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.
CATAPA presents - from February 14th until March 3rd - DocuLatino III, a Latin American documentary festival. This edition puts forward the problems of the gold mining and oil industry.
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.
Ghent/San Marcos, 15 of October 2010 - In September the Guatemalan Ministry of Environment caught the Canadian mining company Goldcorp on illegal discharges of its water basin into the rivers of San Miguel Ixtahuacán. At first Goldcorp made it seem like the discharges had happened by the rules, but gave no reaction after the Ministry published an accusation against the mining company.
October 2010 is a month that will be long remembered in the highlands of Guatemala. In that month, 4 community consultations will take place on the issue of mining. That would be the 43rd, 44th, 45th and 46th community consultation at the municipal level in the highlands.
It is noteworthy that so far in all the consultations that have taken place, the population has unanimously spoken out against mining.
Three years ago thousands of farmers of North-Peru rejected the Rio Blanco mining project. Between cloud forests and páramos, they want a future for their organic export-oriented agriculture. Civic society of four provinces demand their territory to be declared no-go zones for mining. Sign the petition now!
Thursday 16th September the campaign starts in Ghent, Belgium.
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