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Box-weasel
06-11-2006, 06:57 AM
Dear friends,
I received this disturbing e-mail from a reliable
source.. I have signed the petition. You may want to
also.

In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile
runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers.

Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be
fought for it.

Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no
unemployment, and they provide the second largest
source of income for the area.

Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of
gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it
would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers
- something never conceived of in the history of the
world - and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a
whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the
mine's rubbish tip.

The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is
called Barrick Gold.

The operation is planned by a multi-national company,
one of whose members is George Bush Senior.

The Chilean Government has approved the project to
start this year, 2006.

The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the
farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.

If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just
destroy the source of especially pure water, but they
will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will
never again be fit for human or animal consumption
because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in
the extraction process.

Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the
multinational company and not one will be left with
the people whose land it is. They will only be left
with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses.

The farmers have been fighting a long time for their
land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a
ban from the Ministry of the Interior.

Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project
is to get help from international justice.

The world must know what is happening in Chile. The
only place to start changing the world is from here.

We ask you to circulate this message amongst your
friends in the following way.

Please copy this text, paste it into a new email
adding your signature and send it to everyone in your
address book.

Please, will the 100th person to receive
and sign the petition , send it to
noapascualama@yahoo.ca to be forwarded to the Chilean
Government.

No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean
Cordillera on the
Chilean-Argentine frontier.

We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the
Pascua Lama project to protect the whole of 3
glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix
Valley and El Transito, the quality of the
agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the
quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the
whole population of the region.


Signature, City, Country
1) Katharine Proudfoot, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2) Laura Cole, London , UK
3) David Platt, London, UK
4) Diane Platt, Manchester, UK
5) Tanya Corker, Manchester, UK
6) Nicola Hargreaves, UK
7) Nicholas Jones, UK
8) Johann Don-Daniel, Germany
9) Ashley Berger, Germany
10) Sarah Downie, Leeds, UK
11) Paula Delahunty, Bingley, UK
12) John O'Driscoll, Bingley, Uk
13) Jordan-Lee Delahunty, Bingley, UK
14) Claire Mulvey, Bradford, UK
15) Marie Malcolm Bradford, UK
16) Ann Clowes, Halifax UK
17) Jayne McGee, Brighouse UK
18) Jason Barratt Oldham UK
19) Lindsay Torrance, Rochdale UK
20) Maggie Ford, Rochdale, U.K.
21) Barry Cook, Todmorden, U.K.
22) Shelley Burgoyne, Todmorden, U.K.
23) Lisa Stuart, Potes, Spain.
24) Michael Stuart, Potes, Spain.
25) Renee Engl, Byron Bay, Australia
26) Adrian Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
27) Riana Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
28) Oriel Paterson, Brunswick Heads, Australia
29) Alicia Paterson, Brisbane, Australia
30) Lyneve Robinson, Sydney, Australia
31) Jennifer Moalem, Sydney, Australia
32) Alexandra Pope, Sydney Australia
33) Shushann Movsessian, Sydney Australia
34) Amanda Frost
35) Chris Liddell, AUS
36) Jade Deegan, AUS
37) Jo Satori, AUS
38) U. Heidelauf, Brisbane Australia
39) C Heather, Kooralbyn, Australia
40) Johan Ysewijn, Antwerp, Belgium
41) Jacqueline Hogno, Sunshine coast, Australia
42) Kirsten Bartlett,Darwin,Australia
43) Cathy Sullivan Australia
45) Arati George, Sapphire Coast, Australia
46) Karen Urquhart, Tathra, Australia
47) Louise Maud, Bega. Australia
48) Elizabeth Clark, Bemboka, NSW, Australia
49) Jackie Miles, Brogo, Australia
50) Simon Hill, London, England
51) Ian Caddy, Andover, England
52) Jacqueline Pischorn, Reading, England
53) Laurence Frankel, Uxbridge, England
54) Jennifer Lord Dorset England
55) Liz Sharma, London
56) Rod Cantlay,Ealing,
57) Bryony Hollis, England
58)Fiona McDonald, London
59) Simon Pearce, London
60) James Stewart, Arundel
61) John Zimmer, Arundel
62) Annie Guilfoyle, Eastbourne
63) Amanda Rutkowski, Hanwell, London
64) Heather Matlock, Hanwell, London
65) Fionnuala Kenny, Long Beach, California.
66) Bradford Bancroft, Glendale, California
67) Anna Kunkin, Los Angeles, California
68) Alita Letwin, Los Angeles, California
69) Dorothy Wolpert, Los Angeles, California
70) Rina Freedman, Los Angeles, California
71) Giovanna Gregori Ferrer, Firenze, Italy
72) Sean Hepburn Ferrer
73) Russ Landau

Box-weasel
06-11-2006, 06:57 AM
Dear friends,
I received this disturbing e-mail from a reliable
source.. I have signed the petition. You may want to
also.

