CorpWatch Press Release: "Barrick's Dirty Secrets: Communities Worldwide Respond to Gold Mining Impacts
for immediate release.
• individual profiles on Barrick's operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, the U.S., Australia, the Philippines, and Canada.
• how Barrick's Valedero and Pascua Lama projects got placed in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve;
• a roundup of mine security and police repression in Peru;
• how "illegal" miners have had their lives threatened and taken away in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea;
• how Barrick threatens indigenous spiritual grounds of the Wiradjuri in Australia and the Western Shoshone in the U.S.
• how Barrick threatens the water sources in water scarce areas in Chile, Argentina, Australia, and Nevada. In New South Wales, Australia, Barrick's mine is licensed to use 17 million liters on water per day. Meanwhile, that region is experiencing their worst drought in the last hundred years.
• profiles of on-going community struggles against Barrick around the world
en español: http://www.corpwatch.org
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Also on May 2nd, as part of an "International Day of Action" against Barrick, protests will take place in six different countries as well as in Toronto, Canada, where Barrick is based. On the same day, Canada's second largest gold mining company, GoldCorp, will be protested at their annual meeting in Vancouver. For more information about these actions, go to protestbarrick.net.