|** 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.
|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.
|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.
|Grad activist condemns Barrick lawsuit against book|
by Dylan Robertson, TheVarsity.ca
April 9th, 2009
A grad student at U of T has been mentioned in a legal face-off between the world’s largest mining company and three Montreal authors.
|Corporate Social Responsibility Rules for Mining Industry Blasted: Barrick Gold Implicated|
by Lee Berthiaume, Embassy Magazine
April 1st, 2009
The Conservative government has rejected joint civil society-private sector calls to tie diplomatic and economic support for Canadian oil, gas and mining companies operating in developing countries to socially responsible conduct abroad. As a result, there are charges the government—allegedly influenced by mining giant Barrick Gold and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce—has given the green light for misbehaviour abroad, and killed the temporary peace between NGOs and mining companies.
|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.
|Middle East & Africa:
Mining – Tarnishing Canada’s name|
February 10th, 2009
With many African mining firms about to face bankruptcy, foreign investors’ ability to creating sustainable mining communities will be tested. Shielded from public view by their giant rivals BHP Billiton and AngloAmerican, a cluster of small Canadian firms has quietly revolutionised African mining.
|The Real Price of Gold|
by Brook Larmer, National Geographic
February 10th, 2009
Like many of his Inca ancestors, Juan Apaza is possessed by gold. Descending into an icy tunnel 17,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes, the 44-year-old miner stuffs a wad of coca leaves into his mouth to brace himself for the inevitable hunger and fatigue. For 30 days each month Apaza toils, without pay, deep inside this mine dug down under a glacier above the world's highest town, La Rinconada. For 30 days he faces the dangers that have killed many of his fellow miners—explosives, toxic gases, tunnel collapses—to extract the gold that the world demands.
|A Profile of Barrick Mines in Canada|
A review of Barrick's Eskay Creek, Renabie, Hemlo Gold Camp, and Golden Patricia Mines
|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.
|Barrick’s New CEO Takes Over Amid Mine Development|
by Stewart Bailey, Bloomberg
January 16th, 2009
Barrick Gold Corp.’s new chief executive officer, Aaron Regent, stepped into his post today as the world’s largest gold producer plans to dig seven new mines amid a recession that has forced some rivals to cut costs.
|Growing Barrick: Regent grabs the challenge |
by Lori McLeod, Globe and Mail
January 10th, 2009
Barrick Gold became a world beater through a steady stream of acquisitions. It's now the world's biggest, and the new CEO intends to keep it that way
|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
|New Barrick CEO looking at all M&A options|
by Cameron French, Reuters
December 24th, 2008
Aaron Regent, named as the next chief executive of top gold producer Barrick Gold (ABX.TO) on Tuesday, plans to maintain the company's focus on growth through corporate takeovers, and says he would be open to looking at all opportunities that present themselves.
|Barrick Names Former Falconbridge Head Regent as CEO |
by Stewart Bailey, Bloomberg
Barrick Gold Corp., the world's biggest gold producer, named former Falconbridge Ltd. President Aaron Regent as its new chief executive officer, ending a nine- month search to replace Greg Wilkins.
by Thomas Saczkowski, TheVarsity.ca
November 3rd, 2008
Photo exhibit documents Canadian mining companies’ exploitation abroad
|US and Canada Found Guilty of Racism|
by Haider Rizvin, Inter Press Service
August 8th, 2008
UNITED NATIONS - The international community now fully recognises the native peoples' right to protect their lands and live distinct lifestyles. Yet, most of the world's 370 million indigenous peoples continue to face abuse and injustices at the hands of state authorities and commercial concerns.
|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.
|David Bell gold mine union requests mediated talks|
TORONTO (Reuters) - The union representing workers at the David Bell gold mine in northern Ontario, a joint venture of Teck Cominco