Mega development destruction
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.
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.
Business Week article, about suspension of Hudbay Minerals mining operations in Peru
Toronto Star article: "ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION INVESTIGATING SECURITIES FRAUD RELATED TO HUDBAY; GOLDCORP CHAIRMAN IAN TELFER ALSO NAMED"
A letter sent to the IACHR (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), along with a Petition concerning the illegal forced evictions, massacres and other human rights violations of 32 Mayan communities (over 3000 people) caused by the Chixoy Hydro-electric Dam, a "development" project of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with successive military regimes (1975-1985)