Claudia Campero and Maude Barlow
On July 14-15, mining-affected community members, scientists, academics, spiritual leaders, journalists and human rights advocates will come together to hold an ethical, political and community-driven International Peoples’ Health Tribunal in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala. The tribunal will focus on the health and social impacts of Vancouver-based Goldcorp through its Marlin mine in Guatemala, the San Martin mine in Valle de Siria, Honduras, and the Los Filos mine in Mexico.
Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero Arena will attend this gathering being organized by the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN), the Mesoamerican Movement against the Extractive Mining Model (M4), the Defense Front of San Miguel Ixtahuacán (FREDEMI), the Parrish Commission Kolol Qnan Tx’otx’ of San Miguel Ixtahuacán and the International Coalition against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA).
The event will be transmitted live at http://healthtribunal.org/resources/the-tribunal-live/.
For Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow’s account of her visit to the Marlin mine in Guatemala, please go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10419. For more on the San Martin mine in Honduras, see http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10519. Both of these mines were highlighted in plenaries and workshops at the recent ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ in Vancouver in early-June, http://canadians.org/shoutout.
For more information on the International Peoples’ Health Tribunal this July 14-15, please go to http://healthtribunal.org/.