|Gold mines collapse|
the Guardian (Tanzania)
July 21st, 2013
After years of super profits, Tanzania’s gold mining sector is facing a serious crisis as gold prices tumble down this week from a record $1900 to $1,277 per ounce at the beginning of this year. As production costs at the African Barrick Gold (ABG) and Geita Gold Mine (GGM) remain high, the gold mining industry which enjoyed a boom from 2006 is now at the crossroads. Already, potential investors have shelved any plans of developing new mines following price falls at the global market.
|Third extractive industry report points finger at gold mining companies: Barrick doesn't "Pay a dime" in corporate tax|
by FINNIGAN WA SIMBEYE, Tanzania Daily News
July 9th, 2013
In fact, Barrick which is the world's largest gold miner and the largest gold miner in the country with four mines, including Buzwagi whose controversial signing in 2007, may close down three of its mines without paying a dime in corporate tax.
|Blows to Barrick: Barrick's stocks tumble as costs rise|
July 5th, 2013
In recent months, Barrick's share price have continuously tumbled to its current price of under $15/share, down from over $40/share last October. While there are many factors that have contributed to this sudden fall, much of it can be attributed to bad management, high debt, and fraudulent activity on the part of Barrick Gold.
by Tim Elliot, Sydney Morning Herald - Good Weekend
In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, the locals are largely locked out of the wealth of a lucrative goldmine. Tim Elliott meets a few brave young men determined to claim just a tiny piece of pie.
|Barrick to lay off 100 at Toronto head office|
The world's largest gold-mining company has announced plans to eliminate 100 jobs at its corporate headquarters in Toronto. Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) said Monday the reduction represents 30 percent of the head office. Barrick spokesman Andy Lloyd cited a challenging business environment. Falling gold prices, rising costs and a sagging stock price weighed down by its Pascua-Lama project have plagued the company. Since late 2011, the gold price has fallen by $600 -- over 30 percent.
|US$96M fine ratchets Dominican Republic-Barrick Gold showdown|
May 1st, 2013
The Dominican Government on Wednesday halted another precious metal shipment by Barrick Gold, just hours after offering the Canadian based minor a “final deal” to amend the contract for the mine at Pueblo Viejo.
|Barrick’s environmental foes jump on wobbly miner |
by MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT , Globe and Mail
April 25th, 2013
The long term outlook for Barrick shares hinges on many factors: the gold price is obviously the biggest driver, but the company also faces vociferous opposition from environmentalists and many residents around its mine sites, which should be a long term worry for shareholders.
|Barrick AGM Protest in pictures|
April 24th, 2013
Protesters braved the rain to send a message to shareholders of Barrick Gold: "Barrick is a toxic asset, invest in life!" (all photos Allan.Lissner.net)
|New Report! "Debunking Barrick"|
by multiple authors, ProtestBarrick
April 23rd, 2013
As Protest Barrick completes its sixth year of working with communities impacted by Barrick Gold, we are publishing a different kind of alternative annual report. We have noticed over the years that despite some of Barrick`s major abuses coming into light, the company has been able to maintain – within select circles – a reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Meanwhile, around the world, Barrick’s name is still associated with corruption, abuse and environmental harms.
|Dominicans Protest Against Canadian Miner Barrick Gold|
Latin American Herald Tribune
April 22nd, 2013
Dozens of people marched Thursday in this northern Dominican city against Canadian miner Barrick Gold, which is developing the massive Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Caribbean nation.
|2012-13: A bad year for Barrick|
excerpt of "Debunking Barrick", an alternative annual report on Barrick Gold
April 18th, 2013
Before you think about investing in Barrick, check out this timeline of actions against Barrick's operations around the world since last July.
|Barrick Gold: Is Pascua-Lama A Mine That Should Not Be Built?|
April 16th, 2013
The uphill struggle for Barrick Gold (ABX) to finally bring the Pascua-Lama mine into production hit another snag last week when a Chilean court ordered all works on the Chilean side of the project to cease pending a decision on a complaint filed by a group of native indigenous people. Court sources quoted by Reuters anticipate the dispute to go to the Chilean Supreme Court, which could mean delays to the order of several months. The suspension is the latest in a series of setbacks to the Pascua-Lama project. Target dates for initial production have been delayed, and cost estimates had to be corrected at least twice.
|CONFRONT BARRICK: 2013 AGM Protest and Alternative Annual Report!|
Once a year, the board of Directors of the world’s most powerful gold mining corporation converge in downtown Toronto. This year, we're releasing a report that chronicles Barrick's lies and highlights the true stories behind their false CSR spin. Help us ensure that these stories don't get ignored.
|Dominican government halts a Barrick Gold shipment(Update)|
March 14th, 2013
The Dominican Republic government Wednesday halted a gold shipment worth millions which the Barrick Gold Pueblo Viejo Corp. was about to export to Canada via the United States, from the Las Americas Airport’s freight terminal. President Danilo Medina reportedly instructed Customs director Fernando Fernandez to ban the export until the Canadian mining company reaches an agreement with the government.
|Economic Displacement + Water Depletion + Long-Term Pollution ≠ Sustainable Development|
ProtestBarrick editor Sakura Saunders distributed this fact sheet at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto on March 5, 2013. It is just the tip of the iceberg regarding Barrick's abuses, but enough points to prove a point that Barrick does not promote sustainable development at their mine sites. The fact sheet was distributed after Saunders spoke during the question period of the CEO panel which featured Barrick CEO, Jamie Sokalsky.
|Tanzania: Two Killed in Mine Invasion|
by Jacob Mugini, Tanzania Daily News
March 4th, 2013
TWO people were on Saturday killed at the North Mara Gold Mine which is operated by African Barrick Gold (ABG), police have said. "Examination on the bodies of the deceased at the Tarime District Hospital has just been concluded and it indicates that the lady was shot on her left eye by a bullet which came out of her body through her back and we are still investigating whether the bullet was fired by our officers,' Mr Sabastian Zakaria, a senior police officer at the Tarime special regional police zone said on Sunday afternoon.
|Notorious Dominican lawmaker heads protest against Barrick Gold|
February 13th, 2013
Hundreds of people including a notorious Deputy are marching Wednesday to protest against Canadian miner Barrick Gold, demanding a revision of the contract to exploit the Pueblo Viejo site, or leave the country .
|New government threat for Barrick/Goldcorp|
by Peter Koven, Financial Post
January 31st, 2013
The threat of resource nationalism never seems to go away. This week, the spotlight shifted to Barrick Gold Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. as the Dominican Republic’s Congress said it wants a “more favourable” contract on the Pueblo Viejo mine.
|Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines ‘a serious problem’|
by Catherine Solyom, Montreal Gazette
December 18th, 2012
Canadians abroad have long benefited from what psychologists call “the halo effect”: Because of its reputation as a peace-loving, human-rights respecting, tree-hugging land, Canada can do no wrong. But perceptions in Latin America are changing, say observers here and there, as conflicts pitting Canadian mines against local communities become entrenched and spread across continents, and the line between those companies and the Canadian government becomes increasingly blurred.
|Clean capitalism gets mixed results in the Andes|
CSR has become controversial because, observers said, it does not necessarily make the mining more responsible — it makes it easier to sell.Rod Jimenez, the vice-president of corporate affairs for Barrick South America, said the company has done a lot to build trust in the community, likening the battle for hearts and minds around Pascua-Lama to a marriage.
|Chileans divided over value of Barrick’s water fund|
by Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com
December 18th, 2012
2012 was not a great year for Canada’s Barrick Gold (NYSE, TSX: ABX) when it comes to its $8.5 billion Pascua Lama project, straddling the border of Argentina and Chile. There has been recent legal actions filed against the company for allegedly not having all the rights to proceed with the development of the mine. And now locals, divided over the merits of a water fund created by Barrick, threaten the fragile status quo in northern Chile.
|Thousands invade gold mine in Mara. One dead.|
The Guardian Tanzania
November 9th, 2012
More than 4,000 people in Tarime District armed with traditional weapons have raided the North Mara Gold Mine (ABG) with the intention of stealing rocks rich in gold, prompting policemen who were on patrol to use weapons to disperse them, killing one person in the process.
|Activists want Barrick taxed on gains|
by PIUS RUGONZIBWA , Daily News Tanzania
August 22nd, 2012
STAKEHOLDERS have called for the government to hurriedly charge and collect Capital Gains Tax from the African Barrick Gold (ABG) following reports that its mother company, Barrick Gold, intends to sell off its stakes to a Chinese investor.
|Accumulation by Dispossession: Barrick & Goldcorp’s Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine in the Dominican Republic|
by James Rodriguez, MiMundo
July 30th, 2012
Barrick and Goldcorp’s Pueblo Viejo gold mining project, the “biggest single foreign direct investment ever done in the Dominican Republic estimated at US $3.5 billion”, should begin full operations in July 2012. While the economic sectors deem it an economic blessing, the local population, environmentalists, and progressive groups strongly oppose it due to numerous social problems already underway and the potential to cause an irreversible environmental disaster in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
|Villagers blame goldmine for unfair compensation|
The Guardian (Tanzania)
January 9th, 2012
Kakola Namba Tisa villagers in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region, have lodged complaints against the Bulyahulu Goldmine owned by Barrick Tanzania for failing to compensate them fairly after the company took their land.
|Mining companies in Tanzania yet to pay raised royalty fees|
January 2nd, 2012
Tanzanians are yet to start benefiting from the new mining law which raised royalty paid on precious minerals including gold from three to four per cent because mining companies haven’t migrated to the new tax regime.
|Barrick Gold’s Tanzanian headache|
by Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine
September 30th, 2011
Geoffrey York reports in the Globe and Mail's Business magazine, over 11 pages with colour photos on Barrick's mine in North Mara 'As long as Tanzanians are forced to choose between dying for a living and the potential wealth that they can gain by invading Barrick’s gold mine, the bloodshed at North Mara is likely to continue. Weapons and walls are a poor solution.'
by Michelle Slater, Castlemaine Independent
July 27th, 2011
Can gold ever be ethical?
|In an African mine, the lust for gold sparks a deadly clash|
by GEOFFREY YORK, The Globe and Mail
June 8th, 2011
The morning of May 16 began like many others. Carrying hammers and rucksacks, hundreds of Tanzanian villagers trudged to the mountain of waste rock at dawn expecting to make another illicit deal with the heavily armed police who protect it. Two hours later, at least five villagers were dead and many others wounded – gunned down by police at the gold mine owned by a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation of Toronto.
|Tanzanians Killed at Barrick’s North Mara Mine Not Forgotten|
Munk OUT of UofT campaign
Approximately 70 people gathered today at a commemoration held for the seven individuals killed in Tanzania at African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine. Public outcry over this violence has been amplified by recent reports that local security/police forces employed by the mine have attempted to ban a memorial ceremony for the deceased. To the horror of many local families, these security forces also stole 5 of the 7 peoples’ bodies from the mortuary.
|Gold mine saga sign of things to come |
by Mobhare Matinyi, The Citizen - TANZANIA
June 2nd, 2011
Once again, Tanzanians are mourning the deaths of five of their fellow citizens shot dead by police on May 16, at the African Barrick Gold’s North Mara gold mine in Tarime District, Mara Region.
|Toronto Star reporter arrested, deported for investigating North Mara murders|
by Jocelyn Edwards, The Star.com: CANADIAN PRESS
May 28th, 2011
Engaging in journalism activities without permission: Journalist, Jocelyn Edwards' account of being arrested and detained in Tanzania trying to investigate recent killings at Barrick Gold's North Mara mine.
|Barrick's Bodysnatchers: Wanton killings, criminalization, and degradation continue at the North Mara Mine in Tanzania
by Sakura Saunders, co-editor protestbarrick.net, The Dominion Paper (Canada)
May 26th, 2011
On May 16, over a thousand people entered a mine in northern Tanzania, desperate to collect whatever gold they could from the modern industrial site that used to be their bread and butter. But instead of providing the displaced artisanal miners with a boost to their meager income, the day ended in horror. Seven men were killed, and at least a dozen wounded when police unleashed a hail of bullets.
|Families accuse police of stealing bodies of Tanzanians killed at Canadian mine|
by Jocelyn Edwards, The Toronto Star
May 24th, 2011
Police stormed the mortuary late Monday night and forcibly removed bodies belonging to four of the five men shot, witnesses said. The fifth body, which relatives allege was mistreated, had already been buried and was not in the mortuary.
|Tarime killings: The inside story|
by George Marato, the Guardian (Tanzania)
May 22nd, 2011
Breach of trust within the unholy trinity comprising the police, company staff and youngsters pinning their livelihood on proceeds from the sale of gold concentrates, has emerged as the source of the high tension between North Mara Gold Mine and the neighbouring Nyamongo locality.
|Angry Nyamongo villagers attack MP|
The Guardian (Tanzania)
May 19th, 2011
Angry Nyamongo villagers yesterday pelted the Tarime Member of Parliament, Nyambari Nyangwine (CCM) and journalists with stones near North Mara Gold mine, the scene of bloody clashes earlier this week.
