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Greek Protests against Vancouver’s Eldorado Gold

10 Jun

About 600 people demonstrate against Vancouver based Eldorado Gold in Thessaloniki, Greece, in April, 2012. Photo by Teacher Dude.

Government push to bring in new mines as solution to economic woes rejected by residents

by Dawn Paley

As people in Greece fight austerity in the streets, top officials are pushing open pit mining as a way out of the country’s economic despair. But just as folks in Greece have taken action against an imposed economic paradigm, they are taking a stand to protect their lands from mining Continue reading

Hundreds protest oil tankers at march and rally in Vancouver

26 Mar

Vancouver protester Hunter Johnson covered herself with molasses to highlight concern about oil spills.

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Vancouver streets today (March 26) in a boisterous display of opposition to oil tanker traffic along British Columbia’s coast.

Organized by first nation and environmental groups, the demonstration came just days after the 23rd anniversary of the infamous Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.

A noon rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery drew an estimated 1,000 protesters who chanted and held signs that read: “No tankers on our coast” and “Oil and water don’t mix”.

Speakers criticized Kinder Morgan’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby and the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat.

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