On Wednesday, March 20th, the U.S. Court of Appeals revived Maxima Acuña Atalaya and her family’s case against Newmont Mining Company. The family sued Newmont in the United States for abuse at the hands of the company’s security forces. The lower court had dismissed the case, saying it should be heard in Peru. The Appeals … Continue reading Goldman Prize Winner Máxima Acuña Atalaya de Chaupe and her family will continue the case in the United States despite Newmont’s attempts to thwart their pursuit of justice
I wanted to send this message to thank you for your support to the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. Many of you attended our November 10th Awards Night, in which we honored the work of ACODET, the Guatemalan indigenous organization fighting to protect community land from megadam projects. Others accompanied us in our journey to … Continue reading Thank you! Help us continue our solidarity work.
International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining Please join the DJPC as we take our stand against open-pit mining on Friday, Sept 21 at noon, on the SE corner of Colfax and Lincoln (on the capital grounds). For a clean and healthful environment for all! As declared by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace … Continue reading International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining – September 21st 2018
Throughout the world, open-pit and other high-tech mining technologies are producing chemical waste that contaminates water supplies, degrades the natural environment, and destroys the possibility of farming and fishing for a living. Deforestation and the use of dynamite obliterate old growth forests and the ecosystems they support and ultimately undermine the means of subsistence and … Continue reading Our Statement on the Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining
Newmont Mining Shareholders Confronted by Protesters Posted by thenationreport Denver residents protest the Newmont Shareholders’ meeting at the Hilton Inverness Hotel on Wednesday. (all photos: The Nation Report) The Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) has years of experience fighting the mining practices of Newmont Mining. So it wasn’t a surprise on Wednesday to see … Continue reading Newmont Mining Shareholders Confronted by Protesters. By thenationreport
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Steve Piper DJPC Minewatch 303 596 8972 email@example.com www.denjustpeace.org Denver, Colorado, April 24th 2018 Throughout the world, open-pit and other high tech mining technologies are producing chemical waste that contaminates water supplies, degrades the natural environment, and destroys the possibility of farming and fishing for a living. Deforestation and the use … Continue reading Press Release: April 25 Protest Newmont Mining Corporation for its Human and Environmental Rights Abuses
We are going to hold a protest outside the hotel where Newmont Mining will be holding its upcoming shareholder meeting. Newmont is being sued in federal court here in the US by Máxima Acuña, for beating her and her family, destroying her crops, and damaging her property. Newmont is also destroying the surrounding environment by … Continue reading Protest Newmont Mining Corporation for its Human & Environmental Rights Abuses.
Call for Nominations for the Global Justice & Peace Award Due date for nominations: May 15th 2018 Vidalina Morales leader of The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador receiving the 2017 Global Justice and Peace Award. This award is given at the Denver Justice and Peace Committee’s Awards Night. The Global Justice and … Continue reading Call for Nominations Global Justice & Peace Award Due date: May 15th 2018
DJPC board member, professor Lynn Holland will report back on her recent journey to Chiapas with a group of nine students from the University of Denver. She will describe how the people of Chiapas, the poorest state in Mexico, are fighting back against hazardous large-scale commercial projects by courageously protesting big mining operations, providing education … Continue reading Fighting for a Better Life in Chiapas