Exporting Destruction: Report Says EDC is Putting People and the Environment at Risk

By Asad Ismi The Canadian government’s Export Development Corporation (EDC) is assisting eight environmentally and socially disastrous projects in the Third World, says a recent report. These are the Antamina mine in Peru, the Chamera I and II dams in India, the Profertil nitrogen fertilizer complex in Argentina, the Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania, the Urra […]

The Western Heart of Darkness: Mineral-Rich Congo Ravaged by Genocide and Western Plunder

By Asad Ismi “I’m interested in land not [black people].” — Cecil Rhodes Rarely has Western savagery been more destructive than in the Congo. After 115 years of Belgian colonialism and U.S. neo-colonialism, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today is a war-ravaged, balkanized country where an incredible 2.5 million people have died during the […]

“Toxic Bob” Wastes Burma: Forced Labour and Pollution Rampant at Canadian-Owned Mine

By Asad Ismi According to a recent report, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., a Canadian company owned by Robert Friedland, is “raping the environment” and using forced labour in Burma. Ivanhoe operates the US$90 million Monywa copper mine, Burma’s largest mining investment, in a 50-50 partnership with the Burmese military dictatorship (known as the State Peace and […]