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Mining Justice Week

Vancouver May 14-19

by Mining Justice Alliance

Mining Justice Week

The Mining Justice Alliance, a grassroots network of activists and organizations, is planning a week of action, art and education from May 14-19 to bring attention to the social and environmental impacts of Vancouver-based mining companies.

 More and more Canadians are raising concerns over the impacts of mining, in solidarity with affected communities. We feel a responsibility to hold these transnational firms accountable, considering most of us are invested in them through our contributions to the Canada Pension Plan.

 Please join us as we speak out against:

- destruction of indigenous land without community consent

- water and air pollution affecting local residents’ health

- powerful blasting that damages homes

- loss of wildlife and biodiversity

- violence and threats against community members who speak out

- lack of accountability of Canadian transnationals operating abroad

Local events here on Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) are being coordinated with an international solidarity network that includes communities affected by mining in lands now known as Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Chile, and Canada. Each of these communities are sending delegations to join us for Mining Justice Week.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, May 14, 7:00pm: Nevermined – A Night of Arts and Resistance, at the Rhizome Cafe, 317 East Broadway

SUNDAY, May 15, noon-5:00pm, and 6:00-8:30pm: Symposium on Mining, Social Justice and Indigenous Self-determination, World Arts Studio (2nd floor), Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings

TUESDAY, May 17, 10:30am: Press conference, in the boardroom of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, 500 – 342 Water Street

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 9:15am: Protest at Goldcorp‘s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Meet at Waterfront Station, 601 West Cordova St. March to Goldcorp AGM and the office of the Canada Pension Plan, which invests in destructive mining companies

THURSDAY, May 19, 9:30am: Protest at First Majestic Silver‘s AGM, at the Terminal City Tower, 837 West Hastings Street

 

For more information, contact: miningjustice@gmail.com

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