domingo, 29 de enero de 2012


El proximo martes 31 de enero se llevara a cabo una charla sobre el impacto de las minas en el Peru y la fracturacion de gas en Nueva York. Mas detalles abajo: Los esperamos!


Resistance to Open-Pit Mining in Peru and Fracking in New York:
Lesson and Connections for the Struggles of the 99%

Gerardo Renique, CUNY historian and activist -- Robert Jereski, activist with the New York
Climate Action Group
Tuesday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.

451 West Street (that's the West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets
NYC 10014
(212) 242-4201

A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left
1, 2, 3 or 9 to 14th Street & 7th Ave, get off at south end of station, walk west on 12th Street to 8th Ave. left to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left.
PATH Train to Christopher Street north on Greenwich St to Bank Street, left to the river.
#11 or #20 Bus to Abingdon Square, west on Bethune
#14A or #14D Bus to 8th Ave & 14th Street, walk down 8th Ave. and west on Bethune to the river
#8 Bus to 10th & West Streets

Thousands of farmers occupying four lakes in Peru’s highland of Cajamarca have sparked a nationwide movement in defense of life and water. The four
lakes are threatened by destruction by Colorado-based Newmont Corporation's gold-mining operations. On Wednesday, February 1,
people across the country will begin a march to the capital city of Lima, where they will demand the ban of mining in headwaters and glaciers, community
sovereignty over natural resources, and prohibition of the use of mercury and cyanide in mining.

Here in New York, activists and communities from across the state are also fighting to stop the transnational oil and gas industry from
further contributing to global warming and endangering local food and watersheds through the highly polluting process know as “fracking.”
The proposed Spectra pipeline that would transport “fracked” gas into New York City and New Jersey ports would also endanger human health
and the environment. Across the rest of the country and Canada activists are still working to stop the Keystone XL pipeline one of the
largest and potentially more destructive energy projects in history.

Corporations across the globe, driven by the high price of fuels and metals and defended by a complacent political establishment, are now
posing a threat to life as we know it on Planet Earth.

Presentations will examine these two cases of citizen action and resistance to these expanding and highly destructive extractivist
economies in Perú and the US, drawing lessons and connections to popular struggles to protect the environment from unsustainable
exploitation the world over.

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