|Barrick Gold year in Review: One Company, 9 Countries, Countless abuses|
by Sakura Saunders, editor protestbarrick.net
April 26th, 2010
From mass poisonings and mass mobilizations in the Dominican Republic, to damning reports in PNG and Tanzania to lawsuits in Chile and the US, Barrick has had its hands full this year in dealing with mounting opposition to its mines. In this Year in Review, you'll find out the ways that Barrick has damaged communities around the world and the many ways that communities are fighting back and demanding justice.
|** 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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|Peru mines hit by nationwide mining strike|
by By Dana Ford and Teresa Cespedes, Reuters
July 1st, 2008
Workers at several big mines in Peru went on strike Monday and joined a nationwide walkout, hoping to pressure Congress to pass a bill that would give them a greater share of profits from sky-high metals prices.
|Peru Set To Strike|
by By Greg Peel, FN Arena
June 30th, 2008
Some 47 unions in Peru were preparing to strike at midnight on Sunday, Reuters reports, in order to influence the Peruvian Congress to approve a law which would eliminate limits on profit sharing. Mine workers have watched as Peru's economy has boomed over the past six years, but say they are not getting a fair share of the profits.
|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.
|Union at Barrick in Peru leaning toward strike|
LIMA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Union workers at Barrick Gold's Pierina mine in Peru voted on Monday in favor of a strike, but they have yet to pick a day to start the walkout and other workers still need to approve the plan.
|Residents of Condorwain Range Demand Withdrawal of Barrick Gold|
July 26th, 2007
The last few weeks have born witness to widespread marches and demonstrations of farmerworker unions, campesinos and communities affected by mining throughout Perú. All of them are demanding that the Central Government comply with their electoral promises and NO to the Free Trade Agreement; to this date, the government has not responded and has ignored the demands of this important social sector, meanwhile the social conflict continues to brew.
|SENTENCE ISSUED BY THE TRIBUNAL ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC POLITICAL TRIBUNAL CARRIED OUT AGAINST BARRICK MISQUICHILCA, PIERNA AND THE CONDORWAIN-CONITO PROJECTS.|
Translation of the sentence issued in the International Tribunal Against Barrick Misquichilca carried out in Huaraz, Peru on May 2, 2007 as part of the International Day of Action Against Barrick Gold
|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 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.
|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.
|Regional Strike Against Canadian Mining Companies|
by Nicaragua Solidarity Network of NY, http://www.converge.org.nz/lac/articles/news990831a.htm