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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:03|
This post is part one of a series of two posts.
"The people of San Miguel is no longer the same since the miners arrived," wrote reporter for the magazine Jeovany Ibáñez & Motor World Press Freedom in 2008. Your article resonates to this day, while the community of San Miguel continues his fight to bring Goldcorp [in] to justice by the negative impact of the Marlin mine [in] in the community.
The photojournalist James Rodriguez MiMundo.org resulted [in] parts of the article by Ibanez in 2008:
Earlier this year, was held in Toronto a peaceful demonstration in support of those communities affected by mining. YouTube user RachelBlumeSmall shares a video:
This long struggle against Goldcorp was a significant victory in July 2012. On 14 and 15 July 2012, members of the community of San Miguel community joined with M4 (the Mesoamerican movement against extractive mining model) and the Network of Solidarity for the injustices of Mining [in] to organize [in ] the 'International People's Tribunal of Health'. The Court's website explains [in]:
The site adds:
Before the Tribunal, the group created a series of videos based on the work of photojournalist James Rodriguez. The Health Blog Court explained [in]:
The Court also filmed testimony of individual members of the community of San Miguel. These testimonies are available on the YouTube channel MiningInjustice .
In the next post in this series, we examine closely the reports of the Court of Health. See also the judgment of the Court. Stay tuned to this space.
The photo used as thumbnail image was taken by James Rodriguez. Used with permission.