Goldcorp AGM confronted on human rights and environment abuses

Goldcorp AGM confronted on human rights and environment abuses

by David P Ball

Security confront activists
Giant painted banner
Benito Morales, Lawyer, Rigoberta Menchu Tum foundation, Guatemala
Carlos Amador, Environmental Committee of the Siria Valley, Honduras
Mining justice rally enters the convention centre
'All that glitters is not gold'
Blocked by security and police from attending the AGM
Police face off to prevent organizers from going upstairs
Kat Norris, Indigenous Action Movement
Giant Mr. Metalcore puppet
Mining puppet proposes "marriage" to Canadian government
Sarita Galvez, Mining Justice Alliance
Indigenous people from North and South America joined to voice their solidarity

Canadian mining company Goldcorp – accused of human rights & environmental abuse in Guatemala – faced what may be its largest protest yet at its annual general meeting in Vancouver today.

The colourful march had a band, giant puppets & entered the building for almost an hour, where police prevented access to the meeting. Activist shareholders inside the meetings and Indigenous organisers from Guatemala led a motion to close the mine, which failed.

The demonstration was part of Mining Justice Week in Vancouver.


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