|North Mara’s message to government|
by Beldina Nyakeke , The Citizen (Tanzania)
May 17th, 2011
Relatives of people who were shot dead by police at Barrick North Mara gold mine have refused to take their bodies for burial until the government assures them on its plans to end calamities of that nature once and for all. Speaking here yesterday, they said that they were tired of the recurrence of such incidents in which their relatives have been losing their lives.
|FP: Seven ‘intruders’ killed at African Barrick mine|
by Peter Koven, Financial Post
May 17th, 2011
When Barrick Gold Corp. spun its African properties into a new company last year, investors knew they were being sold high-risk assets that had their share of problems. But they didn’t imagine this.
|Landmark decision gives miners exclusive land rights in Papua New Guinea|
A SENIOR lawyer has predicted that a recent landmark decision of the National Court giving Porgera Joint Venture Company exclusive rights of occupancy to its Special Mining Lease will affect thousands of landowners living in major resource development project areas throughout the country.
|Tanzania: Killings and Toxic Spill Tarnish Barrick Gold |
by Zahra Moloo, Toward Freedom
The Thigithe River in North Mara, Tanzania meanders through scattered villages and clumps of trees in a vast expanse of land ringed by hills close to the Kenyan border. Nearby, an enormous, sprawling mound of rocks and stones several meters high reaches up from the earth. This is the region's notorious gold mine, operated by African Barrick Gold, a subsidiary of the Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation. The mine has a reserve of an estimated 2.95 million ounces of gold.
|Act on abuses, Papua New Guinea activists plea|
by BJ Siekierski, iPolitics.ca
A pair of Papua New Guinean activists are in Ottawa for a fourth time hoping a recent report will help them succeed where earlier pleas have failed.
|Tribesmen ask Canada to force changes at PNG mine|
OTTAWA — Two members of the Ilipi tribe of Porgera in the Papua New Guinea highlands on Thursday appealed to Canada to clamp down on abuses of mining companies abroad.
|Informe narrativo: Manifestación contra reunión de accionistas de la Barrick, movilizando en apoyo a comunidades afectadas|
El equipo ProtestBarrick.net está actualmente en Toronto, Canadá, para la reunión anual general de la Barrick Gold y nuestra quinta gira con comunidades afectadas. Este año participan representantes de comunidades de Papua Nueva Guinea, y esperamos (si logren sus visas) que se sumarán desde Tanzania y las Filipinas también.
|REPORT BACK: Barrick shareholder protest, mobilising in support of impacted communities|
The ProtestBarrick.net team is currently in Toronto, Canada for the Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting (AGM) and our 5th speaking tour with Barrick mining impacted communities. This year we are joined by Papua New Guinean community and hopefully (visas permitting) community from Tanzania and the Philippines.
|PHOTOS: Activist Protest Against Barrick Gold|
On Wednesday, over 100 activists protested against Barrick Gold outside the Metro Convention Centre, where Barrick Gold was holding its annual shareholders' meeting.
|African Barrick Gold Clean Up Your Act! People and Livestock Threatened in Tanzania|
On Thursday 21 April Sally and Adriana handed out flyers to shareholders at the first African Barrick annual general meeting in London. The flyer focused on Barrick's North Mara mine in Tanzania and the devastating impacts on the environment and community.
|[Espanol] AMIGOS DE LA TIERRA INTERNACIONAL SE SUMA A PROTESTAS CONTRA BARRICK GOLD
'¡Barrick Gold limpien el desastre! Derecho a la vida por encima de las ganancias del oro'|
TORONTO [CANADÁ], 27 de abril, 2011 – Hoy, durante la asamblea general anual (AGM) de la empresa minera Barrick Gold en Toronto (Canadá), Amigos de la Tierra Internacional apoya un fuerte llamado de las comunidades del mundo a detener la minería de oro y las prácticas destructivas de Barrick Gold. Campañistas están presentes en la asamblea y se sumaron a una manifestación frente al lugar. Barrick Gold, la minera de oro más grande del mundo, ha sido objeto de muchos estudios que documentan violaciones a los derechos humanos y devastación ambiental a nivel mundial, en países como Filipinas, Tanzania y Australia.
|MEDIA RELEASE: Impacted Community Confronts Barrick Gold on Human Rights Abuses, Company Lies, and Cultural Slurs |
Indigenous representatives from Porgera, Papua New Guinea traveled to Canada this week to speak at Barrick Gold's annual general meeting (AGM). This year marks the fourth year that the Porgerans have visited Barrick Gold's AGM, each time raising serious human rights and food security issues.
|FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INTERNATIONAL JOINS PROTESTS AGAINST BARRICK GOLD
'Barrick Gold Clean Up Your Act! Right to Life Over Gold Profits'|
TORONTO [CANADA], April 27, 2011 – Today, during the annual general meeting (AGM) of mining company Barrick Gold in Toronto (Canada), Friends of the Earth International is supporting a loud call from communities around the world for a halt to gold mining and Barrick Gold's destructive practices. Campaigners are present at the meeting and join a protest rally outside the meeting venue. Barrick Gold, the largest gold miner in the world, has been the subject of many documented studies of human rights abuses and environmental devastation globally, including in the Philippines, Tanzania and Australia.
|Mining firm at loggerheads again with Tarime residents |
by Ray Naluyaga, The Citizen Bureau Chief, The Citizen (Tanzania)
January 22nd, 2011
Conflicts between mines and communities surrounding them has in most parts of Africa been the normal way of life as exemplified by the case of North Mara Gold Mine operating in Tarime, north-eastern Tanzania. Since the entering of Barrick Gold there, endless conflicts pitting the company and surrounding communities have been the order of the day.
|Barrick gold dig under press scrutiny|
by Ahmar Mustikhan, The Baltimore Examiner
December 25th, 2010
The world's largest gold mining corporation has received another setback when a former chief minister of Balochistan asked foreign companies to pullout of Balochistan and said the natural resources of Balochistan has to be preserved for the future generations.
|$260 Billion Gold Mines Going For A Song, Behind Closed Doors|
by SHAHEEN SEHBAI in Washington And AHMED NOORANI in Islamabad, The News International
November 3rd, 2010
Quietly, and below the media radar, some 20 top corporate bosses and lobbyists of two of the world’s largest gold mining groups have been meeting President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani, Governor State Bank and others in Islamabad throughout last week, pressing them to quickly hand over one of the world’s biggest gold and copper treasures found in Balochistan at Reko Diq, worth over $260 billion, to their companies, and for peanuts.
