The media’s response to the death of Peter Munk – valourizing a man responsible for countless deaths, widespread sexual assault, and the destruction of entire ecosystems – is a reminder of the power of money. It sets a dangerous precedent – that whatever crimes you commit, whatever devastation you cause, can be forgiven if only you share a fraction of your stolen wealth.
Meanwhile, Peter Munk’s legacy exists in many places – sites that are marked by active resistance against the lies and impacts of Barrick Gold.
Join us on Tuesday April 24, 10:30am, outside Barrick Gold’s AGM at 88 Queens Quay West, as we honour the victims and uplift the demands of communities silenced by the drumming of Munk’s accolades.
Together, we can create noise to counter Munk’s image of benevolence and demand accountability for the communities impacted by Barrick.
PHOTO: “600 families dying contaminated from Barrick in complicity with the state.” Photo provided by community member living next to Barrick and Goldcorp’s Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic.
General about Barrick
Backgrounder on Barrick in the DR
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers
The only hospital in Porgera, PNG has been closed for 1.5 years, right next to one of his mines. (it is still closed)
Backgrounders: Porgera Mine, PNG