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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.

Open letter to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Directors of Barrick Gold in Toronto - May 2, 2007
Open letter to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Directors of Barrick Gold in Toronto - May 2, 2007

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.

Testimony of Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams

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."

Traditional Owner: Albert ‘Sibby’ Johnson

Mooka and Kalara United Families: Mark Powell

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.

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.

Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a human rights organization in PNG
by David MartinezCorpWatch interviews
August 28th, 2006
Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a Human Rights Organization that deals with issues surrounding the Porgera Mine in the Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, answers some questions about "illegal" mining.

"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.

Six Villagers Killed in Barrick's North Mara Mine
by Tundu LissuLawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT)
June 17th, 2006
Folks, It's bad news again. Over two weeks ago, on June 1, security guards employed by Barrick Gold Corp. at the North Mara Gold Mine in Tarime District, Northern Tanzania shot dead a villager who was alleged to have illegally entered the Mine complex.

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.

Human Rights Commission Issues Injunction Order Against Tarime Gold Mine and Four Others
by Tundu LissuLawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT)
November 24th, 2003
The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance today issued an order of interim injunction [pdf] against the Afrika Mashariki Gold Mine (AMGM), its Canadian parent company Placer Dome (now owned by Barrick Gold) and three officials in Tarime District. The order seeks to prevent them from carrying on a campaign intended to force Nyangoto village residents in Nyabirama area to accept inadequate compensation from the two companies.

Bulyanhulu: Special Investigative Report - The Men Who Moil for Gold
The Varsity Special Report
April 15th, 2002
What happened in 1996 when a Canadian-owned mining company took possession of the largest gold find in East Africa. By Stephen Kerr and Kelly Holloway, published in the Varsity and the Atkinsonian. Available here as a PDF file (1.7 MB).

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