|Munk’s dubious mining morality|
by John McKay, Liberal MP, Ottawa, The Star.com: CANADIAN PRESS
Re: Lack of support for mining bill, Letter Oct. 31 Barrick Gold Corp.’s Peter Munk raises three very dubious moral arguments in his triumphalist celebration of the defeat of C-300. The first is that mining is important to our economy. True. Apparently as long as it is generating wealth for Canada, abuse of basic human rights, degradation of the host country’s environment, and criminal code offences are okay. Interesting moral equation.
|Dominican youngsters to walk in protest against Barrick Gold|
October 26th, 2010
Youth groups that demand the cancelation of the contract with the mining company Barrick Gold announced Tuesday that they’ll heighten their fight with a novel walk called “To the capital in reverse."
|Barrick hit by criminal gang|
by PHILIP WALLER , City AM
October 15th, 2010
African Barrick Gold yesterday slashed its 2010 production target for the second time in three months after claiming it had discovered alleged fuel theft at its new Buzwagi mine, sending its shares down.
|Border Mining Projects Before Ethics Tribunal|
by Daniela Estrada*, IPS
Latin American activists who want to call attention to mining developments located in border areas will gather in Chile to "pass judgement" on projects they regard as detrimental to local communities, the environment and national security.
|The Trouble with Billionaires by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks
by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks, The Toronto Star
September 10th, 2010
|Students abandon school for gold, prostitution in Tarime|
by Damas Mwita, This Day
August 24th, 2010
The future of many students in Tarime remains bleak as they continue to drop out of school due to various reasons such as early marriages, pregnancy and gold mining.
|Analysis: Argentine glacier protection bill could shut mines|
by Luis Andres Henao, Reuters
An Argentine bill to protect glaciers by banning mining in ice zones could hinder a new multibillion-dollar gold mine, shutter some projects and slow investment, although some mining provinces seeking to circumvent the measure are passing their own laws.
|Barrick Gold confirms deaths of 2 miners in Nevada mine shaft|
by Martin Griffith, Associated Press
Searchers in Nevada found the remains of two miners at the bottom of a gold mine shaft, company officials said Saturday, after crews worked for more than 32 hours to safely access the area 1,300 feet underground.
|Argentine lower house passes glacier bill|
by Luis Andres Henao, Reuters Africa
Argentine lawmakers on Wednesday approved a glacier-protection bill that would ban mining and oil drilling in the country's Andean ice fields.
|Mining Through Roots: Displacement, Poverty and the Global Extractive Industry|
by Sakura Saunders, editor protestbarrick.net
July 3rd, 2010
In Papua New Guinea, approximately 5000 adults** live within the Special Mining Lease area of Barrick Gold's Porgera mine. They are desperately seeking resettlement into another area that could provide them with the means to live the subsistence lifestyle that remains the livelihood of 75% of the country. Their requests have been denied by the company, which prefers to offer individual cash payments to villagers as their homes fall victim to waste-related landslides and police-instigated arson.
|Breaches of Freedom of Association Rife at AngloGold, Barrick Gold Mines in Tanzania|
ICEM in Brief
The International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions workshops in Tanzania on 12-13 March reveal blatant abuses of freedom of association by subsidiary mining enterprises of AngloGold Ashanti and Barrick Gold. The workshops were done specifically for ICEM affiliate Tanzania Association of Mining and Construction Workers’ Union (TAMICO), under the auspices of ICEM’s Sub-Saharan African Regional Organisation (SSARO), with ICEM President Senzeni Zokwana and ICEM/SSARO staff person Fabian Nkomo leading the important sessions.
|Official probe another setback for Barrick Gold’s Dominican mine|
The Labor Ministry launched an investigation today Friday to determine if the mining company Barrick Gold and its 34 subsidiaries are respecting their workers’ rights.
|Papua New Guinea Government Passes Law to Protect Industries from Indigenous Law Suits|
The Papua New Guinea legislature on May 28 amended sections of the country's Environment and Conservation Act to shield corporations from any responsibility for environmental damage caused by their operations, whether intentional or accidental.
|Barrick Supported Police Who Carried Out Fiery Evictions in PNG|
by Valerie Croft, The Dominion
Amnesty report confirms links between cops & Canadian mining company - Amnesty International (AI) recently made waves in human rights circles, publishing a new report focusing on Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold's role in violent forced evictions in the Porgera region of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
by Sakura Saunders, editor protestbarrick.net, The Dominion Paper
June 2nd, 2010
Disregard for political conflict reveals an international diplomacy concerned primarily with profits, and is consistent with the actions of Canada and its corporate ambassadors in situations around the globe where mining profits conflict with human rights.
by Sakura Saunders, editor protestbarrick.net, Dominion Paper
June 2nd, 2010
An ongoing independence struggle has been overlooked by Canadian and US delegates as they push the Pakistani state to force Balochistan’s approval of the Barrick/Antofagasta mine. Meanwhile, in a move that the group American Friends of Balochistan say reveals insensitivity to the region’s politics, Barrick hired a Pakistani army colonel as its public affairs manager and head of security for its Balochistan mine project. Disregard for political conflict reveals an international diplomacy concerned primarily with profits, and is consistent with the actions of Canada and its corporate ambassadors in situations around the globe where mining profits conflict with human rights.
|Indigenous leaders call for crackdown on Canadian mining companies abroad|
by Les Whittington, The Toronto Star
May 5th, 2010
Indigenous leaders from Papua New Guinea came to Parliament Hill today to urge MPs to support legislation to clamp down on the practices of Canadian mining firms operating in the developing world.
|Dominican Republic: Opposition to Barrick Gold Mining Operations|
by Rocio Diaz, Global Voices
March 28th, 2010
In 2009, the Dominican people stood up to fight against a cement factory that would be installed in the Los Haitises National Park. In 2010, it appears that another cause is mobilizing thousands of young people and adults - the presence of the mining consortium Barrick Gold in Cotuí, the head municipality in the province of Sánchez Ramírez, which is home to one of the largest gold mines in the world: Pueblo Viejo (Old Town), with estimated reserves of 24 million troy ounces of gold. Activists are concerned about the terms of the agreement with the Dominican State, as well as environmental impacts on the region.
|Dominicans say mining firm not honest about poisoning incident|
March 26th, 2010
A report on the recent poisoning of hundreds of Barrick Gold employees recommends the Dominican government amend its contract with the Canadian miner to ensure the country's interests are protected.
