In response to the several articles that appeared in the Greek press about the recruitment of a paid activist for the protests in Halkidiki, CATAPA wishes to counter some false announcements. We do this by explaining some names and words that appeared in these articles.
London-based human rights organisation Colombia Solidarity Campaign has published an Alternative Report about La Colosa, the AngloGold Ashanti gold mining project in Colombia’s municipality of Cajamarca (Tolima), entitled La Colosa: A Death Foretold.
The report unveils, for the first time, findings which clearly show that if the production phase of the La Colosa gold mine goes ahead, its implications to local communities would be much graver than previously anticipated. Community leaders and human rights defenders are already paying the highest price - their lives - for their opposition to the large-scale corporate mining project.
This report is a result of extensive research that included more than 100 interviews on the ground, legal document analysis, and technical assessment by Dr. Mark Muller, a highly respected international expert on mining.
The 2012 Olympics were to be the most sustaibable Games ever. In spite of this, Rio Tinto supplied all the medals. Rio Tinto is a mining company with a terrible reputation worldwide, and over 8000 complaints pending: violence, rape, forced evictions…
On May 23rd, Catapa, together with FairFin, Urgewald en Facing Finance attended Deutsche Banks' AGM: the annual shareholders meeting. Catapa came with a clear message: Deutsche Bank, Stop investing in irresponsible mining! Deutsche Bank claims - in speeches, quotes, statements, reports and messages on their website - that they do not invest in irresponsible projects.
Whether you approach it socially or technically, to lawyer Mirtha Vásquez and engineer Reinaldo Rodríguez it is beyond dispute that the Conga mining plan in its present form is absolutely irresponsible and must not be carried out. Putting gold before water, the implementation of the project will have a huge and irreversible social and ecological impact. These two Peruvian guest speakers came to Belgium for a 2-week tour of lectures, informative evenings, lobby meetings and workshops.
For the 5th time CATAPA will be hosting the DocuLatino festival in which it draws attention at the sustainable management of natural resources. DocuLatino V runs from February 20th until March 15th and focuses on the problems of mining non-renewable resources like gold and oil, and its impact on the bio-fuel industry.