People’s Health Hearing

People’s Health Hearing

The People’s Health Hearing sought to bear witness to the public health impacts of extractive industries and created a space to connect people’s struggles, and set out a vision for intersectional, transformative climate justice. It became a space for movement building, connecting health and climate activists across the world and…

From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders

From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders

PHM Canada has signed onto a solidarity letter for Vanessa Gray who was charged by RCMP in relation to a Wet’suwet’en solidarity rally in Toronto. Vanessa is a very active Indigenous Land Defender and is known by many for her work in Ontario’s chemical valley.  To see the full sign…

The Americas Program joint organizational statement on the David Castillo Trial for Murder of Berta Cáceres

The Americas Program joint organizational statement on the David Castillo Trial for Murder of Berta Cáceres

PHM Canada signed on to the Americas Program joint organizational statement (seen below) on the David Castillo Trial for Murder of Berta Cáceres. David Castillo was a former military intelligence officer and head of DESA, the energy company responsible for the dam project on the Rio Gualcarque that Berta and…

Making the Connection: Fracking, Plastic and People’s Health

Making the Connection: Fracking, Plastic and People’s Health

We bring together Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) for a discussion about the connections between fracking, plastic production and disposal, and how raising awareness about the harmful health impacts of extractive processes can strengthen local and global struggles for environmental and…

Saúde em Debate: Special edition on the People’s Health Movement

Saúde em Debate: Special edition on the People’s Health Movement

Created in 1976, Saúde em Debate (Health in Debate) aims to disseminate studies, research and reflections that contribute to the debate in the field of collective health, especially those dealing with issues related to policy, planning, management, work and evaluation in health. This Special Issue 1 of 2020 continues this…

Declaration of the 4th People’s Health Assembly

Declaration of the 4th People’s Health Assembly

Our vision is of a world in which equity between and within countries is achieved and health for all is a reality. We reaffirm that health results from social, economic and environmental justice.

PHM Extractive Industries Working Group: Statement to the 4th Assembly of the People’s Health Movement

PHM Extractive Industries Working Group: Statement to the 4th Assembly of the People’s Health Movement

We are a group of PHM activists and grassroots organizations representing communities from Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United States, and Zimbabwe. We met each other at the PHA3, and shared experiences and strategies to defend and…

Communiqué from PHM-Canada to all members: April 26, 2018

PHM-Canada condemns the recent wave of repression against students and civilians perpetrated by the regime of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, and supports calls for the establishment of an independent inquiry into the violence and for a fully representative and participatory national dialogue.  PHM-Canada expresses its solidarity with the people…

Who will publish the eulogies for the victims of Barrick Gold?

by Sakura Saunders, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Ben Brisbois, Donald C. Cole, Paul A. Hamel, Lori Hanson, Jamie Kneen, and Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay This column from PHM Canada and MiningWatch was originally published in Briarpatch Magazine April 24, 2018. Since Peter Munk died on March 28, Canadian media outlets have rushed to publish gushing eulogies, focussing on his philanthropy and success as a mining magnate.…

Review of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

PHM-Canada submitted our arguments in late December 2016 to the federal panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act here. We are waiting to hear what the panel’s final recommendations are before deciding how to respond in partnership with a broad swathe of environmental organizers across the country.