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Mining in Paradise?: the results

You or your organisation has perhaps signed CATAPA's no-go zones for mining-petition. Thank you very much for this. You supported the farmers and environmental organisations of four provinces in North-Peru, which try to prevent mining activities in their area. Because of the fact that mining companies harm human rights, cross local development plans and threaten the most bio-diverse area in the world, the tropical Andes, as this may cause irreparable damage. Below you find an extensive list of achievements of our campaign.


Goldcorp's Marlin mine in Guatemala attracts criticism ahead of Vancouver meeting

Melanie Schambach vividly remembers her body’s reaction when she came near a mine-tailings pond in the western highlands of Guatemala.

The Canadian visual artist was travelling in the country of her mother’s birth early this year to document the impact of the operations of Goldcorp, a Vancouver-based mining company that will hold its annual shareholders’ meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Wednesday (May 18).


AngloGold Ashanti 'wins' Public Eye Award for environmental contamination in Ghana

 

Within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Berne Declaration (BD) and Greenpeace today denounced the particularly flagrant human rights abuses and environmental sins committed by corporations. The jury-selected Global Award was presented to the South African mining company AngloGold/Ashanti.


Failure to control Canadian mining firms condemned

Letter blasts Harper government for killing Bill C-300, a law that would have held Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights and environmental abuses abroad.


México: Terror Returns to Oaxaca

MEXICO CITY, Apr 30, 2010 (IPS) - A violent incident in which two activists were killed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has raised fears among human rights groups of a return to the unrest and severe clashes between protesters and police that virtually paralysed the state in 2006.

Read more on IPSNews


Shareholders Goldcorp oppose the company's strategy in Guatemala

Two Breaking the Silence (BTS) members and actual shareholders of Goldcorp sent the company a resolution for presentation at the Annual General Meeting of Goldcorp May 19th in Toronto. Goldcorp still has to decide whether it will allow this to be presented. We invite you to read the resolution (.doc, 86 KB).
 

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