Vancouver Demo Kicks Back Against Goldcorp (Media Co-op)

May 18, 2011 Article by Murray Bush and Dawn Paley.

[From the article:]

Mining is risky business, corporate greed will not go unchallenged

An ebulliant band of demonstrators broke the corporate routine of Vancouver’s business district this morning, bursting into the streets with signs, whistles, props, baby carriages, bicycles, a thirty foot banner and a marching band in tow.

The occasion was Goldcorp’s annual general meeting, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Curious onlookers shot video, cops on bikes attended to disgruntled commuters, and the business set looked downright uncomfortable.

“We are here for a very important reason, everywhere lands are being stolen,” said Kat Norris, a Coast Salish/Nez Perce woman. “This has been going on for hundreds of years, and I say, shame!”

At least 200 people joined this morning’s demonstration. “It makes me feel that we’re not alone,” said Oliver Hernan, who is part of the National Resistance Front of Honduras and has been actively organizing against Goldcorp’s presence in his home country.

For full story: Vancouver Demo Kicks Back Against Goldcorp.

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