SFU Board nailed on Goldcorp dirty money
Vancouver Media Co-op, January 27, 2011
VANCOUVER – More than 100 activists and students showed up outside a Simon Fraser University Board of Governors meeting ìn downtown Vancouver today to protest the university`s involvement with notorious human rights abuser Goldcop.
The Canadian mining company has donated millions of dollars to SFU in exchange for the name Goldcorp Centre for The Arts. Students against the donation called on the BoG to hear the community’s concerns about Goldcorp. SFU Against Goldcorp and Gentrification has repeatedly asked for Board accountability on taking Gordcorp`s `dirty money` but the Board insists the issue is closed for discussion.
Protesters passed signed leaflets on Goldcorp`s human rights record through the locked doors of the Board`s meeting room. The members of the Board broke up their meeting and left the building amid calls from the crowd to listen to their concerns.
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