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Highway Blockade In La Rioja, Argentina Out With Barrick Gold

Published by MAC on 2007-01-19
Source: Famatina Self-Organized Neighbours ()

ARGENTINA

Highway Blockade in La Rioja, Argentina – Out With Barrick Gold

Press Release, La Rioja

19th January 2007

Famatina Self-Organized Neighbors in Defense of Life - Coordination of Citizens Assemblies for Life - Self-Organized Neighbors of Chañarmuyo - Self-Organized Neighbors of Pituil - Self-Organized Neighbors of Los Sauces

The Famatina Self-Organized Neighbors in Defense of Life, the Coordination of Citizens Assemblies for Life, Self- Organized Neighbors of Chañarmuyo, Self-Organized Neighbors of Pituil, Self-Organized Neighbors of Los Sauces, meeting in assembly on Friday, January 19, 2007 at 8pm, announce that:

In the face of the indifference demonstrated by our elected representatives on many occasions, when presented with our proposed law which would prohibit open-pit mining with the use of cyanide and other toxic substances and the indiscriminate use of our water resources,

We Resolve: To carry out a blockade of the National Route #38 at the locality of Patquia in the department of Independencia, 70km from the Provincial capital of La Rioja, on January 29 of this year beginning at 8:00am.

Towards this end, we invite all to accompany and join with us, so that together we can demonstrate in defense of our lives, the lives of our future generations and our natural resources.

Barrick Gold Out of Famatina, San Juan, Chile and Peru! Out with sold-out politicians and those who would sell our lands and heritage.

FAMATINA CANNOT BE TOUCHED!

ARGENTINA, HELP YOUR PEOPLES!

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