Communities Resisting Mines
BISHOP RAMAZZINI OF GUATEMALA DETAILS HARMS AND VIOLATIONS CAUSED BY GOLDCORP'S MARLIN MINE and DANISH PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM GOLDCORP
On March 15th, Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, an Indigenous Zapotec community leader and member of the Coordinating Committee of the United Peoples of the Valley of Ocotlán (CPUVO) in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca, was murdered in an ambush by a group of some three gunmen.
It's been almost three years since hundreds of Zapotec community members took direct action to temporarily shut down Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver's gold and silver mine just south of Oaxaca City, Mexico. The blockade ended with a massive police raid, during which demonstrators were beaten and 23 people were taken by police and jailed, some for up to three months.
Articles collected and forwarded by www.miningwatch.ca, concerning repression in Argentina, near the Alumbrera mine, in benefit of the mine owners: Xstrata Copper, Goldcorp Inc. and Yamana Gold Inc.
25 minute Al Jazeera doc-film. Argentinians are used to hitting the streets to start revolutions, fight for their rights or overthrow governments. But now people are taking to the streets to protect the country's valuable water sources up in the Andean mountains from multinational mining companies. This film is made from within the anti-mining activist movement and will follow three teachers that have defeated a Canadian mining company [Barrick gold] and are now mounting a campaign against a Chinese one.