How do you stop a gold mine from destroying your community? That’s what the people of Cajamarca, Peru, are trying to do. And they are asking us to help them. Why you and me? Because we are in the United States, and the gold-mining company in question is from Denver, Colorado!
That’s right. The company is the Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the largest gold producers in the world. They want to expand their gold mine, which is already the second largest gold mine in the world, to an additional site in Cajamarca called Conga Mine. It’s outrageous that Newmont will not listen to the Peruvians who continue to say NO to the Conga Mine. Why don’t they want this mine? Because it will: annihilate four mountain lakes and the surrounding mountains; endanger people downstream with poisoning; and ignore scientific evidence that Newmont’s so-called Environmental Impact Statement is erroneous.
MineWatch, a project of the Denver Justice & Peace Committee (DJPC), joins the people of Cajamarca in saying to Newmont: ENOUGH! But we need your help, since we’re dealing with one of the largest gold-mining companies in the world!
Thanks to your previous help, DJPC’s MineWatch has already accomplished a lot:
We’ve only just begun! We need you to help MineWatch continue this year, as we challenge Newmont! Seems like a David v. Goliath story! Since Newmont is so large and wealthy, we need to launch this 3–month campaign to raise $5000 so that DJPC will be able to stand up to the giant! Can you help us meet this challenge by June 15th, in order to match a $1000 donation from an anonymous donor? You can donate on-line now by simply clicking on DONATE HERE. Consider making a recurring donation monthly or quarterly, to sustain MineWatch all year. You can also mail checks made to “Denver Justice & Peace Committee Education Fund” to DJPC, P.O. Box 12403, Denver, CO 80212. Your donation is tax-deductible.
We are deeply grateful, not only for your donation, but also for joining MineWatch’s efforts throughout this year!
For a more just and peaceful world,
P.S. Remember, Newmont is destroying the community of Cajamarca and needs your help!
- Denver Justice & Peace Committee P.O. Box 12403 Denver, Colorado 80212 USA Tel. 303-623-1463 www.denjustpeace.org
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