Articles Tagged ‘Mining’

  • Nunavut is still a colony

    Indigenous Politics

    An examination of contemporary struggles over mineral extraction suggests that Nunavut is still being governed as a resource colony.

  • Alain Deneault in Conversation with Canadian Dimension

    Canadian Business

    Québec author Alain Deneault, one of the authors of noir Canada, and publisher, les Éditions Écosociété inc. became the object of two multi-million dollar SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) suits brought by Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation. CD discusses with Deneault the dubious practices of the Canadian mining industry abroad, the suit and its implications.

  • Harold Innis and the North: Appraisals and Contestations

    As the Great Powers, and the not so great, scramble for a piece of the thawing Arctic resource pie—with the Harper government pretending we own the North Pole, the home of Santa Claus, no less, though its record for gift-giving is solely to corporations—it is timely to have a book that examines the role of the esteemed scholar Harold Innis in his research and writing on the Canadian North.

  • Struggles against gold-mine on Indigenous land

    Indigenous Politics

    For Vancouver-based Taseko Mines, Fish Lake is the chief obstacle to development in the region. The company claims the lake must be part of the plan to exploit the rich gold and copper reserves in the area, which it refers to as the Prosperity deposit.

  • From Ontario to Oaxaca: How to kick a mining company out of your community

    Canadian Politics

    While geographically distant, these two communities have come through their respective struggles having learned some similar lessons about the mining industry, the governments that support it, and the steps that can be taken to reclaim power and defend their homes.

  • The Dissociative State of Nunavut

    Indigenous Politics

    The story of how Nunavut was opened up to the nuclear industry stands as a warning to Indigenous peoples elsewhere: the settlement of Indigenous rights claims can result in the emergence of a managerial and petty bourgeois elite whose class instincts are to cozy up to capital.

  • The North

    The North has long been seen as a defining ideal of Canada. We are a “northern” country on the world stage and like to see ourselves in the long European tradition of “hardy” northerners. Yet 90 percent of the Canadian population lives in its southern belt, within a few hundred kilometres of the US border, in urban or agricultural areas that bear little resemblance to the northern regions of Canada.

  • While we mine for gold, others strive for justice.

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Canadians vie for it, want it, and when they play hockey, they demand it. Gold. For most Canadians it’s a medal they would like to see hanging around Sidney Crosby’s neck. But that gold, silver, nickel or bronze comes from somewhere, and invariably, when it is produced there is a cost, and not just the money required to purchase the bling.

  • Falling into a Burning Ring of Fire

    The last line of common sense seems to be some 20 First Nations whose territories will be impacted one way or another.

  • What if Natives Stop Subsidizing Canada?

    There is a prevailing myth that Canada’s more than 600 First Nations and native communities live off of money — subsidies — from the Canadian government. This myth, though it is loudly proclaimed and widely believed, is remarkable for its boldness; widely accessible, verifiable facts show that the opposite is true. Indigenous people have been subsidizing Canada for a very long time.

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