Ia uitati un model fain si frumos de protest (cred ca pun bookmark pe site).
Daca semnati protestul (ceea ce va recomand) vedeti si cum "functioneaza" -
de fapt, cam ASTA era modelul de site pentru proteste la care ma gandeam
acum vreo 4 ani... aveam "jucarie" ;)

From: Stephanie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>


Thousands of indigenous villagers in Guatemala are protesting an open-pit
cyanide leach gold mine. The Marlin gold mine is being developed by the
Canadian-U.S. firm Glamis Gold in the western Guatemalan highlands. Starting
last December, villagers in the neighboring province blockaded trucks
carrying mining equipment for 40 days. One villager died and many others
were injured when the Guatemalan government sent in the military in mid
January to end the blockade.

 The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank approved a $45
million loan for the Marlin project in June 2004. The IFC did not first
check to see if the local population supported the development of the mine.
In fact, Guatemala's National Council of Indigenous Peoples has publicly
called on the government to reject the project. Villagers say that Glamis
Gold has failed to consult directly with them, and failed to inform them
about environmental risks and impacts.

 Take Action! Send/amend the letter below. Tell the IFC to withdraw funding
to the Marlin gold mine project, and Glamis Gold to halt Marlin mine
development, until local indigenous communities have been consulted and give
their consent to of the project. NOTE: If you respond to this alert by
replying to this message, please make sure you include the word MARLIN in
the subject header.

 You can take action on this alert either via email (please see directions
below) or via the web at:

 Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.

 We encourage you to take action by January 24, 2006

 Tell Glamis Gold and the World Bank to Respect Indigenous Rights!

If you have access to a web browser, you can take action on this alert by
going to the following URL:

Just choose the "reply to sender" option on your email program.

 You MUST Reply with "Marlin" in the subject.

Your letter will be addressed and sent to:
Glamis Gold Executives
International Finance Corp/World Bank Mining Staff

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

 I am writing to express serious concerns about Glamis Gold's proposed
Marlin gold mine which has recently been the focus of large-scale protests
by local indigenous peoples in the western highlands of Guatemala.

 The affected populations say that they lack critical information about the
project, including potential environmental risks, and that they have not
consented to the development of the mine. In fact, they question whether
this project will bring real benefits to them. January 11th marked the
fortieth day of protest and the villagers' blockade of trucks carrying
mining equipment. The Guatemalan government's decision to send in military
troops to end the 40-day blockade of trucks carrying mining equipment
resulted in the death of at least one villager and many injuries. This is
tragic and disturbing and raises even greater concerns about the lack of
dialogue and engagement with the community.

 The Marlin project has the backing of the International Finance Corporation
(IFC), which approved a $45 million loan in June 2004 even though Guatemalan
groups were cautioning that large segments of the local population did not
support the project and were calling for increased consultation. IFC should
recall that the World Bank management stated, in response to the Extractive
Industries Review, that it would only support mining projects that enjoyed
"broad community support." Current developments suggest this is not the case
with the Marlin project.

 In support of the local communities and indigenous rights, I ask that:

* Glamis Gold engage in open and transparent dialogue with all potentially
affected communities and halt further development of the mine until
community concerns are addressed and full respect for the rights of affected
communities can be guaranteed.

* IFC suspend further processing of the loan and support the dialogue
between the communities, the company, and the government. IFC should also
insist on the establishment of an independent and thorough review of the
project, including a complete environmental impacts assessment, an
independent audit of the company's "consultation" with communities, and a
review of the events leading to violence on January 11th.

* IFC visit the communities to be impacted by the project, along with
conflict resolution specialists, and that they coordinate their visit with
local NGOs and communities directly.


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