[Marxism] "Open Pit" - documentary on struggle against transnat. gold mining

Juan Fajardo fajardos at ix.netcom.com
Thu Mar 15 17:05:37 MDT 2012


"Open Pit" is a documentary on the struggle by indigenous communities 
against the ravages of open pit gold mining at Yanacocha and other sites 
in the Cajamarca highlands in northern Peru by transnational 
corporations.  Yanacocha is one of the largest open pit gold mines in 
the world.

There is currently a struggle being waged across Peru against the 
"Conga" mining project, which the comuneros fear will deplete and 
contaminate vital water supplies.  Just today the Peruvian state 
announced that 40 organizers and community leaders have been detained.

"Open Pit" can be seen at:

http://vimeo.com/38156417

- Juan




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