|Shoshone Use Film, Courts to Fight Gold Mine on Sacred Land|
by Lisa J. Wolf, Environmental 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.
|United Nations Human Rights Commission Official Complaint|
by Catherine Coumans, on behalf of Akali Tange Association, http://porgeraalliance.net/
December 2nd, 2007
|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.
Mining Watch Canada
Barrick Gold completed its acquisition of Placer Dome Inc. on March 3, 2006. Various of Placer Dome's assets were subsequently sold to Goldcorp on May 12, 2006, including all Placer Dome's mining operations, reclamation and exploration properties in Canada, Placer Dome's interest in the La Coipa mine in Chile and 40% of Placer Dome's interest in the Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic.
|Testimony of Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams|
|Solidarity Actions in Canada|
April 28th, 2007
|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."
|Race to rescue Russian miners|
September 8th, 2006
Rescuers battled smoke and blistering temperatures on Friday to reach 31 miners trapped underground for nearly a day by a fire at a gold mine in Eastern Siberia.
|Jeffrey Simpson, Akali Tange Association (ATA), a human rights organization in PNG|
by David Martinez, CorpWatch 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 Glynn, The 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 Lissu, Lawyers' 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.
|Two killed after fracas at mining area
by PST Correspondent and Guardian Reporter, Guardian
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.
|Scab mine workers had more severe uranium exposure|
by Kathy Helms, Gallup Independent
March 3rd, 2004
Israel Martinez used to work for at a uranium mine and mill. He made a good living nearly $10 an hour shoveling mud in the pitch ditch. Later on, he graduated to yellowcake. Now Martinez has pulmonary fibrosis. His medical records indicate it is from uranium exposure.
|Human Rights Commission Issues Injunction Order Against Tarime Gold Mine and Four Others|
by Tundu Lissu, Lawyers' 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.
|The Men Who Moil For Gold|
by Stephen Kerr, Z Magazine
|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).
|EXPORTING DESTRUCTION: Report Says EDC is Putting People and the Environment at Risk|
by Asad Ismi, CCPA Monitor, November 2001
This article mentions several mining operations, including Barrick's Bulyanhulu Gold Mine (Tanzania).
|Regional Strike Against Canadian Mining Companies|
by Nicaragua Solidarity Network of NY, http://www.converge.org.nz/lac/articles/news990831a.htm
|PINOCHET'S PROFITEERS: Canadian Business in Chile |
by Asad Ismi, Peace Magazine
Barrick's founder Peter Munk was a huge fan of General Augusto Pinochet.