|analysis: Midas’s gold —Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur|
by Mir Mohammad Talpur, Daily Times
March 1st, 2010
The powerless provincial government in Balochistan, if it has a modicum of decency, should quit immediately to absolve itself of the responsibility of exploitation and destruction of Balochistan’s resources and environment.
|Canada's Long Road to Mining Reform|
by Cyril Mychalejko, editor, Upside Down world, writing for Toward Freedom
January 21st, 2010
Rape. Murder. Corruption. Environmental contamination. Impunity. These are just some of the charges and incidents that have plagued Canadian mining operations abroad for years. Now one Canadian lawmaker has taken on the Herculean challenge of legislating mining reform in a country that has traditionally acted like a parent in denial.
|Ban Barrick: Organizations demand to stop construction of Pascua Lama|
Feminist, religious and environmental organizations in Chile issued a declaration on the extractive project Pascua Lama, carried out by Canadian mining transnational corporation Barrick Gold in Huasco province, Chile and San Juan province, Argentina.
|Raisani says no mining licence granted for Reko Dik project|
by Staff Correspondent , DAWN
January 9th, 2010
A foreign company was granted a licence to explore copper and gold in the Reko Dik area but it was not allowed to mine the same, according to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.
|TANZANIA: Community Still Worried By Mine Contamination|
by Jessie Boylan, Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS)
December 30th, 2009
Solomon, 55, has been farming here near Nyangoto village, in Tanzania's rural Tarime district for a long time. "I was farming rice before," she said, "but I can’t anymore because of the chemicals." Solomon's farm was contaminated by a leak in May from Barrick Gold's North Mara mine - just 100 metres away. In large sections, the grass has completely died, and plants and some vegetation have off-coloured stalks. The stream running from the mine site has green growth covering it; there is no sign of insects, tadpoles or frogs, and some crystallised plants stick out of the water, as if frozen or covered by salt; no other streams in the area looked like this.
|Firm sues Government on mining contracts|
by Bernard James , The Citizen (Tanzania)
November 11th, 2009
A constitutional petition has been filed in the High Court, seeking to have all the mining contracts entered into by the government without Parliament's approval declared null and avoid, in an effort to curb the plunder of the country's natural resources.
|Tanzania's pot of gold|
by Khadija Sharife, PAMBAZUKA NEWS, Issue 450
October 1st, 2009
Tanzania is sitting on top of a US$39 billion ‘pot of gold’, Khadija Sharife writes in Pambazuka News, but unless the government can capture a more just proportion of royalties and taxes from the multi-nationals with concessions to mine the commodity, the country, one of the ten poorest in the world, is likely to get poorer still.
|Attempted Break-in At Tanzania's North Mara Mine; 1 Shot|
by Nicholas Bariyo, Dow Jones Newswire
September 14th, 2009
Police shot and injured a person at Barrick Gold Corp.'s (ABX) North Mara Gold Mine over the weekend as more than a hundred illegal miners invaded the premises, the communications officer of the mine, Edward Ibabila, told Dow Jones Newswires Monday.
|Papua New Guinea landowners threaten to shut down Barrick mine|
by Porgera Alliance
September 5th, 2009
A coalition of landowners and native groups announced today that they intend to shut down the Barrick Gold’s Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea if a petition that they presented to Barrick does not get a positive response. If the landowners – who own 2.5 per cent of the mine – do not receive this response within 30 days of August 25, when they presented the petition, they have pledged to shut down the mine’s operations.
|Light a Candle for Baluchistan: Baluch protest exploitation of Barrick Gold|
by Ahmar Mustikhan, American Friends of Baluchistan
A man who is on the council of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was part of an alleged racket in cahoots with a Toronto-based international gold giant that has reportedly resulted in billions of dollars of losses to Baluchistan.
|PEOPLE & POWER: The People Vs. Barrick Gold|
by Rodrigo Vasquez, Al Jazeera
July 22nd, 2009
Canadian mining giant, the Barrick Gold Company, has been forced out by local pressure, led by women who are concerned about what will be left of their mountains, their environment and their communities once the miners have gone. Filmmaker Rodrigo Vasquez followed the "Esquel crusaders" as they confronted Barrick Gold.
|The President, the Gold Mine and the Politics of Greed
by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR , CounterPunch
July 11th, 2009
At the precise moment George H. W. Bush, famous sky-diver, burst back into the headlines by renouncing his long-standing and ill-used membership in the National Rifle Association, the putative architect of the New World Order quietly sold his services to a much more invidious enterprise: American Barrick Resources Company.
|Tanzania Government bans water use near Barrick mine|
July 9th, 2009
The Tanzania government has banned the use of water from the Tigithe River, which may be contaminated with Sulphiric acid used by the Canadian company Barrick Gold at their North Mara Gold Mine in the Tarime discrict.
|Mine expansion delayed by Indigenous owners|
by Simon Butler, GreenLeft Weekly
July 4th, 2009
The NSW Supreme court of appeal ruled on July 1 that a planned expansion of the Lake Cowal gold mine in the central-west of NSW cannot go ahead for up to three months.
|EDITORIAL: Call for Bunge to probe North Mara gold mine deaths timely|
by EDITOR, This Day Tanzania
July 4th, 2009
SULPHURIC acid is an extremely potent liquid. Used carelessly in its concentrated form it kills any living thing, dissolves stones and similar things. The acid is used by mines, such as the North Mara Gold Mine in Tarime District, Mara Region in the process of purifying gold.
|Fresh storm over tax 'negotiations'|
by Orton Kiishweko
June 15th, 2009
The Government's decision to negotiate with mining companies operating in the country before revoking the tax exemptions they enjoy has provoked widespread backlash.
|PNG, Australian governments respond to abuse claims |
by Annie Guest, ABC Australia - The World Today
June 11th, 2009
The Australian Government has rejected demands that it intervene in disputes around a Papua New Guinea gold mine where there have been allegations of shootings, rapes and homes being torched.
|Guards accused of assaulting workers|
by Nick O'Malley, Sydney Morning Herald
June 10th, 2009
VILLAGERS are keeping a list of the dozens of people they say have been killed or assaulted by police and security forces guarding a goldmine in Papua New Guinea run by the multinational, Australian-based Canadian mining company, Barrick Gold.
|A walk through the valley of death|
by Nick O'Malley, Sydney Morning Herald
June 9th, 2009
Violence surrounding a PNG mine raises questions about the company's responsibility, writes Nick O'Malley.
