|Statement and Questions from Tanzania at Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting, 27 April 2011|
Pieter Blasedow read the statement and questions on behalf of the Lawyer Environmental Action Team/Friends of the Earth Tanzania at Barrick Gold's shareholder meeting, April 27, 2011
|Statement and Questions from Papua New Guinea at Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting, 27 April 2011|
Unfortunately Jethro Tulin from Porgera, Papua New Guinea was held up due to plane delays to be able to get to the Barrick Gold shareholders meeting. There were also doubts that they would have let him in as his name was on a special list along with Protest Barrick co-editor and Friends of the earth campaigner, Natalie Lowrey.
|Statement and Questions from Australia at Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting, 27 April 2011|
Natalie Lowrey, co-editor of ProtestBarrick.net and campaigner with Friends of the Earth Australia was denied entry as a proxy ticket hodler into Barrick Gold's shareholder meeting. This was the statement and questions she was going to ask about Barrick's Mine in Lake Cowal.
|Report Back from Barrick Gold AGM: Access Denied to ProtestBarrick.net Proxy and Shareholder
Up to 200 people attended the rally to confront Barrick Gold outside their shareholder meeting in Toronto. ProtestBarrick.net shareholder and proxy were refused into the AGM and Papuan New Guinea representatives were held up in getting into Canada so missed their opportunity to make a statement to Barrick Shareholders and the Board of Directors, however, questions were asked on behalf of community in Tanzania.
|Testimony before Canadian Parliament re Barrick & Porgera JV (Papua New Guinea) |
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
In October & November 2009, the Canadian House of Commons' Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Intl. Development held hearings on "Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability". The following statements were made regarding issues including allegations of killings, rape & other security problems involving personnel at the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea, as well as the Porgera mine's environmental impacts. (Barrick Gold holds a large majority stake of the Porgera Joint Venture.)
|DECLARATION OF BINATIONAL MEETING CHILE AND ARGENTINA:"LOS ANDES MINING WITHOUT BORDER"
July 15th, 2010
|Espejitos por oro / Mirrors for gold|
A video by a young activist film maker from the Dominican Republic, Jose Maria Cabral, highlighting the concerns of Dominica peoples about Barrick Gold's operations on their lands. [The video is in spanish only]
|Statement of Mark Ekepa, Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association at Barrick’s Annual General Meeting|
April 28th, 2010
Statement of Mark Ekepa, Chairman of the Porgera Landowners Association at Barrick’s 2010 Annual General Meeting, held on April 28.
|Statement of the Diaguita Huascoaltinos Indigenous and Agricultural Community, Chile|
April 28th, 2010
Statement of the Diaguita Huascoaltinos community, prepared for the 2010 Barrick annual general meeting held on April 28, 2010.
|HUASCOALTINOS CLAIM IS ADMITTED BY THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: a statement from the Diaguita Huascoaltinos|
Diaguita Huascoaltinos Indigenous and Agricultural Community
February 23rd, 2010
On February 12 we were notified that the request for our Diaguita Agricultural Community Los Huascoaltinos was deemed admissible by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Thus, this international body recognizes that the Chilean state committed alleged violations of rights enshrined in the American Convention on Human Rights when Chile approved Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project.
|Once Upon a Water Source|
by Jessie Boylan, http://jessieboylan.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/once-upon-a-water-source/
Freelance photojournalist, Jessie Boylan visits community impacted by Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine in Tanzania after their land and lives were dramatically impacted by toxic contamination from a leakage at the mine site in May 2009.
|Romina Picolotti, former Secretary of the Environment of Argentina|
by Romina Picolotti, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development testimony
November 24th, 2009
I speak before you today in two capacities: first, as the former Secretary of the Environment of Argentina, serving under the previous and present administrations, and secondly, as the President of the Center for Human Rights and the Environment, a globally prized organization over which I now preside, based in Córdoba, Argentina. You are obviously aware of the very large mining ventures run by the Canadian company Barrick Gold in Argentina and Chile. Perhaps you know that Barrick’s Argentina gold mining venture is one of the largest mining projects in the world. Unfortunately, I must say, that far from being the beacon and model of sustainable mining that we would hope for in the 21st century, Barrick Gold is a modern example of how powerful economic giants can unscrupulously manipulate local politics and skirt environmental and social controls to maximize profit, minimize investment risk, and ignore local culture and communities to the detriment of greater global objectives of sustainable development.
|UNPFII: Intervention by Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer of Akali Tange Association (Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea)|
by Jethro Tulin, Akali Tange Association, PNG
May 27th, 2009
Intervention by Jethro Tulin, Executive Officer of Akali Tange Association (Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea) at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
|STATEMENT: Testimony of Sergio Campusano, prepared for Barrick Gold's 2009 Annual General Meeting|
|Video Presentation of Sergio Campusano during '08 protestbarrick tour. (en español)|
by Sergio Campusano, Diaguita Huascoaltinos Indigenous and Agricultural Community
May 15th, 2008
|Jethro Tulin: Testimony at 7th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues|
by Jethro Tulin, Akali Tange Association, PNG
April 23rd, 2008
|Papua New Guinea landowner testimonies|
by David Martinez, PNG interviews August 2006
Testimony from principal landowners near Barrick's Porgera mine. Interviews by David Martinez, August 2007. Includes video.
|Testimony of Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams|
|Wiradjuri Elder: Kathleen Towney|
|Critique of Water Shares Agreement and Barrick's "94% approval rating": Luis Faura Cortes, Councilperson of Alto del Carmen.|
by Luís Faura Cortes
January 15th, 2007
Testimony of Luis Faura Cortes, Councilperson of Alto del Carmen, about the misleading water shares agreement between the Vigilance Junta and Barrick Gold.