In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile
runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers.

Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be
fought for it.

Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no
unemployment, and they provide the second largest
source of income for the area.

Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of
gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it
would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers
- something never conceived of in the history of the
world - and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a
whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the
mine's rubbish tip.

The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is
called Barrick Gold.

The operation is planned by a multi-national company,
one of whose members is George Bush Senior.

The Chilean Government has approved the project to
start this year, 2006.

The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the
farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.

If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just
destroy the source of especially pure water, but they
will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will
never again be fit for human or animal consumption
because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in
the extraction process.

Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the
multinational company and not one will be left with
the people whose land it is. They will only be left
with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses.

The farmers have been fighting a long time for their
land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a
ban from the Ministry of the Interior.

Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project
is to get help from international justice.

The world must know what is happening in Chile. The
only place to start changing the world is from here.

We ask you to circulate this message amongst your
friends in the following way.

Please copy this text, paste it into a new email
adding your signature and send it to everyone in your
address book.

Please, will the 100th person to receive
and sign the petition , send it to
noapascualama@yahoo.ca to be forwarded to the Chilean
Government.

No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean
Cordillera on the
Chilean-Argentine frontier.

We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the
Pascua Lama project to protect the whole of 3
glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix
Valley and El Transito, the quality of the
agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the
quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the
whole population of the region.


Signature, City, Country
1) Katharine Proudfoot, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2) Laura Cole, London , UK
3) David Platt, London, UK
4) Diane Platt, Manchester, UK
5) Tanya Corker, Manchester, UK
6) Nicola Hargreaves, UK
7) Nicholas Jones, UK
8) Johann Don-Daniel, Germany
9) Ashley Berger, Germany
10) Sarah Downie, Leeds, UK
11) Paula Delahunty, Bingley, UK
12) John O'Driscoll, Bingley, Uk
13) Jordan-Lee Delahunty, Bingley, UK
14) Claire Mulvey, Bradford, UK
15) Marie Malcolm Bradford, UK
16) Ann Clowes, Halifax UK
17) Jayne McGee, Brighouse UK
18) Jason Barratt Oldham UK
19) Lindsay Torrance, Rochdale UK
20) Maggie Ford, Rochdale, U.K.
21) Barry Cook, Todmorden, U.K.
22) Shelley Burgoyne, Todmorden, U.K.
23) Lisa Stuart, Potes, Spain.
24) Michael Stuart, Potes, Spain.
25) Renee Engl, Byron Bay, Australia
26) Adrian Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
27) Riana Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
28) Oriel Paterson, Brunswick Heads, Australia
29) Alicia Paterson, Brisbane, Australia
30) Lyneve Robinson, Sydney, Australia
31) Jennifer Moalem, Sydney, Australia
32) Alexandra Pope, Sydney Australia
33) Shushann Movsessian, Sydney Australia
34) Amanda Frost
35) Chris Liddell, AUS
36) Jade Deegan, AUS
37) Jo Satori, AUS
38) U. Heidelauf, Brisbane Australia
39) C Heather, Kooralbyn, Australia
40) Johan Ysewijn, Antwerp, Belgium
41) Jacqueline Hogno, Sunshine coast, Australia
42) Kirsten Bartlett,Darwin,Australia
43) Cathy Sullivan Australia
45) Arati George, Sapphire Coast, Australia
46) Karen Urquhart, Tathra, Australia
47) Louise Maud, Bega. Australia
48) Elizabeth Clark, Bemboka, NSW, Australia
49) Jackie Miles, Brogo, Australia
50) Simon Hill, London, England
51) Ian Caddy, Andover, England
52) Jacqueline Pischorn, Reading, England
53) Laurence Frankel, Uxbridge, England
54) Jennifer Lord Dorset England
55) Liz Sharma, London
56) Rod Cantlay,Ealing,
57) Bryony Hollis, England
58)Fiona McDonald, London
59) Simon Pearce, London
60) James Stewart, Arundel
61) John Zimmer, Arundel
62) Annie Guilfoyle, Eastbourne
63) Amanda Rutkowski, Hanwell, London
64) Heather Matlock, Hanwell, London
65) Fionnuala Kenny, Long Beach, California.
66) Bradford Bancroft, Glendale, California
67) Anna Kunkin, Los Angeles, California
68) Alita Letwin, Los Angeles, California
69) Dorothy Wolpert, Los Angeles, California
70) Rina Freedman, Los Angeles, California
71) Giovanna Gregori Ferrer, Firenze, Italy
72) Sean Hepburn Ferrer
73) Russ Landau