No One Is Illegal Radio: Canadian mining companies -- Global land grabs, displacement and grassroots resistance

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The December 2010 edition of No One Is Illegal Radio focuses on Canadian Mining Companies: Global Land Grabs, Displacement, and Grassroots Resistance. Featuring voices from across the world, it examines the harmful effects of Canadian mining projects on indigenous people and the rural poor across the world. This show provides tangible examples of the relationship between capitalist globalization and forced displacement.

Featured interviews:

Sakura Saunders, editor for She discusses the world's largest mining company, Barrick Gold, which is based out of Toronto, and its lived effects on the self-determination of indigenous people and the rural poor in the global South and in Canada.

Evans Rubara, a grassroots organizer in Tanzania, discussing Canadian mines and how they affect they affect the political system in Tanzania, and explaining the role of international mining companies as agents of neo-colonialism.

Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone grandmother, winner of the alternative Nobel Peace prize, the Right Livelihood award, for her struggle against Barrick Gold's destruction of the Western Shoshone's sacred land in what we call Nevada.

Ulisses Garcia, a Peruvian living in Canada, who's father was assassinated while standing up to Canadian mining interests in Peru. His community Tambogrande, in Peru, was the first in the world to fight and win against foreign mining interests using grassroots referendum. His is an inspirational story of the power of direct democracy in resistance to Canadian imperialism.

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