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Miners Win Ruling Over Indigenous Groups in Guyana


Environment  (tags: world, protection, habitat, environment, destruction, government, green, politics, wildlife, conservation, ecosystems )

Cal
- 689 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A judge in Guyana's high court has ruled that indigenous groups do not have the right to expel legal miners from their land.



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:08 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thanks Cal. Goody, more mining poisons to add to the earth's surface, land water and air. Let alone taking the positives and creating more negatives for the indigenous humans and other life forms. Legal? According to who is paying and who is receiving the money or kick-backs. The indigenous life there will only receive death and not very lovely deaths. This will add to the net loss for the planet.


 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:08 pm
Boo. Bad judgement.
 

Sue H. (7)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:35 pm
Judge must have had a sudden increase in his bank account....rotten.
 

Bonnie M. (22)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:13 am
Sadly, it's all about politics and money. No consideration of the rights and welfare of the indigenous people. Then- no consideration or respect of the rights of others is a universal trend- starts with families.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:45 am
noted
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:06 am
What typical injustice. Greed Greed Greed will be the death of us all!
 

Gloria Fitchett (64)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:38 am
noted
 

Roseann d. (178)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:06 am
Maybe the indigenous groups should just go an run roughshod over the judge's personal property then.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:16 am
Some times there aren't any words....
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:03 pm
Notato grazie per il` informazzione!!!!!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:25 pm
This is a terrible decision. Shame on the judge.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:29 pm
What!! Shame on him! Sad sad....
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:47 pm
Noted
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:06 pm
Wondering how much Government officials and Judge Insane got for this inhumane act?
 

Janet G. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:01 pm
Sad, very sad for the indigenous groups and for Guyana.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:23 pm
I send thanks to all the many people who have been working to correct these wrongs that have been acted out in the guise of justice... It's not over. The Truth must continue to be heralded forth for all to see the shameful actions of these heartless persons in positions of power.... I am so saddened and sorrowful for the great loss that these people, and many before them, are going through right now.
 

Claudia O. (73)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:44 pm
Unfortunately this is not surprising. Big money and huge corporate interests always win over civil rights. Still, we try to change that.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:48 pm
Sad. Makes you sick to see that governement cares more for their material and money situations more than they do about the people's health and safety. I know that it's not new, just wish they'd have something large fall from the sky and give them a big knock on their brains that would maybe make them think the opposite. Thanks Cal
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:22 pm
Noted with utter frustration...let's not give up!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:25 pm
Disappointing. Indigenous peoples and the Earth should come first.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:03 pm
sadly noted
 

Janet R. (34)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:13 pm
Shameful decision by that idiotic judge; must be in someone's pocket.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:02 pm
very sad
 

Aurea Walker (216)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:13 pm
He who has the gold rules. Ask our own Native Americans, they are getting screwed over. Jack Abrahmoff called Native Americans "monkeys" and troglodytes" while ripping them off in the CASINO SCAMS. Sadly we do not need to leave the USA borders to see how American fucorporations run roughshod over anyone or anything that stand in their way.
 

Edith B. (145)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:49 pm
Money and greed rule over fairness everytime.
 

Joan De Chirico (26)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:00 am
I am so saddened to hear this...Guyana is a beautiful land and sadly the government is
not fair to its indigenous people....we can only pray for them...
 

Ram Reddy (7)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 2:47 am
Noted
 

Care member (1)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:56 am
Noted
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:54 am

Noted...
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:22 am
I think the problem is not in the judge's ruling . But in the laws, which must be adjusted. Noted , Thanks Cal .
 

Dianne D. (462)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:09 am
Bad news. Need to send in the troops to rescue these people from the bullies.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:32 pm
Wrong
 
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