For international actions, go here.
May 1st and 2nd Anti-Barrick Gold's activities in Canada
On May 2nd, there will be solidarity actions and events in Toronto,
Vancouver, Montreal and New Brunswick. In Vancouver, protesters will be
gathering at GoldCorp (Canada's second largest gold mining corp) to
protest their shareholder's meeting.
Toronto, May 1st
Anti-Barrick Film Night at the Brunswick Theatre, Toronto
(in lead up to the May 2nd international day of action)
...featuring Western Shoshone Indigenous (Nevada) and Aboriginal
Australians from the Wiradjuri Nation and Chilean/ Canadian film-maker
Christian Peña (Pascua Lama Project). Films will be introduced by Naomi
7pm The Pascua Lama Project (15 minute short)
...followed by "Our Land, Our Life", the award winning film about the Western Shoshone.
9:30pm The Pascua Lama Project (again)
...followed by "Wiradjuri Forever", the Story of the struggle for Lake Cowal
May 2nd, Toronto Day of Action
9:30 am -
Converge to confront the shareholders. Amidst street theater and
colorful bannering, activists will pass out reports and dialogue with
shareholders as they enter the AGM.
John Bassett Theatre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
255 Front Street West, Lower Level, Toronto, Canada
5 pm - Converge at Barrick's headquarters to protest Barrick and celebrate the events of the day.
Including Western Shoshone and Wiradjuri speakers, local activist
groups and a round-up of the day's actions internationally.
Canada Trust Tower
161 Bay Street, Suite 3700, Toronto
Events in Montreal will be organized by the Grupo No A Pascua Lama: contact: Isabell Orellana: orellana.isabel (at) uqam.ca
Marie-Ève Marleau: marleau.marie-eve (at) courrier.uqam.ca
Events in Vancouver are being organized by Rights Action:info (at) rightsaction.org
Rights Action will be doing street theater during the day with a call
for a convergence at 5pm. They have been touring with activists and
affected community members from Guatemala and Honduras for the past
month in lead up to this event.
Also, there will be a movie premiere *on May 2* of the second part of
its documentary report on the growing battle in Honduras between the
Church and foreign companies like Canada's Goldcorp Inc - and
investigates claims that the mining operations are threatening the
health of Hondurans.
To view 360 Vision clips, http://www.youtube.com/visiontvcanada"www.youtube.com/visiontvcanada
The program airs on Wednesday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET, and repeats on Monday,
May 7 at 8:30 p.m.
Plus, this event in New Brunswick, CANADA!
TUESDAY, MAY 1- 7:00
Opening of the Panzós exhibit. Speakers: Marie Maltaise - Welcome; Judy
Loo with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network on the
Mining the Connections Campaign; Tracy Glynn with the Mining Advocacy
Network (jatam.org) and Mines and Communities (minesandcommunities.org) on the growing resistance to mining abuses. Film screening of Sipakapa No Se Vende/Sipakapa is Not for Sale (60 min, rightsaction.org).
Sipakapa No Se Vende tells the story of the Maya people of the Sipakapa
region of Guatemala resisting a Canadian-owned gold mine development.
This event is held in conjunction with a week long global days of
action against Barrick Gold, and Goldcorp, the Canadian gold mining
company that now owns the gold mine in the Sipakapa region.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
The Maritime tour of the exhibit is coordinated by the
Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and is linked to the
Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network's Mining the Connections Campaign (arsn.ca). For more information, contact Judy Loo at 455-9068 or Tracy Glynn at 458-8747, tracy (at) jatam.org