by Barry Weisleder
Socialist Action members joined about one hundred opponents of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada which held a publicity gathering at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto on June 13.
For over two hours, the protest against the PDAC occupied two blocks of Front Street West, adjacent to the CBC headquarters. