Communities Devastated by Mining Will Confront Barrick Gold

Once a year, the Directors of the world’s most powerful gold mining company gather in downtown Toronto. Join us and representatives from mining-impacted communities to… Confront Barrick Gold!

When: Wednesday 27 April 2011
@ 10.30AM

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto

Join the resistance to end corporate impunity!

Who is Barrick Gold? Barrick Gold is the world’s largest gold mining company, founded and chaired by Peter Munk. With a former Prime Minister on their board and former executives sitting on the board of the Canadian Pension Plan, Barrick enjoys government funding and diplomatic support.

Why protest Barrick? Barrick Gold takes advantage of inadequate and poorly enforced regulatory controls to rob Indigenous Peoples and communities of their land and livelihoods, destroying sensitive ecosystems, supporting brutal military and security operations, and suing anyone who dares to report on it. Impacted communities are coming to Toronto to confront Barrick, sharing their own undeniable perspectives and shedding light on the ongoing corporate impunity.

Make the transformation away from gold extraction!

Why? With the majority of gold used for jewelry or to store wealth and the majority of gold extraction destruction on Indigenous lands around the world. It is time to question humans ongoing obsession with gold. HOW? Through reduction, recycling and reuse of gold there can be a halt on new and expanding gold mining explorations and operations around the world.

More info: http://protestbarrick.net/

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