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1282Re: [pfaf] gold and water

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  • Dee Harris
    May 30, 2006
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      --- icculus2000@... wrote:

      > In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile
      > runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers. Indigenous
      > farmers use the water, there is no unemployment, and
      > they provide the second largest source of income for
      > the area.
      >
      > Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of
      > gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it
      > would be necessary to destroy the glaciers -
      > something never conceived of in the history of the
      > world and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a
      > whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the
      > mine's rubbish tip.
      >
      > The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is
      > called Barrick Gold. (Barrick Gold is mining at Lake
      > Cowal-NSW Australia at the moment!)
      > The operation is planned by a multi-national
      > company, one of whose members is George Bush Senior.
      >
      > The Chilean Government has approved the project to
      > start this year,2006.
      > The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the
      > farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.
      >
      > If Barrick Gold destroys the glaciers, they will not
      > just destroy the source of especially pure water,
      > but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers
      > so they will never again be fit for human or animal
      > consumption because of the use of cyanide and
      > sulphuric acid in the extraction process.
      >
      > Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the
      > multinational company and not one will be left with
      > the people whose land it is. They will only be left
      > with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses.
      >
      > The farmers have been fighting a long time for their
      > land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by
      > a ban from the Ministry of the Interior. Their only
      > hope now of putting the brakes on this project is to
      > get help from international justice.
      >
      > We ask you to circulate this message amongst your
      > friends in the following way. Please copy this text
      > and paste it into a new email, adding your
      > signature, and send it to everyone in your address
      > book.
      >
      > Please, will the 100th person to receive and sign
      > the petition send it to noapascualama@... to be
      > forwarded to the Chilean Government.
      >
      > No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean
      > Cordillera on the Chilean-Argentine frontier.
      > We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the
      > Pascua Lama project to protect the whole of 3
      > glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix
      > Valley and El Transito, the quality of the
      > agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the
      > quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the
      > whole population of the region.
      >
      > Signed:
      >
      > 1) Katharine Proudfoot, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
      > 2) Laura Cole, London, UK
      > 3) David Platt, London, UK
      > 4) Diane Platt, Manchester, UK
      > 5) Tanya Corker, Manchester, UK
      > 6) Nicola Hargreaves, UK
      > 7) Nicholas Jones, UK
      > 8) Johann Don-Daniel, Germany
      > 9) Ashley Berger, Germany
      > 10) Sarah Downie, Leeds, UK
      > 11) Paula Delahunty, Bingley, UK
      > 12) John O'Driscoll, Bingley, Uk
      > 13) Jordan-Lee Delahunty, Bingley, UK
      > 14) Claire Mulvey, Bradford, UK
      > 15) Marie Malcolm Bradford, UK
      > 16) Ann Clowes, Halifax UK
      > 17) Jayne McGee, Brighouse UK
      > 18) Jason Barratt Oldham UK
      > 19) Lindsay Torrance, Rochdale UK
      > 20) Maggie Ford, Rochdale, U.K.
      > 21) Barry Cook, Todmorden, U.K.
      > 22) Shelley Burgoyne, Todmorden, U.K.
      > 23) Lisa Stuart, Potes, Spain.
      > 24) Michael Stuart, Potes, Spain.
      > 25) Renee Engl, Byron Bay, Australia
      > 26) Adrian Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
      > 27) Riana Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
      > 28) Oriel Paterson, Brunswick Heads, Australia
      > 29) Alicia Paterson, Brisbane, Australia
      > 30) Lyneve Robinson, Sydney, Australia
      > 31) Jennifer Moalem, Sydney, Australia
      > 32) Alexandra Pope, Sydney Australia
      > 33) Shushann Movsessian, Sydney Australia
      > 34) Amanda Frost,Sydney Australia
      > 35) Tarshito , Montecollum,NSW Australia
      > 36) Eltara, Sydney Australia
      > 37) Michael Webb, The Channon,NSW Australia
      > 38) Sarah LaRock, New Orleans, USA
      > 39) Annie LaRock, New Orleans, USA
      > 40) David Zurak , New York, USA
      > 41) Christopher Boutsinis, Melbourne, Australia
      > 42) Donna Benke, Melbourne, Australia
      > 43) Cam McDonald, Melbourne, Australia
      > 44) Josh Hughes, Perth, Australia
      > 45) Kevin Luttrell Perth Australia
      > 46) Sally Luttrell Perth Australia
      > 47) Sam Luttrell Perth Australia
      > 48) Amelia Cann, Perth Australia
      > 49) Marie Cann, Perth Australia
      > 50) Robert Cann, Perth Australia
      > 51) Venetia Roberts, Perth, Australia
      > 52) Anna Roberts, Perth, Australia
      > 53) LLoyd Roberts, Perth, Australia
      > 54) Glen Roberts, Perth, Australia
      > 55) Guy Hodgson, Perth, Australia
      > 56) Yolande Hart, Australia
      > 57) Jackie L.Knowles, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
      > 58) Donald M. Epstein, Boulder, CO, USA
      > 59) Amy H. Jackson, San Francisco, CA, USA
      > 60) Peter B. Fisk, San Francisco, CA USA
      > 61) Peter Gillies, Seattle, WA, USA
      > 62) Dawn Sea Kahrs, San Francisco, CA, USA
      > 63) Lana Surgenor, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
      > 64) Patricia Gale Peters, Santa Rosa, CA USA
      > 65) Lauren Selman, Petaluma, CA USA
      > 66) Amy Gower, Uxbridge, UK
      > 67) Gabriella Cole, San Francisco Ca USA
      > 68) Chris Drake, Washington, DC, USA
      > 69) Julia Collins, New York, NY, USA
      > 70) Maria Moreno, New York NY USA
      > 80) Roger Rothstein, New York, NY, USA
      > 81) Beryl Korot, New York, NY USA
      > 82) Paul Ryan, New York, NY USA
      > 83) Bob Schuler, High Falls,NY USA
      > 84) Steven Kolpan, West Hurley, NY USA
      > 85) Ananda Saha, Santa Fe, NM USA
      > 86) Deborah Luscomb, Prospect, NS Canada
      > 87) Erica Lowe, Halifax, NS Canada
      > 88) Stephen Sainsbury, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
      > 89) Daenna Harris, Houston, Texas, USA
      90) Roy Harris, Houston, Texas, USA
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > "For about thirty years I wandered,
      > Searching for the real Tao everywhere.
      > How many times did I see the trees
      > Grow new branches and watch the old leaves fall.
      > But at this moment, seeing the peach blossoms,
      > Suddenly there are no more doubts."
      >
      > - Huang Shan-ku (1045 – 1105)
      >
      >
      >
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