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CHILE-ARGENTINA: Pascua Lama Mining Project on Hold
by Daniela EstradaInter 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 MoresbyThe 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 PERThe 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.

by Matt MalinowskiLa Tercera via The Santiago Times
December 10th, 2007
Environmental Activists Alarmed, But Not Surprised About The News

Shoshone Use Film, Courts to Fight Gold Mine on Sacred Land
by Lisa J. WolfEnvironmental News Service
December 6th, 2007
The 32nd Annual American Indian Film Festival presented Western Shoshone grandmother Carrie Dann with the Eagle Spirit award for best overall contribution in American Indian cinema at an awards ceremony November 27. "Our Land, Our Life," the film that shows the Western Shoshones’ determined struggle to maintain their way of life, won the festival's Best Documentary award.

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.

Gold-mining giants leave Africa to clear up mess: report
Agence France Presse
October 9th, 2007
Open-cast gold-mining operations in Africa by multinationals have created an ecological and health time-bomb and failed to help local people out of poverty, campaigners said at a book launch Tuesday.

by Trey PollardSantiago 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.

Barrick Defends Chile Mining Project
Associated Press
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold used Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit Wednesday to do a little damage control on its controversial mining operation in the Andes.

Argentina Popular Tribunal Convicts Barrick Gold of “Genocide”
Union of Citizen Assemblies
The Famatina mountain range in the province of La Rioja, Argentina was the site of the fourth national gathering of the Union of Citizen Assemblies (UAC) the weekend of 6-8 July, 2007. Members of community assemblies throughout Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay fighting against the effects of transnational extractive industries met to share strategies and information in their common struggles. The third day of the gathering was dedicated to an International Tribunal Against Barrick Gold Corporation. Activists from Chile, USA and Argentina, armed with testimonies from communities around the world impacted by Barrick Gold took the stage, providing witnesses and documentation of the “genocidal” practices of Barrick, to a panel of judges composed of respected local leaders.

CANADA: Barrick Boss Gets Served
by AMY CHUNGNOW (Toronto)
Protest Barrick, a network of ab original communities from Australia, the U.S., Latin America and Asia, converged on Barrick Gold Corporation's shareholder meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre May 2 to serve the company an eviction notice from First Nation land.

Native American Group wants Barrick Gold Corporation off its Sacred Lands
Today at its annual shareholders meeting, the Barrick Gold Corporation will have to answer some tough questions from the Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP), a grassroots Native American group based in Nevada and supported by Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization. Dedicated to protecting the land rights and preserving the homelands of the Western Shoshone people, the WSDP is concerned about Barrick's plans to mine on Mount Tenabo and Horse Canyon, important spiritual areas in Northern Nevada and home to Shoshone creation stories.

Ancash citizens start new protests against Barrick Gold
Coordinadora Nacional de Radio
Various civil society organisations of the Huaylas Callejón started a series of protests against the mining company Barrick Misquichilca. The company refuses to paralyse its exploration work on the Condorhuain mountain even though the area was declared.

Protest closes Porgera gold mine in PNG
by AAPThe 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 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 ReelWashington 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.

"There is Death in them thar' Pits": Canada's Barrick Gold in Tanzania
by Tracy GlynnThe Dominion Paper
Small-scale miners and farmers have lost their land and livelihoods to open pit mining in Tanzania.

Barrick Gold Mining Conflict Leaves Two Dead in Perú
La Republica, Peru
May 7th, 2006
Thousands of campesinos from the 18 communities located in the high reaches of the Sechta mountains, location of the Barrick Gold Pierina Mines, protested May 6 to demand investigations and justice after the deaths of two of their members who were killed in a confrontation between police and community members. The incident took place Friday May 5, and left an additional twenty persons seriously injured, among them some policemen.

Protesters vow to continue gold mine protest
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
April 17th, 2006
Environmentalists are continuing to picket a New South Wales gold mine over the use of cyanide, which they claim will permanently poison the local water supply.

Two killed after fracas at mining area
by PST Correspondent and Guardian ReporterGuardian
July 22nd, 2005
Two people have been killed and property destroyed after a fracas pitting villagers against police and operatives of the Placer Dome-owned North Mara Gold Mine erupted in Tarime District, Mara Region.

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.

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