Enter the Beast : An Anatomy of the Canadian Mining Industry

Did you know that you live in the home of a beast? Many people are unaware that Toronto is safe haven to a tentacled, slippery-slimy, shape-shifting monster called the Kraken. The danger of this Kraken lies in the… Read More

We honour Carrie Lester

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Carrie Lester, a dear MISN ally and incredible community organizer. Carrie was an Indigenous rights, anti-nuke, environmental protection, and anti-poverty activist. She was instrumental in the Idle No More… Read More

Reaching out to media @ PDAC

  Journalists from major Canadian and international media outlets will be descending on the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) convention in Toronto March 4-7. Some of these outlets, like BNN and the Globe and Mail, are… Read More

Untold in the Underground: an unconventional treasure hunt @ PDAC

Unearth Canada’s shameful industry secrets in Toronto’s most unconventional treasure hunt! Drop by the starting point anytime between 1-4pm to get your top-secret mission. Then, go underground into the nearby convention centre to dig up some truths. There’s… Read More

#DisruptPDAC: using social media to mess with the CDN mining industry’s PR

Help us throw a wrench in the PR machine of one of Canada’s most powerful — and deadly — industries in the weeks leading up to their biggest gathering! Every year we’re there at PDAC in person, not… Read More

Weeeee’re baaaa-aaaack!

MISN is officially no longer on hiatus from external organizing! We got a lot done during this time that will make our activism stronger and more sustainable. Keep an eye out for what we have planned for the… Read More

To our community, in Toronto and elsewhere:

We’re writing to let you know that MISN will be going on a hiatus from external organizing for a little while. Everything is okay, there’s nothing wrong! We’ve just experienced some shifts in the membership of our core collective recently… Read More

Report-Back: Sit-in targets Chair of Human Rights Subcommittee for ignoring Canadian mining abuses

As the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights begins its country visit of Canada, Human rights activists staged a sit-in today at the North York constituency office of MP Michael Levitt, chair of the Subcommittee… Read More

A filmmaker and an activist visit Peru. You’ll never believe why they were arrested!

This isn’t clickbait. This is real life. This is the Canadian mining industry. Last week two friends of MISN were arrested in Peru after showing a documentary exposing Hudbay Minerals’ track record of human rights and environmental abuses…. Read More

Reportback and Media Round-up from Barrick AGM

REPORTBACK: Barrick AGM and the Porgera Women’s Delegation Barrick’s Annual General Meeting this year focused on survivor-led organizing in Papua New Guinea, as we were honoured to have the presence of two survivor-advocates against sexual violence in Porgera… Read More