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Turn Gold Into Environmental Justice

Please join the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee’s
Turning Gold into Environmental Justice Campaign!

Valle de Siria gold mine in Honduras.

Be in solidarity with Salvadoran communities resisting attempts of Canadian and US mining companies to extract gold from Salvadorans’ hills!

This is a David and Goliath issue, a global showdown. The mining companies will benefit by making huge profits as the price of gold and other precious metals continues to rise. The communities will suffer and could become unlivable as they face contaminated air, soil and water.

Already communities have been torn apart by this issue, environmentalists have been killed, and lawsuits have been brought against the Salvadoran government under CAFTA (the Central American Free Trade Agreement).

The Round Table against Mining in El Salvador has fought tirelessly against this threat for years and is now trying to get a law prohibiting mining in its country passed in the Salvadoran legislature – the first such law ever. Its efforts were recognized in 2009 when it was awarded the International Human Rights Prize by the Institute for Policy Studies.

We are asking MOFGA members and friends if they can stand with us and donate unwanted gold and silver. Let us convert your stale memorabilia or something more precious into a potent force for economic and environmental justice. All proceeds will go to the anti-mining campaign in El Salvador and to the National US-El Salvador Sister Cities, which works hard to support the campaign’s efforts.

Please consider donating a gold or silver item you own to the Turning Gold into Environmental Justice Campaign.

Call MOFGA at 568-4142 and ask for Jaco to learn the details.

Posted on 2/14/2012 (Archive on 3/6/2012)
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