Karen Hamilton

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Please welcome our new communications officer!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our newest staff member, Lori Waller, to Above Ground. Lori is a writer, editor and communications strategist with more than a decade of experience helping organizations inform and engage key audiences with clear, compelling messages. Lori can be reached at lwaller@aboveground.ngo.

16 March 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Communities oppose Canadian gold mine in Argentina

The El Algarrobo Assembly in Argentina seeks our solidarity in its struggle to block the development of Agua Rica, a Canadian mine. In February, the inhabitants of Andalgalá set up camp outside the Supreme Court of Argentina in Buenos Aires, where they remain despite record-breaking temperatures. They demand that the court respond to a petition they filed three years ago to halt the Agua Rica project of Canadian company Yamana Gold.

29 February 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |

Op-ed: Don’t bankroll the next foreign mine disaster

Last November’s massive mine spill in the state of Minas Gerais was Brazil's worst environmental disaster. Export Development Canada provided one of the mine's joint venture owners, Brazilian multinational Vale, with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for its global operations. Canadians shouldn't bankroll the next foreign mine disaster, argues Above Ground's director in an opinion piece published today in Embassy.

12 January 2016|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , |