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Solidarity message from Rosia Montana related to criminal charges against people from Halkidiki

To: Hellenic Mining Watch Ref: Solidarity message related to criminal charges against people from Halkidiki and Hellenic Mining Watch 16 October 2013 Dear colleagues at Hellenic Mining Watch, We’ve learned, with great concern, about the 29 residents of Halkidiki charged with “participating in a criminal organization”. The Greek state says that the purpose of this […]

A solidarity message from Naomi Klein to the people of Halkidiki struggling against goldmining

” As many of you know, I spent a stretch of time in Ierissos at the start of the summer during which I learned everything I could about your struggle against Eldorado Gold. There is no doubt in my mind that powerful forces in both your country and mine are doing their best to put you […]

Chalkidiki Protest against ElDorado Gold Mining Company 3rd August 2013

A protest took place on Saturday the 3rd of August in Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) Northern Greece close to Thessaloniki, against the Canadian Mining Company ElDorado Gold and its project in the area. Approximately 3-5 thousand people gathered to protest against the gold mining in the forest of Skouries near Holy Mount Athos.

Τhe great theft: Focusing on struggles against mines (Copenhagen 28/6)

Program: 16:00-18:00 SCREENINGS: -Golden Times – Black vilva  (Rosia Montana, Romania) -Golden Times – Cassandra’s dream (Skouries, Greece) 18:30-22:30 PRESENTATIONS: -Skype conversation with members of the local resistance group at Skouries -A personal experience from Skouries by two danish activists -Rosia Montana’s mines, by Tica Darie and Loisa Hoppe (www.weloverosia.eu) -Galicia’s mines (Spain) -Talvivaara’s mines […]

The Government of Canada: Stop Support for Eldorado Gold Corporation in Northern Greece

Petitioning The Government of Canada This petition will be delivered to: The Government of Canada Petition by MiningWatch Canada Whereas: Eldorado Gold, a Canadian mining company, has been aggressively pursuing mining projects in northern Greece; And whereas these projects promise to have and are already having a significant negative impact on the environment and communities […]

Destruction of forest by Eldorado Gold in Skouries progresses

The unique forest of Skouries, in northern Halkidiki is being cut and uprooted to make way for Eldorado Gold’s open pit gold-copper mine, flotation plant, roads and tailings facilities. As the local people have repeatedly denounced, a large part these forest clearing activities lack the necessary permits. Check out the photos and the dates they […]

Naomi Klein filming a documentary on the Skouries mining conflict

“Greeks live the Shock Doctrine” said the famous Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein speaking at the b-fest in Athens on May 25 (video of her speech here). She then moved on to Halkidiki in order to get acquainted with the growing popular movement against gold and copper mining in the region. See below an […]