It is shareholder's season once again, and for mining-impacted communities all over the world that means it
is time to confront Canadian corporations at these companies' annual general
meetings. It also means that impacted communities are converging in
Canada to share their truth and make alliances to help them hold these
Join us for the...
IMPACTED COMMUNITIES SPEAKING TOUR
Show your support with impacted communities from Barrick Gold.
May 9th: Hamilton, Skydragon Centre, 27 King William, 6pm-9pm
May 10th: Kitchner-Waterloo, Great Hall, Student Life Center, University of Waterloo, 5-7pm
May 11th: London (6pm), 505 Dundas St, Cross Cultural Learner Centre, meeting room C, 6pm
Outer Toronto Area, High School Conference (invite only)May 13th:
Kingston, Grey House 51 Bader Lane Kingston, 6pm May 15th:
Montreal, 2110 Centre, 2110 Mackay,
If interested in meeting up with tour participants, e-mail email@example.com
JOIN THE RESISTANCE TO END CORPORATE IMPUNITY!
WHO IS BARRICK GOLD?
Barrick Gold is the world's largest gold mining company, founded and
chaired by Peter Munk. With a former Prime Minister on their board and
former executives sitting on the board of the Canadian Pension Plan,
Barrick enjoys government funding and diplomatic support.
WHY PROTEST BARRICK? Barrick Gold takes advantage of
inadequate and poorly enforced regulatory controls to rob Indigenous
Peoples and communities of their land and livelihoods, destroying
sensitive ecosystems, supporting brutal military and security
operations, and suing anyone who dares to report on it. Impacted
communities are coming to Toronto to confront Barrick, sharing their own
undeniable perspectives and shedding light on the ongoing corporate
MAKE THE TRANSFORMATION AWAY FROM GOLD EXTRACTION!
the majority of gold used for jewelry or to store wealth and the
majority of gold extraction destruction on Indigenous lands around the
world. It is time to question humans ongoing obsession with gold.
reduction, recycling and reuse of gold there can be a halt on new and
expanding gold mining explorations and operations around the world.
Information about presenters:
Jethro has been organizing within and outside the Barrick’s Porgera
mine since its inception (then owned by Placer Dome). In 1989, he
registered Porgera’s first mine workers union and became its first
secretary. Years later, Tulin returned to Porgera to find the
situation worse and thus founded the Akali Tange Association (ATA), a
human rights organization documenting abuses at the Porgera mine in
Papa New Guinea – a mine owned by Toronto’s Barrick Gold.Mark Ekepa:
is the chairman of the Porgera Alliance and the Porgera Landowners
Association, which represents the original people of the land that is
now occupied by Barrick's Porgera Gold Ming in Papua New Guinea.
Sakura Saunders: Sakura
Saunders is an organizer for ProtestBarrick.net, an all-volunteer
online network of groups researching and organizing around mining
issues, particularly involving Barrick Gold. It contains news articles,
testimonies, and backgrounders about Barrick’s operations worldwide. Ms.
Saunders came to Protest Barrick as an independent journalist and
activist, whose radio/tv work has appeared on Democracy Now! and Sprouts
radio and whose writing is published regularly on CorpWatch.org and The
Dominion paper in Canada. Every year, Sakura
organizes a tour of impacted communities in Canada, to learn from each
other’s campaigns as well as bring their stories to Barrick’s sharehold
, the public and the UN. Sakura
also co-founded the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network in Toronto
which focuses on creating a platform for mining-impacted communities to
share their stories in Toronto.
Sakura will be showing video and providing background for other
communities that were not able to join this tour due to having their
visas repeatedly denied.
More info: http://protestbarrick.net/
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