|Barrick Gold colonel invites Baluch ire|
by Ahmar Mustikhan, Newsvine
June 5th, 2009
The De Jure Ruler of Baluchistan, Khan of Kalat Suleman Daud, and national hero Hairbyair Marri have expressed their deep resentments over the remarks of a Pakistani army colonel working for Barrick Gold Corporation against the Baluch struggle for their national rights.
|Video invitation to the March for Life and Against Pascua Lama in Chile (En Español)|
(En Español) This Video contains facts, pictures of the beautiful valley of Huasco, painful stories of these almost 10 years of community resistance, information on the proximity of Barrick with the Government, and of course, the people who called us to join this important protection for life and clean land and water.
|** BARRICK MINING DISASTERS - Emergency Funds Needed **|
May 21st, 2009
This has been a crazy past few weeks to be watchdogging Barrick Gold. Within the first week of starting our annual ProtestBarrick tour in Toronto, a Barrick-recommended military force in PNG started to torch hundreds of houses, allegedly to clear way for mine expansion. SO... we changed plans a bit, MiningWatch Canada sent an Urgent Appeal to several United Nations Special Rapporteurs and now we are now attending the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York! Amnesty International has also made a public statement on the recent events at Porgera.
|Families want payout from gold firm|
by Patty Magubira, Mwanza , The Citizen
May 20th, 2009
The North Mara Gold Mine (NMGM) has been given ten days in which to compensate members of 30 households claiming to have been affected by its poisonous heavy metals.
|Tanzania: Seeping Water from Mine Stokes Health Scare|
May 18th, 2009
Water from a storage pond at Barrick Gold's North Mara mine in Tanzania is seeping through containing walls, leading local villagers to fear their water sources are contaminated.
|Activists Try to Block Start of Pascua Lama Mine |
by Daniela Estrada , Inter Press Service News Agency
May 18th, 2009
As Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold gets ready to start construction at the Pascua Lama mine, straddling the Argentine-Chilean border, activists in Chile are scrambling to block the ambitious mining project while calling for an investigation of supposed irregularities committed in the approval process.
|RoyalOr Stakes a Claim on Mont-Royal|
May 15th, 2009
RoyalOr is composed of members of various communities around the world confronting projects developed by Canadian mining companies — including Barrick Gold, Goldcorp, New Gold, and Osisko. Affected community representatives came to Montreal from the Valle de Siria, Honduras; Valle de Huasco, Chile; Porgera, Papua New Guinea; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and Malartic, Quebec.
|Under Andean ice, a golden prize |
May 15th, 2009
An ambitious gold mining project in northern Chile, high up in the Andes close to ancient glaciers, is finally getting underway amid the economic downturn despite fears from environmentalists.
|Barrick fights public relations battle in Papua New Guinea|
May 12th, 2009
While Barrick Gold has decided to push ahead and build the Pascua Lama mine atop the Andean glaciers straddling Chile and Argentina, it is dealing with headaches on the ground in the highlands of tropical Papua New Guinea.
|Porgera mine area landowners need relocating, says PNG Enga Governor|
by Peter Ipatas , Radio New Zealand International
May 8th, 2009
The Governor of Papua New Guinea’s Enga Province says the national government and operators of the Porgera gold mine need to look at relocating people who live within Porgera’s Special Mining Lease, SML, area.
|Barrick's Pascua Lama project denounced as illegal|
May 7th, 2009
Barrick Gold Corporation announced today that its Pascua-Lama project, situated on the border of Chile and Argentina, is proceeding to construction. Community leaders and legal experts from Chile and Argentina – currently in Canada as part of an international delegation – responded to Barrick's announcement today by denouncing this project as illegal and lacking the social license to operate.
|MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Leaders from Papua New Guinea, Chile Raise Serious Human Rights and Environmental Concerns Around Barrick Gold Operations|
Mining Watch Canada
May 6th, 2009
Even as houses near Barrick's mine in the highlands of Papua New Guinea are being burned down in a joint military and police action, Jethro Tulin is in Canada to address shareholders and government officials, whom he considers complicit in the suffering of his people as a result of Barrick's Porgera Joint Venture mine.
|MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Leaders confront Barrick Gold|
April 29th, 2009
Indigenous leaders from Papua New Guinea and Chile traveled to Canada this week to attend the April 29 shareholders’ meeting of Barrick Gold. Here, they will confront Barrick about human rights abuses and environmental degradation on their lands.
|Western Shoshone gather at NV mountain being mined|
by Martin Griffith, Associated Press
April 18th, 2009
Dozens of Western Shoshone tribal members and activists are holding an annual ceremonial event on the flank of a northern Nevada mountain that is at the heart of their legal battle against the world's biggest gold mining company.
|MEDIA RELEASE: 28 peaceful protesters arrested after authorisation to occupy mine site|
April 12th, 2009
28 protesters were arrested this morning at Barrick Gold's mine operation in Lake Cowal, central western New South Wales. They were authorised to enter the mine site by Wiradjuri Tradtional Owners of Lake Cowal and its surrounds.
|MEDIA ALERT: Smoking ceremony, blockade and protesters occupy open cut pit halting mine operations.|
April 12th, 2009
Wiradjuri Traditional Owners and supporters are inside Barrick Gold’s mine operation in Lake Cowal central western New South Wales currently halting operations. Wiradjuri are conducting a smoking ceremony inside the mine site. Over 10,000 artefacts have been stolen and kept by Barrick Gold Corporation at the mine site in a compound encircled by a 6 foot fence. Over 25 supporters are currently occupying the open-cut pit and several others are blockading the front gate to prevent shift change.
|Indigenous activisits protest gold mine expansion
Radio Australia News
April 11th, 2009
In Australia, indigenous campaigners are holding a weekend-long protest to try to force the closure of a gold mine in central New South Wales.
|MEDIA RELEASE: Protesters to halt mining operations - unsustainable mining harms Australia|
April 11th, 2009
Concerned citizens have gathered in solidarity with Wiradjuri Traditional Owners of the Lake Cowal area to halt Barrick Gold Corporation’s mine operation in the lake. The campaign to Save Lake Cowal has been running for 10 years, this is the seventh gathering at Lake Cowal to protest the mine.
|Enga Governor opposes PNG military presence at Porgera|
Radio New Zealand International
April 10th, 2009
The Governor of Enga province in Papua New Guinea says the government’s decision to deploy members of the Defence Force and police to Porgera is not in the best interest of the local people.
|MEDIA RELEASE: Wiradjuri and Supporters Say No to Mine Expansion|
April 10th, 2009
What: Lake Cowal Gathering: No Expansion! Shut Barrick Gold’s Mine Down! When: 10-13 April 2009 Where: Lake Cowal, central western New South Wales From the 10-13 April up to 100 people from around Australia will make the journey to Lake Cowal in central western NSW to support Wiradjuri Traditional Owners in their 10 year campaign against the worlds largest gold miner.
