Canada mining company Barrick Gold compensates Papua New Guinea women after alleged rapes

On October 28, 2014, hundreds of Porgerans marched onto Barrick Gold’s Porgera mine site to demand benefits that rightfully belong to the Porgera Special Mining Lease (SML) Landowners.

On October 28, 2014, hundreds of Porgerans marched onto Barrick Gold’s Porgera mine site to demand benefits that rightfully belong to the Porgera Special Mining Lease (SML) Landowners.

Watchdog reported pattern of extreme sexual violence by security workers; 11 tribal women said a previous ‘remedy framework’ for 137 women fell short

Posted on April 3, 2015, in Indigenous Women, Mining and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. For Immediate Release!
    http://defendknowlandpark.org/2015/04/03/report-back-of-defend-knowland-park-kickoff-action/
    Alert! – As soon as April 16th, the Zoological Society can section off the combined 77 acre “California Trail” and mitigation sites, from public access, behind an 8-foot chain linked barbed wire fence

    Last Friday, a crowd of 50 people assembled in the Oakland highlands to inaugurate a direct action campaign against the East Bay Zoological Society’s “California Trail” project that would expand the Oakland Zoo above the ridgeline into the undeveloped 400- acre region known as Huchiun to Ohlone people, commonly referred to as Knowland Park. The “California Trail” project outlines a 56-acre public land grab for private development. This open space land will be removed from public access and transformed into a “conservation” theme park under the management of the East Bay Zoological Society (EBZS), a private nonprofit contracted with the City of Oakland to manage the Oakland Zoo. Financial donors include the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Clorox Company Foundation (who will be sponsoring a planned campground within the site to be named the “Clorox Outdoor Over-night Experience”). The “California Trail” exhibit’s website has a virtual tour that depicts Zoo visitors as upper-middle class white people confirms that the plans are neo-colonial and gentrifying. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDbwRVkEYDY)

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