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What will Kamloops' future look like if the proposed Ajax open pit mine goes ahead as currently proposed? Should a huge mining operation be allowed inside the city limits and so close to schools and homes?
Join us Tuesday, October 2nd for an uncompromising look at Canada's mining industry, which according to the filmmakers has no concern for people or the environment in its pursuit of profit. THE HOLE STORY is an alternative mining history to the mainstream commercial narrative of economic development and prosperity. This screening is co-presented with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network. Hope to see you there!
THE HOLE STORY
A skewering analysis of the the ways in which Canadian mining companies have put profit before people and the environment.
Once a year, the Board of Directors of the world's most powerful gold mining corporation converge in downtown Toronto. Join us and representatives from mining-impacted communities to... CONFRONT BARRICK GOLD!
WHAT: Barrick Gold AGM Protest
WHEN: 10:30am May 2
WHERE: 255 Front St. Metro Convention Center
rsvp via facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/342174049163106/
Why protest Barrick?
Mining Injustice Conference: RESISTANCE 2012
A FREE event hosted by Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
May 5-6, 10am-5pm
At University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Building - 5 Bancroft Ave.
See schedule at www.solidarityresponse.net
Join us this year as we host our 4th annual Mining Injustice Conference!
Learn about the work of communities in Canada and around the world that are resisting the negative impacts of Canadian mega-mining projects. Share ideas and collaborate on strategies in solidarity with community members who suffer at the hands of Canadian mining corporations, which confuse "development" with exploitation and environmental degradation.
GUATEMALA -- The road to San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala is a descent into a valley along an asphalt road riddled with potholes that could easily swallow your tire. In the chilly pre-dawn of a February day, six of us -- a videographer, human rights activists, a photographer, an interpreter and a driver -- make our way in the dark. We share the road with large and old slatted trucks carrying cattle, rickety brightly-painted school buses packed with sleeping passengers, women in traje, their indigenous dress, walking to town carrying babies across their chests. It's cold and the stars outline the silhouette of the mountains that separate Guatemala from Mexico just an hour and a half to the west.