Newmont Mining- Denver’s major menace to world’s fresh water supply
By Tony Logan
NOT MY TRIBE - 3/01/2012 1:11AM MDT
Andean people protest against Newmont Mining’s Conga gold project during a march near the Cortada lagoon at Peru’s region of Cajamarca, November 24, 2011. Protests have continued including a national march for clean Water in Peru during February 2012.
Newmont pollutes air and water at all its gold mines from Ghana to Peru to Nevada and other sites, too, polluting fresh water supplies and air with mercury. Newmont has its world HQ in the south Denver area right off the interstate as you drive in from Colorado Springs. Be sure and pay them a visit when in Denver, Africa, or South America…
In fact, this coming Saturday, Occupy Denver On March 3, 2012 at 12:00pm, will gather at the Occupy camp across from the capitol building at Civic Center Park. There Occupy Denver will then rally in solidarity with the indigenous and poor peoples of Peru and the Americas against Newmont Mining and corporate greed. A march will proceed down the 16th Street Mall to the statue of Christopher Columbus.
The country of Peru will have massive protests in Lima by the indigenous, workers, peasants, and poor people against exploitation by corporations. The rallies in Peru are focused on Newmont Mining’s exploitation of the Peruvian people and destruction of the environment. Newmont Mining Company is the fourth largest gold mining corporation in the world. Its international headquarters is here in Denver. Wherever its operations reach, Newmont poisons the land, the water and the people. Native peoples have been especially hard hit – in Peru, Ghana, Indonesia, and among the Western Shoshone Nation in Nevada.