Chile From Within

Barrick Gold, comprehensive global review by CorpWatch

Posted in environment, Fuck you, Viva Chile by tomasdinges on May 3, 2007

Barrick Gold, by CorpwatchCheck 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 ”

You can download the 27 page, color, report in English and Spanish

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  1. Chileno said, on May 3, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    You’re totally confused. Barrick Gold is Green. They donated $50,000 to ‘Gore in Chile’. Okay, so Gore rejected it. Was that fair? Can’t anyone get a break, trying to do a good turn for the environment?

  2. tomasdinges said, on May 3, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    The green you refer to is the color of the vomit expulsed by the girl possessed by the devil, in The Exorcist (original.)

    Its also the color of some minerals, like copper, when they oxidize, and rock intrusions. Its also the color of money.

    None of that stuff is really bad, though…but it sure isn’t like clorophyll.


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