|PNG to boost security around gold mine|
by Liam Fox, ABC News
April 9th, 2009
The Papua New Guinea Government is boosting security to deal with lawlessness around a gold mine in the Papua New Guinea highlands.
|Porgera security ops set to kick off|
by David Muri, The National – Papua New Guinea
April 6th, 2009
INTERNAL Security Minister Sani Rambi says more than 300 security personnel will be deployed to the strife-torn Porgera valley in Enga province to flush out warlords and stop illegal mining activities.
|Tanzania Bulyanhulu Miners Seek Legal Redress Over Dismissal|
by Nicholas Bariyo, Dow Jones Newswire
March 17th, 2009
Hundreds of workers who were dismissed in 2007 by management of Tanzania's Bulyanhulu Gold Mine are in court challenging their dismissal, union officials said Tuesday.
|UN to tackle mercury menace|
by MICHAEL RICHARDSON, The Canberra Times
March 3rd, 2009
Fear sparked by global recession, strains on banks and volatile paper currencies has brought the glitter back to gold. Its value has been rising rapidly in recent months, as investors seek a safe-haven from the economic and financial storm.
|PNG Govt bolsters gold mine security|
by Steve Marshall, ABC
February 27th, 2009
Soldiers and police in Papua New Guinea are being sent into the country's highlands to help tackle a deteriorating security situation near a huge gold mine.
|Harry Reid, Gold Member|
by Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones
February 24th, 2009
Elko is the wind-blasted heart of Nevada's mining country. The five surrounding counties produce all of the state's copper, almost a third of its silver, and nearly 90 percent of its gold. In 2007, mines in Nevada extracted nearly 190 tons of gold-three times the total yield in all other states. Only China, Australia, and South Africa dig up more. A billboard on the edge of town proclaims in a Victorian scrawl, "Discover the new economic gold rush."
|Barrick Australia says it will push ahead with plans to expand its Cowal Gold Mine at West Wyalong, despite a loss in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.|
ABC Central West NSW
February 10th, 2009
Barrick Gold has submitted a proposal to modify its development consent at the mine to almost double its size and extend its life by 11 years. Native title applicant Neville Williams started court action against the plan last November. On Friday, the Land and Environment Court upheld Mr Williams' challenge that the project is not a modification of the mine's existing development consent, but rather a radical transformation.
|Norway's sovereign wealth fund drops yet another mining investment; this time it's Barrick|
by Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb
February 2nd, 2009
A dispute over the riverine disposal methods utilized by Barrick's Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea has prompted Norway's Ministry of Finance to drop Barrick from Norway's Government Pension Fund-Global investments, valued at $188.3 million.
|Is Gold the duddest of dud investments?|
February 2nd, 2009
Everyone is buying gold. The frantic pace with which people are buying gold have prompted some to comment that gold has lost value as a commodity. According to Merrill Lynch, gold is "the duddest of dud investments." Ever since the U.S. dollar went off the gold standard, gold has had no special value as a commodity, with only 280 tons going to industrial uses per year.
|Super Pit mine expansion approved
AN expansion of the Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie has won government approval but it must meet new and stringent environmental conditions.
|Tanzanian Police Shoot Dead Intruder at Barrick Gold Mine|
by Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg
January 23rd, 2009
From Bloomberg: Tanzanian police shot dead an intruder at Barrick Gold Corp.'s North Mara mine yesterday after a group of people broke into the mine site, the company said.
From Tundu Lissu: On the morning of January 21, the paramilitary police units that were brought by the hundreds after last month's uprising by the local communities met a group of youth in an area where villagers' homes come right into the mine fence. Apparently, the paramilitaries started to chase the youth and in the process opened fire, killing Muhono Marwa Gibare and wounding Nyakebayi Chacha Nyakebayi and Maswi Bokobora. Muhono Marwa was shot in the back while running away from the police. He died instantly. This latest killing brings to two villagers who have died violently in that mine since last month and eight since Barrick apparently adopted their shoot-to-kill strategy in July of 2005.
|Barrick holds strong in Tanzania|
January 22nd, 2009
Barrick Gold's North Mara mine in Tanzania has had its share of problems. With relations with some in the surrounding community already frayed, matters came to a head on Dec. 11 of last year when some 3,000 villagers descended on the mine.
|Worst Companies in the World: US, Monsanto, Peabody and Barrick|
by Brenda Norrell, The Narcosphere
The United States was voted the Worst Company in the World, followed by Monsanto, Peabody Energy Corp. and Barrick Gold
|BACKGROUND AND IMMEDIATE CONTEXT: Civilian Uprising against Barrick Gold in Tanzania|
by Sakura Saunders, editor protestbarrick.net, http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2385
December 24th, 2008
|Tanzania Barrick Mine Intruders Steal Gold, Disrupt Output-Co|
by Nicholas Bariyo, Dow Jones Newswire
December 15th, 2008
Tanzania's North Mara Gold Mine has been invaded by around 4,000 intruders who stole gold ore and destroyed property worth $15 million, a spokesman for Barrick Gold Tanzania Ltd. said Monday.
|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.
|Villagers storm Barrick gold mine: Inflict much damage, FFU police deployed to disperse them|
This Day Tanzania
December 14th, 2008
Thousands of villagers raided the North Mara gold mine owned by Barrick Gold Corp on Thursday night and caused damage to various mining equipments worth more than $16 million (approx. 21bn/-).
|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`.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Barrick Gold censors Indigenous Leaders' opposition to gold mining on their lands|
May 7th, 2008
A delegation of Indigenous leaders travelled around the world to attend the Barrick Gold Annual General Meeting in Toronto today. They came to vent their opposition to Barrick Gold's mining practices on their lands.
|ACTION ALERT: Protesters Demand Accountability Outside Barrick Gold's AGM|
May 6th, 2008
On 6 May protesters gathered outside Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting to protest the companies destructive mining operations around the world.
|International Indigenous leaders attend Barrick Gold's Shareholder's meeting|
May 6th, 2008
Indigenous leaders from Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the United States traveled to Canada this week to attend the shareholders’ meeting of Barrick Gold. Here, they will make statements about Barrick's operations on their lands.
