Hi friends,
Please consider signing this petition and passing it along (Copy and paste the petition into your e-mail program, add your name to the petition and forward.) protect the Valle de San Felix in Chile from Barrick Corporation who wants to remove two important glaciers to get to the gold. At stake is the water and indigenous farmers who rely on it for their livelihood. Thanks Lee P.S. Let's keep this moving forward. Thanks!!
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From: Laura Fillmore
To: Lee Dazey ; ultrayouthag COOPERATIVE COMMUNIVERSITY ; Joe Ferguson
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 11:20 AM

fyi: please forward--its Barrick Gold, the desecrators working on Carrie Dann's valley now--at work in Chile.

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From: "Lois kane" lkane@rsic.org
Date: July 20, 2006 11:06:15 AM PDT
To: " Reno-Sparks Indian Colony"

Help for Indigenous Chilean Peoples - help if you can

Dear friends who care about our earth.
Judge for yourself if you want to take action. In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers. Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be fought for it. Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no unemployment, and they provide the second largest source of income for the area. Under the glaciers have been found huge deposits of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it would be necessary to destroy the glaciers - something never conceived of in the history of the world – and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the mine's rubbish tip. The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is called Barrick Gold. The Chilean Government has approved the project to start this year, 2006. The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution. If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of especially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in the extraction process. Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses. The farmers have been fighting a long time for their land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the Ministry of the Interior. Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project is to get help from international justice.

The world must know what is happening in Chile. The only place to start changing the world is from here. We ask you to circulate this message amongst your friends in the following way. Please copy this text, paste it into a new email adding your signature and send it to everyone in your address book. Please, will the100th person to receive and sign the petition, send it to;
to be forwarded to the Chilean Government. No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean Cordillera on the Chilean-Argentine frontier. We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the
Pascua Lama project to protect the whole of 3 glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix Valley and El Transito, the quality of the agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the
quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the whole population of the region.


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Laura Fillmore