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OPINION: Still waiting for an effective mining Ombudsperson

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle Herald here.  STACEY GOMEZ For years, people throughout the Maritimes have been advocating for the creation of an independent ombudsperson for the extractive sector with the powers needed to be effective. Despite the appointment of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) on April 8, we are still [...]

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Convocatoria para la 4a Anual Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco para Jóvenes

El Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco para Jóvenes se presenta anualmente a un grupo juvenil guatemalteco que trabaja para proteger el medio ambiente y su comunidad, combinando arte, música y resistencia. Este premio fue creado en 2016 para honrar la vida y lucha de Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, artista y activista ambiental de Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, asesinada el [...]

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Report back: #NosDuelen56 Speaking tour with Mayra Jimenez of Ocho Tijax

Mayra Jimenez of Ocho Tijax spoke throughout the Maritimes from February 28th to March 9th, in lead up to the 2nd anniversary of the Hogar Seguro tragedy. She visited Fredericton, Sackville, Halifax, Antigonish and Tatamagouche, sharing the story of the 56 girls. The tragedy occurred on March 8, 2017. Police had locked 56 girls in [...]

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COMMENTARY: Maritime tour gives voice to abused Guatemalan girls who perished in fire

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle Herald here.  On International Women’s Day 2017, and in the following days, 41 girls died in the aftermath of a fire while in state care at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion in Guatemala. This month, they are being remembered throughout the Maritimes. At this year’s IWD [...]

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M4 Statement on Regulated Consultations

The Peoples that make up the M4 in resistance to the Capitalist and Extractive Model, towards social transformation DECLARE In Guatemala City’s historic center, on November 15, 16, and 17, we met to discuss and analyze the current processes to regulate the consultation of our peoples and to build collective strategies that unite our principles [...]

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