|Tanzanian journalist uncovers truth about mining industry|
by Cailey McDermott, The Echo
December 15th, 2008
ProtestBarrick.net supporter and investigative journalist, Evans Rubara speaks about the exploitation of Tanzanian land and people by multinational mining industries in a speaking tour in the US.
|Intruders attempt to seize North Mara mine|
December 13th, 2008
A person was shot dead when thousands of gold seekers invaded Barrick`s North Mara Gold Mine in Tarime District and destroyed equipment worth 15 million US dollars.
|Barrick considering pulling out|
by Correspondent Njonanje Samwel, Guardian
December 5th, 2008
The giant mining firm Barrick Gold Tanzania has said it is considering halting its operations in the country. Barrick Vice President, Africa Region, Gareth Taylor told this paper in an interview yesterday, shortly after he attended a workshop to launch the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) held in Dar es Salaam, a global mining `watchdog`.
|Barrick Holds Media-only Holiday Party|
by Chris Daniels, PR Week
December 1st, 2008
While many companies have canned their Christmas parties, Barrick Gold invited journalists to its media-only Christmas party via online video.
|ARGENTINA: Frustration Over Veto of Glacier Protection Law|
by Marcela Valente, http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=44898
November 29th, 2008
The decision by the administration of Cristina Fernández to veto a law to protect Argentina's glaciers -- important reserves of freshwater -- has caused deep concern among scientists and environmentalists who participated in writing the legislation.
|Mining policy overhaul urgently needed in Tanzania|
November 25th, 2008
LAST week an international human rights and business conduct watch dog, Business and Human Rights Centre, published on its website two statements from the country’s two leading mining sector multinational corporations.
|Opponents file suit to stop Barrick's Cortez Hills gold project|
by Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb
November 25th, 2008
A Western Shoshone group, environmentalists and other activists seek to halt one of Nevada’s last major gold projects, Barrick’s million-ounce per year Cortez Hills Gold Project.
|Shoshone Indians Sue to Stop Barrick's Nevada Gold Mine|
by By Lisa J. Wolf , Environment News Service
November 25th, 2008
Five tribal and public interest parties filed a lawsuit in Nevada Federal Court on Thursday, seeking an immediate injunction to stop one of the largest open pit cyanide heap leach gold mines in the United States - the Cortez Hills Expansion Project on Mt. Tenabo.
|Dangerous Duty in Papua New Guinea|
by Sakura Saunders, The Dominion
November 22nd, 2008
Community members get "the opposite of what was promised" from Barrick Gold
|Barrick Gold ready to carve up Western Shoshone sacred mountain|
by Brenda Norrell, The Narcosphere
November 21st, 2008
Barrick Gold, coring out mountains around the world for small amounts of gold, is ready to carve the sacred mountain of the Western Shoshone into a crater, with cyanide leaching.
|Mining and colonial practices in Tanzania - The return of Victorian era exploitation?|
by Evans Rubara, Africa Files
November 20th, 2008
Multinational mining activities are introducing another era of colonialism in Tanzania as they hold major decisive positions on the use of prime land areas, and profit greatly from the mining of valuable mineral resources. In the recent past, Tanzanians have raised concerns on how the multinational mining companies plunder the natural resources at the expense of the local people. Because of the prevalent high rates of this pillaging of the national stock of natural resources, the citizenry have woken with an uproar to question the government’s stance on ensuring land security for its people, and benefits from their resources.
|Don't cry for me Argentina's glaciers|
The Great Beyond
November 17th, 2008
Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, has just vetoed a bill to protect the country’s glaciers, reports Reuters. The bill was passed only a month ago by Argentina’s congress.
|December Court Challenge to more Mining at Lake Cowal|
November 17th, 2008
The case against the State Government and the mine's operator, Barrick Australia Limited, made by Neville Williams, has been listed for hearing on Monday, December 17.
|Caretakers of the Land|
by Meg Hewings, The Dominion
November 16th, 2008
For the Western Shoshone, an indigenous nation with an unceded Treaty covering a large swath of 60 million acres of ancestral territory stretching across Nevada, California, Idaho and Utah, their traditional homeland is better described as a war zone.
|Environmentalists Decry Argentina Presidential Veto of Bill That Halted $2.4 Billion Mine with Chile|
Latin American Herald Tribune
November 15th, 2008
Environmental groups expressed their displeasure with the decision by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to veto a glacier-protection bill that would have restricted mining and oil drilling.
|Argentina vetoes glacier law that curbed mining|
November 14th, 2008
Argentina's president has vetoed a law protecting the country's glaciers that would have restricted mining and oil drilling, officials and environmental campaigners said on Friday.
|Union, delegate fined for illegal strike at Lake Cowal|
October 21st, 2008
A UNION has been fined $8000 and one of its delegates penalised $1100 over an illegal strike at the Lake Cowal gold mine nearly three years ago.
|Requiem for Reko Diq|
by Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, DAWN
September 30th, 2008
Since 1947, successive governments at the centre have pursued a policy of intimidation and coercion towards the Baloch. Most provincial governments have played the disgraceful role of legitimising and lending respectability to army operations, forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, incarcerations and the acquisition of land. The goal has been to coerce the population into acquiescence so that exploitation can be conducted in a threat-free environment. Of late, much-publicised mega projects are actually depriving the Baloch of their resources and said to be adversely changing the demographic balance in the province.
|PASCUA LAMA UPDATE: Project mired in conflict|
September 4th, 2008
Construction of the Pascua Lama mine, which straddles the border between Chile and Argentina, was scheduled to begin two years ago. But the lucrative project remains on hold while a dispute continues between the governments of Chile and Argentina regarding taxation.
|Mining Prohibition Repealed in La Rioja, Argentina|
by Assembly of Citizens for Life, La Rioja, www.ciudadanosporlavida.com.ar
August 11th, 2008
Legislators have repealed a year-old law which had prohibited open-pit metals mining in the province of La Rioja, Argentina. Provincial laws Nº 8137, 8138 were passed in March of 2007 in a widespread struggle carried out in La Rioja against a Barrick project in the Famatina mountain range in this arid agricultural province.