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Solidarity Actions in Canada

April 28th, 2007

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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 Klein

2 screenings:

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.


BCE Place
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!


PANZOS

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

 

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