|7th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, United Nations, New York
Agenda Item 4: Pacific/Human Rights
Joint submission by Friends of the Earth International on behalf of Akali Tange Association Inc. Pogera Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
in a joint intervention with Lake Cowal Mooka and Kalara United Families within the Wiradjuri Nation, Murray Darling Basin, Central new South Wales, Australia Western Shoshone Defence Project, Nevada, USA Laura Calm Wind, Kitchenuhmay Koosib Inninuwug, Canada Indigenous Peoples Links Centre for Organization Research and Education (CORE) Land is Life, Indigenous Environment Network (IEN)
|7th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, United Nations, New York
Agenda Item 4.2: Pacific/Sustainable Development
Joint submission by Friends of the Earth International on behalf of Mooka and Kalara United Families within the Wiradjuri Nation,Murray Darling Basin, Central New South Wales, Australia in a joint intervention with
New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council Akali Tange Association Inc. Pogera Enga Province, Papua New Guinea Agence Kanak de Developpement Western Shoshone Defence Project, Nevada, USA Laura Calm Wind, Kitchenuhmay Koosib Inninuwug, Canada Comision Juridica para el Autodesarrollo de los Pueblos Originarios Andinos (CAPAJ), Andes Indigenous Peoples Links Centre for Organization Research and Education (CORE) First Indigenous Nations Civic Association of South Africa (FINCASA) Indigenous Environment Network (IEN)
|Barrick skeptical on Pascua-Lama project|
by Reporting by Robert Melnbardis; editing by Matthew Lewis, REUTERS
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) is not convinced there will be a resolution soon of tax and permit issues delaying its proposed $2.4 billion Pascua-Lama mine in Argentina, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
|New report slams Buzwagi contract
March 12th, 2008
A NEW report issued by several faith-based and civil society organisations has slammed the Buzwagi gold mine deal, saying members of parliament and the general public were hoodwinked by ex-minister for energy and minerals Nazir Karamagi into thinking that the upcoming project would pay huge taxes to the government.
|Tanzania activists and religious communities launch critical mining research|
by Salma Maoulidi , Pambazuka News
March 10th, 2008
Salma Maoulidi looks at the mining research report, "A Golden Opportunity? How Tanzania is failing to benefit from Gold Mining” and argues that it builds a powerful case for continued activism in trade and economic justice in line with various Human rights instruments that call for a country’s wealth and natural resources to benefit primarily local communities.
|Spread of mine sparks fears|
by Narelle Towie, The Sunday Times
Kalgoorlie's super pit may be the goose that laid the golden egg, but moves to expand Australia's biggest goldmine are being bitterly opposed by neighbours.
|Goldmine swallowing historic town|
by Kevin Andrusiak and Paige Taylor, Perth Now
February 9th, 2008
IT is Australia's biggest goldmine, swallowing what is known as the world's richest square mile of dirt.
|Section of Super Pit wall collapses|
ABC News Online
February 9th, 2008
A 50-metre stretch of the wall at one of Australia's biggest open pit gold mines has collapsed.
|KCGM in moves to reopen tailings dams|
by Kevin Andrusiak, The Australian
THE more gold goes up, the further down the Kalgoorlie Super Pit partners want to go. Joint-venture owners Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold want to increase the heights of two controversial tailings dams, and re-open another, as part of its plans to expand Australia's biggest gold mine, the massive Super Pit operations in the West Australian goldfields capital of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
|CHILE-ARGENTINA: Pascua Lama Mining Project on Hold|
by Daniela Estrada, Inter Press Service
January 17th, 2008
Nearly two years after winning environmental approval from the Chilean government, the controversial Pascua Lama gold mining project of the transnational Barrick Gold Corporation remains without a launch date.
|Govt Warns Public To Stay Away From Porgera Mine
by Alexander Rheeney in Port Moresby, The Pacfic Magazine
December 18th, 2007
The Papua New Guinea government has appealed to the public to keep away from the Porgera gold mine after security guards shot dead an alleged illegal miner.
|Landowners oppose sale of EL 1277|
by ZACHERY PER, The National (Papua New Guinea)
December 17th, 2007
THE sale of exploration licence (EL) 1277 in Henganofi district Eastern Highlands province to Barrick (PNG) Gold by Highlands Pacific Ltd (HPL) has been opposed by a landowner group.
|PEAK MINERALS: Ground breaking report warns of resource depletion.|
In an Australian first, mining data from as far back as 1829 has been collected and analysed by Monash University academic, Dr Gavin Mudd in conjunction with the Mineral Policy Institute to determine the long term sustainability of a range of Australia’s mineral resources.
|Cashing in at Barrick – Insider Roundup: Barrick executives sell their shares, again|
National Post (Canada)
September 25th, 2007
Looking for someone to pick up the tab for a night on the town this weekend? Well, you might want to track down one of 28 executives, directors and/or officers of Barrick Gold Corp. who since Sept. 1, 2007 have exercised and sold more that 1.2 million options for company shares. Meanwhile, Barrick argues to shareholders that their stocks are undervalued.
|PASCUA LAMA PAYOFF DISPUTED BY CHILE LOCALS|
by Trey Pollard, Santiago Times/El Mercurio
September 11th, 2007
Huasco Valley property owners who live below the Pascua Lama gold mine and administer US$3 million yearly in “hush” money given them by mine owner Barrick Gold charged this weekend that their predecessors used Barrick’s money for personal gain.
|Protest closes Porgera gold mine in PNG
by AAP, The Age
The giant Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea's Highlands has been forced to stop operations after local landowners blocked the access route to the mine. The Age sites the killing of illegal miners, but ProtestBarrick.net contact, Stanley Kaka of Porgera said that land owners were upset that their mining agreement hasn't been reviewed in 17 years. Now, he says that landowners are frustrated because "Barrick collected only few landowners and trying to review the mining agreement."
|In Chile, Precious Lands Often Go for a Pittance|
by Monte Reel, Washington Post Foreign Service
December 26th, 2006
The mountainous terrain of northern Chile is studded with precious metals, a natural cache that for years has had investors angling for land rights. So when the world's largest gold mining company targeted about 20,000 acres owned by Rodolfo Villar, a mineral speculator, he signed a contract. Only later, he said, did he realize how much the company had agreed to pay him: About $19.
|Barrick in alleged tax evasion scandal|
by Dar Es Salaam Reporter, This Day
November 21st, 2006
Transnational mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation has been accused of evasion and delay in payment of taxes amounting up to 2 bn/- in connection with its operations in Tanzania.
|Peru strikers clash over Barrick tax ruling|
March 7th, 2005
Thousands of protesters angry at a court decision to waive a $141 million tax payment levied on Canadian miner Barrick Gold Inc. clashed with riot police in Peru's central Andes on Monday, the latest in a run of anti-mining protests in the mineral-rich nation.