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Heave-Ho Ivanhoe! Ivanhoe Mines Out of Burma!

Published by MAC on 2001-05-01

Heave-Ho Ivanhoe! Ivanhoe Mines Out of Burma!

Forwarded via Canada Asia Pacific Resource Network

Demonstration - Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. Annual General Meeting

Tuesday June 25th 1:00 pm

Waterfront Hotel 900 Canada Place Vancouver

Ivanhoe Mines is a Canadian Company, which is in partnership with Burma's military dictatorship, one of the world's most brutal regimes. Ivanhoe's Monywa Copper Mine is the largest foreign mining investment in Burma today.

In partnering with the military junta, the Monywa mine is poised to become a massive income generator for Burma's military regime. The regime earns royalties and rent from Ivanhoe.

Burma's military regime has been systematically using forced labour countrywide on infrastructure projects - many of which are then utilized by foreign companies. Because forced labour is so prevalently used by the military regime in Burma, it's impossible to do business there without perpetuating this abuse.

The International Labour Organization took the strongest action it has ever taken against a member country - against Burma. The ILO called on its members - which include Canada - to impose sanctions against Burma.

Join the call for human rights and democracy in Burma.

For more information contact: Kyaw Thu Soe 604 873 1804

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