There have been two giant wins for democracy, human rights, and the environment in an unlikely spot: the small, embattled nation of El Salvador. What lessons can be learned, and can nations and activists build on these two victories?
On 30th March 2017 legislators in El Salvador approved a blanket ban on all metal mining activities in the country – the first country in the world to do so.
After a 12-year struggle, Salvadoran lawmakers voted to ban mining for metals.
The investor-state provisions in NAFTA don’t help workers. Instead, they hand enormous power to corporations to bully governments into undoing measures to protect workers, the environment, and public health.
280 Organizations with over 180 million members worldwide tell OceanaGold to abandon lost suit against El Salvador and “Pack Up and Pay Up”
The organisations are demanding OceanaGold pay El Salvador the $8 million an investor-state tribunal ruled they were owed.
Human rights NGOs urge rejection of CETA, RCEP, TPP, TTIP, EU-Vietnam FTA.
Join us for a moment to honor all the hard work that went into the defeat of the Pacific Rim / Oceana Gold mining company.
In a tale of people power over corporate power, a tribunal has ruled against a global company in a case over mining rights.
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
After Seven Years and Millions of Dollars, Decision Announced in Pac Rim Mining Company vs. El Salvador
Coalition of Groups State “There Are No Winners,” Investor-State Arbitration Subverts Democracy
Under deals like the TPP, countries that might otherwise have curtailed corporate activities won’t do so, simply out of fear of being sued by multinational corporations.
This summer’s International Labour Conference is our chance to initiate an intersectional view of supply chains.
Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsiblity, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador
This report will be presented at OceanaGold’s office in Melbourne on Thursday, the 36th anniversary of the murder of Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero.
Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador
This study finds that OceanaGold’s attempt to rebrand its proposed gold mine in El Salvador through the use of a company-sponsored foundation at the local level is deceitful, disrespectful and dangerous
Under what conditions do governments of poorer countries become active defenders and protectors of the environment?