Friday, January 16, 2009

From InterContinental Cry


InterContinental Cry
Mexican Company Denies Suffering Caused by Mines
Posted: 15 Jan 2009 01:37 PM CST
The Mexican mining company Autl├ín claims there is no evidence to prove that manganese causes harm to human health. In the Mexican state of Hidalgo, the company has been extracting the mineral since the 1960s. Adults in a group of towns near the company’s operation live their daily lives trembling as if they have Parkinson’s disease, [...]

Grants Available for Mining-Impacted Indigenous Communities
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 02:13 PM CST
The Indigenous Environmental Network and Western Mining Action Network have grants of up to $4,000 U.S. available for mining-impacted Indigenous communities in North America. Applications have to be in before February 1, 2009, so you’ll have to move quick if you want to apply. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the next grant cycle in October. Please [...]


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