Anti-Gold mining info evening: An attempt to build a strategy platform


Sunday December 8th 2013, ReINFORM invites you to an info evening about anti-gold mining struggles. Door opens at 17:30 with a collective kitchen.

Following our last action on November 9th for Skouries international day, we are extending our scope to build a network on mutual struggles taking place all over the world. El Dorado Gold Co. is involved in mining activities in Greece, Romania, Turkey, China, Brazil and Canada among others.

The evening will include:

  • screenings of short documentaries and presentation of the case of Skouries providing an insight of the related economic, environmental and social outrage
  • live streaming via Skype with people from Skouries [Greece], Rosia Montana [Romania] and solidarity groups who are going to provide a closer look into their struggles
  • presentation from SOMO; an independent, non-profit research and networking organization that investigates multinational corporations and the consequences of their activities for people and the environment around the world

Large scale extracting activities threaten to destroy a forest of incredible beauty and ecological value in Halkidiki, North Greece. El Dorado Gold Co, with open support from the Greek state and private interest groups, is involved in an immense mining project that will alter the character of the entire region.

The social movement of protest and resistance to these destructive plans has suffered terrible state repression, police violence, prosecutions, imprisonments, defamation, muzzling and criminalization.

With the help of SOMO we will look into the status of El Dorado Gold Co. regarding the violation of human rights, the environmental law infringement and the cash flows through mailbox and offshore companies.

Introducing the available research tools, we aim to create a platform that can take on this research and strengthen the links between all the involved actors.

If you are interested you are welcome to join this cause and contribute with new ideas.

The evening will start with a collective kitchen at 17:30.

Place: Joe’s garage

Pretoriusstraat 43hs, 1092 EZ, Amsterdam.ReINFORM_logo1