husband. Varga didn't give permission for her husband to be removed and is fighting to keep her late son, who is also buried at the cemetery in Azacualpa, where he is. Photo: Jackie McVic...

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Canada's corporate gravediggers continue to raid a generations-old cemetery in Azacualpa, Copan to expand one of Central America's largest open pit gold mines in the midst of the country's ongoing political crisis. 

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