Docu: Gold Fever

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:00 - 22:00

This documentary brings the story of Gregoria, Crisanta en Diadora from San Miguel Ixtahuacán. Those three women fight against the Marlin-mine, exploited by the Canadian company Goldcorp Inc.

The friends of Eric Gruloos (a priest living already 30 years in the community) will comment on the documentary.

 Where: De Vieze Gasten (Haspelstraat 31, 9000 Ghent)

Tickets: € 5 (€ 4 for members of the participating organisations)

Skoop op Grondstoffen: Altiplano (movie)

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 19:30 - 21:30

In the Andes an intoxication with mercury was discovered. There were several victims. A woman whose husband was one of the victims, went to investigate and gets involved with a bunch of Western mining companies... 

This beautiful movie is introduced by the moviemakers themselves, and commented by a Peruvian guest.

Belgium/Germany/The Netherlands – 2009 – 109 min. – Dutch subtitles - Direction and screenplay: Peter Brosens en Jessica Woodworth


PERU: Property Destruction and Intimidation of Peasant Family by Yanacocha Mining Company

foto gepubliceerd door Yanacocha

Cajamarca, Peru – 6th February 2015

Chaupe case, Peru: Yanacocha's appeal for annulment declared INADMISSIBLE

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(translation from Prensa Muqui, February 4th 2015)
In the middle of the unease and controversy generated by the violent incursion yesterday by the security forces of the mining company Yanacocha in the land occupied by the Chaupe family, which the company claims to be its property, the Judiciary of Cajamarca emitted the following communiqué:

How Dodd-Frank Is Failing Congo By Lauren Wolfe

Minerals are ruining lives. For several years now, in conversations about conflict and crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this has been a common refrain.

Running or changing the Red Queen’s race – a review of Ugo Bardi’s ‘Extracted’ - By Griet Juwet

In his book ‘Extracted – how the quest for mineral wealth is plundering the planet’ (2014), Ugo Bardi looks at the depletion process of mineral resources. He gives an overview of how the earth’s valuable resources were formed in a delicate process that took billions of years. He also looks at the history of mining and the close relation between resources and society, showing how important empires in the course of human history have always depended on wealth created by the extraction of relatively cheap minerals.

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