Tag Archives: Barrick Gold

Book Review: More than a few bad apples (Jen Moore)

Jen Moore reviews the new book Blood of Extraction by Todd Book & Jeffery R. Webber: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America By Jen Moore Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, … Continue reading

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Barrick Gold Using Coercive Settlement Provisions to Perpetuate Legacy of Environmental Harm (EarthRights International)

This article by Michelle Harrison at EarthRights International concerns the actions of Barrick Gold, which purchased the Vancouver-based Placer Dome in 2006. The piece examines Barrick’s insufficient settlement offer to Marinduque province in the Philippines, facing serious environmental contamination as a result of … Continue reading

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Barrick seeks immunity from rape victims at its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea

(Ottawa, April 24, 2013) Barrick Gold has finally acknowledged that the security guards at its Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea have been raping local indigenous women for years. Barrick’s shareholder meeting today is the first since the company … Continue reading

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Canadian PM Harper met by protest of environmental groups (bulatlat.com)

Article overviewing Philippine environmental groups’ response to Harper’s November visit to the Philippines, undertaken to boost Canada’s interests in selling defense and security equipment there. Peoples’ groups called on Harper to effect the immediate pullout of Canadian mining corporations and to hold them accountable for past … Continue reading

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Imperial Canada Inc. | Nov 15 Book Launch

Alain Deneault will be visiting a number of cities in Canada in November to promote his book Imperial Canada Inc. The book that sets out to ask a simple question: Why is Canada home to more than 70% of the … Continue reading

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Green groups to Canadian PM: mine your own business! (Kalikasan)

A November 9, 2012: KALIKASAN, an environmental network in the Philippines, issued a press release detailing Filipino environmental activists’ response to Harper’s recent visit:   [From the Kalikasan  press release:] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 November 2012 MAKATI CITY – Environmental … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Sanction: Canadian Extractive Companies and their Public Partners (Halifax Initiative)

Article prepared for the ‘Global Capital, Global Rights’ workshop convened by SFU and UBC. The text discusses civil society efforts in support of Bill C-300, legislation that sought to create accountability mechanisms regarding the provision of government support to Canadian … Continue reading

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Bringing Canadian Mining to Justice (Pambazuka News)

Abstract: Canadian mining interests in countries around the world are valued at tens of billions of dollars. Karyn Keenan looks at efforts by local communities to hold mining companies to account for human rights abuses. ‘The issue of access to remedy … Continue reading

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Pushing the Debate: Noir Canada’s critical perspective (Dominion)

This article by Alain Denault provides context and detail for his book, Noir Canada, that was forced out of publication by lawsuits from Canadian Mining companies Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation.   [From the article:] Canada is a judicial paradise … Continue reading

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Mining Map: Mandatory not Voluntary (Halifax Initiative)

PDF map produced for the 2006 National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsiblity, to illustrate the broad global scope of Canadian mining injustices. For each mine profiled, amounts of Canadian public investment (through the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) and Export Development … Continue reading

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