domingo, 9 de diciembre de 2012
the slogans of the ongoing battle by the indigenous Quechua population to say NO! to Newmont Gold (Yanacocha -Conga) mountaintop gold mine expansion in Peru
Conga No Va! Agua Si, Oro NO! are the slogans of the ongoing
battle by the indigenous Quechua population to say NO! to
Newmont Gold (Yanacocha -Conga) mountaintop gold mine expansion in
Peru and to preserve their livelihood and the precarious
ecosystem sustaining it!
Open Pit is a documentary made in 2010 by Torontonian Gianni
Converso. In my opinion it is still the best available exposee
of this fundamental injustice perpetuated by the global north
against the south.
My short trip to Cajamarca and Ancash in October was a
confirmation of the authenticity of this superb documentary.
Independent journalist Roxana Oliviera and I went -- in the
wake of four deaths in July in the struggle to stop Conga and
one death in September against Barrick Gold's Piurina mining
We mourned with the widows in both killings and are trying
to draw the attention of the public of these latest fruit
of the recently concluded Canada Peru 'Free Trade' agreement.
You can livestream this 72 minute film by clicking on the link below:-
Let's remind ourselves and re-energize for the ongoing work
during the holiday reprieve.
PS: Please reference also the inside page editorial in Lucha
Indigena #76 sent out earlier this week for an update on Conga
http://www.luchaindigena.com (Its editor Hugo Blanco was kind
enough to chaperone us for the duration of our 15 trip.)
PPS: NFB is distributing HOLE STORY Richar d Desjardins'
penetraing balance sheet and evolution of Canadian mining here