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Countering the Corporate Spin: Activists crash Barrick Gold's forum on "Canada's Reputation Abroad"
by Sakura SaundersSpecial to
September 7th, 2007
Thursday, September 6, kicked off Merrill Lynch Canada's 13th Annual Mining Conference, an invitation-only conference for institutional investors, mining analysts and the executive management of North American mining companies. During this conference, the Canadian Institute for International Affairs hosted a forum on "Canada's Responsibility Abroad," a meeting stacked with industry representatives, attended by a government agency, and organized to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining industry. The meeting was countered by a group of protesters outside and inside the forum; the protesters demanded mandatory regulation of the mining industry and handed out information illustrating the abuses of this industry abroad, including specific critiques of Barrick Gold pointing to their repeated misrepresentation of information in an attempt to appear socially responsible.

Barrick Zine: the lowdown on Barrick and the Canadian Mining Industry
This 12-page zine offers a briefing on the Canadian Mining industry with a focus on gold mining and Barrick Gold.

La Iglesia y la Comunidad del Valle del Huasco reafirman su compromiso por la Vida y contra la depredación minera
by Luis Manuel Claps
August 15th, 2007
El 15 de agosto, las comunidades del Valle del Huasco se reunieron para celebrar a la Virgen Nuestra Señora del Tránsito, pero esta vez la fiesta centenaria, estuvo atravesada por una Caminata por la Vida, que denunció los atropellos de la gran minería y defendió la identidad agrícola del Valle.

Barrick Gold CEO gives shareholders cold shoulder at AGM
Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
There is really only one way to deal with disgruntled shareholders: hear them out. The opposite approach - shut them off - was taken two weeks ago by Barrick Gold President and CEO, Greg Wilkins. With shareholders waiting their turn to speak, he gavelled the controversial meeting to a close, short-circuiting potentially embarrassing questions.

May 2nd Action against Goldcorp: No More Mining Terrorism
Rights Action
Photo essay on the May 2nd GoldCorp action, organized by Rights Action in Vancouver, Canada.

2 Mai 2007 Journee Mondiale De Lutte Contre Barrick Gold Corporation
Dans le cadre des dénonciations des impacts associés au développement de l’industrie extractive (minière, gazière et pétrolière), un réseau international s’est structuré, engagé spécifiquement à la défense de la qualité de l’environnement, des droits humains et des droits autochtones face aux activités de la transnationale minière canadienne Barrick Gold Corporation.

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.

Barrick protesters arrested
by Lisa WrightThe Toronto Star
May 2nd, 2007
Two anti-mining protesters were arrested this morning outside Barrick Gold Corp.'s annual meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Solidarity Actions in Canada
April 28th, 2007

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.

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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