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Us Update

Published by MAC on 2006-04-21

US Update

21st April 2006

Water is at the heart of this week's news from the USA, as a proposed gold mine using "potentially" deadly sodium cyanide threatens the Boise River, while the long-standing struggle between Diné and Hopi grass-roots people and Peabody Coal (and some tribal leadership) heats up again. Indigenous peoples from around the world will also be protesting Newmont's annual meeting, with a litany of complaints. And aluminium giant Alcoa is headed for a possible strike if it can't address workers' healthcare demands.

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