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About resource rights project

Seeks to be a clearinghouse for information around resource rights-related issues, to better link and inform. This is a work in progress, more to come.

A few links

Two exciting links to share today, largely to do with how foreign governments relate to extractive industries. 1) John Cavanagh and Robin Broad report back from their trip to El Salvador’s community of San Sebastian, and write about the impact mining has … Continue reading

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Aurukun community in Australia and mining

More updates to come, but we wanted to quickly share this recent Witness report. It’s very much thought-provoking, and lays bare some of the tensions, dynamics and contradictions we must deal with in discussing resource rights. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2012/07/201272114250198842.html 

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Guatemala, Mexico, and massive land acquisitions in Africa

Greetings all! We’re hoping those in the DC area have power after the storms, or have at least been managing to keep cool. In project-world, we’re excited to announce we officially have a logo! Will debut soon. On to what’s … Continue reading

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Radio interview on El Salvador mining, Vermont bans hydrofracking

Hello all, apologies for the delayed writing. Here is our round-up of the most recent going-ons in resource rights. The newsletter released by the Network for Justice in Global Development highlights a radio interview with Jan Morrill, with the International … Continue reading

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March 8th Learning call announcement and news

Hello all, We are pleased to announce an upcoming Learning Call with Anil Naidoo from the Council of Canadians/ Blue Planet Project. Anil will talk with us about the upcoming Rio+20 conferences, where a “Green Economy” approach will in fact … Continue reading

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Minas Conga, new program on food, and the Famantina gold mine project

These are interesting times we are living in. A few new things to check out: Today is the day that the 2,000+ participants in the National Water March in Peru begin to arrive in Lima, after eight days of marching. The … Continue reading

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Mining-Related Developments

First Summit of M4: the Mesoamerican Movement against Extractive Mining  This meeting took place from January 26th-29th, in which anti-mining and environmental groups from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama came together in Valle de Siria, Honduras. … Continue reading

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