Barrick Gold, comprehensive global review by CorpWatch
Check out the recently released (May 1) report researched and edited by the folks at Corpwatch.org and their collaborating organizations around the world. Here in Chile the organizations which helped in its investigations, according to the endnotes are: the Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales, and the Movimiento Ciudadano Anti Pascua Lama. Interestingly enough it also mentions the contribution Naomi Klein of No Logo and columnist fame.
According to the website of Corpwatch, whose subtitle is “Holding Corporations Accountable,” you will discover:
“Individual profiles on Barrick’s operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, the U.S., Australia, the Philippines, and Canada.
how Barrick’s Valedero and Pascua Lama projects got placed in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve;
a roundup of mine security and police repression in Peru;
how “illegal” miners have had their lives threatened and taken away in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea;
how Barrick threatens indigenous spiritual grounds of the Wiradjuri in Australia and the Western Shoshone in the U.S.
how Barrick threatens the water sources in water scarce areas in Chile, Argentina, Australia, and Nevada. In New South Wales, Australia, Barrick’s mine is licensed to use 17 million liters on water per day. Meanwhile, that region is experiencing their worst drought in the last hundred years.
profiles of on-going community struggles against Barrick around the world ”