Canadian mining company Goldcorp has left over 20 toxic sites at current and former mines in Guatemala , Honduras , Mexico and Canada , among other places. Join us to help protest their legacy of toxic waste at their annual shareholder meeting at the Trump Hotel in Toronto . We will cordon off a hazardous zone around the meeting to highlight the serious threats that Goldcorp has posed to the communities where it has operated, ranging from health harms due to blood poisoning, to respiratory problems, food insecurity, water quality issues, violent and deadly attacks against community members, cracked houses and mental health problems. We will have masks and other safety gear on hand to protect Torontonians from the extreme levels of toxicity that Goldcorp brings wherever it goes.
Even as Tahoe / Goldcorp push ahead, even as repression increases, community after community are holding public, transparent consultations and every single one is saying ‘no’ to the imposition of this type of “development” project.
- Article by Jennifer Moore: CANADA'S PROMOTION OF MINING INDUSTRY [IN HONDURAS] BELIES CLAIMS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- Commentary by Grahame Russell: "HONDURAS: A VIOLENCE, REPRESSION AND IMPUNITY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD"
On July 2, 2012, neighbors from the town of Panama found evidence that campesino Gregorio Chavez Arranda was kidnapped from his fields and taken by Dinant palm oil company private security forces onto the Panama Farm.
This Wednesday, October 5, Obama will be reinforcing the message that - rhetoric notwithstanding - democracy and the respect for human rights are not high priorities for the United States.
An article about on-going clashes and killings in Honduras' endless situation of poverty and exploitation, of the wealthy sectors illegally forcing the poor from their lands, and of State and private sector paramilitary repression and impunity.