Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fwd: Re: IMPORTANT -- Please read/circulate ( Apologize for the formatting )

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From: S. Kalyanaraman
Date: May 31, 2006 3:37 AM
Subject: Re: IMPORTANT -- Please read/circulate ( Apologize for the formatting )
Title: water or gold...?
please read this and pass it...when the last tree is cut and when the last glacier(watershed) is destroyedwe will have to drink gold or sulphuric acid......
Please read about this absolute atrocity that is happening in Chile, thatcould eventually happen in your own home, or maybe already is. Andmay this inspire us to say NO MORE and start changing the world we live in!
In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile runs from 2rivers, fed by 2 glaciers. Water is a most precious resource, and wars willbe 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 has been found a huge deposit of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it would be necessary to break, 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 operation is planned by a multinational company, one of whose *members is George Bush Senior.*

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 onlybe 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 the 100th person to receive and sign the petition, send it to
to be forwarded
To the Chilean Government.

NO to the Pascua Lama Open Cast Mine in the Andean Corillera on the
Chilean-Argentine frontier.We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize
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.

Signature, City, Country
and please google the subject to find out more info for find out how else
you can get involved.
Here is one link for you to check out:
1) Katharine Proudfoot, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2) Laura Cole, London, UK
3) David Platt, London, UK
4) Diane Platt, Manchester, UK
5) Tanya Corker, Manchester, UK
6) Nicola Hargreaves, UK
7) Nicholas Jones, UK
8) Johann Don-Daniel, Germany
9) Ashley Berger, Germany
10) Sarah Downie, Leeds, UK
11) Paula Delahunty, Bingley, UK
12) John O'Driscoll, Bingley, Uk
13) Jordan-Lee Delahunty, Bingley, UK
14) Claire Mulvey, Bradford, UK
15) Marie Malcolm Bradford, UK
16) Ann Clowes, Halifax UK
17) Jayne McGee, Brighouse UK
18) Jason Barratt Oldham UK
19) Lindsay Torrance, Rochdale UK
20) Maggie Ford, Rochdale, U.K.
21) Barry Cook, Todmorden, U.K.
22) Shelley Burgoyne, Todmorden, U.K.
23) Lisa Stuart, Potes, Spain.
24) Michael Stuart, Potes, Spain.
25) Renee Engl, Byron Bay, Australia
26) Adrian Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
27) Riana Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
28) Oriel Paterson, Brunswick Heads, Australia
29) Alicia Paterson, Brisbane, Australia
30) Lyneve Robinson, Sydney, Australia
31) Jennifer Moalem, Sydney, Australia
32) Alexandra Pope, Sydney Australia
33) Shushann Movsessian, Sydney Australia
34) Amanda Frost35) Chris Liddell, AUS
36) Jade Deegan, AUS37) Jo Satori, AUS
38) Jennie Gorman, Vic AUS
39) Angelique Queensley, Victoria, Can
40)Chrystyanna Queensley, Victoria, Can
41) Dawna Masters, San Miguel De Allende, Mex.
42) John Gillespie, Canada43. Lynn Askey, Canada
44) Blanche Tanner B.C. Canada
45)Harreson Tanner B.C. Canada
46) peggy johnston B.C. Canada
47)Richard Welmers, Los Angeles, CA
48)Carlos Madrid Mora, Sebastopol, CA.
49) Pamela Schneider, Montreal, QC Canada
50) Jean-Marc Abela, Montreal, Qc, Canada
51) Khrystell E. Burlin, Toronto, ON, Canada
52) Sandy Powlik, Victoria, BC, Canada
53) Chad Unser, San Juan Del Sur, Nicargua
54) Suzanne Kimball, Mexico D.F., Mexico
55) Carol W. Shweder, Chilmark, MA, USA
56) Chitra Raman, Grosse Pointe, MI, USA.
57) S. Kalyanaraman, Chennai, India
58) Anil Kurnool, India

1 comment:

geoff said...

really cool message, and an excellent mission. But sadly the email account at the other end has been frozen.


(I recieved it from my sister, added my name forwarded it to but there is nobody home)

On 06/07/06, Mail Delivery Subsystem wrote:

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


I hope this is temporary. If anybody finds out a new email address, please post it here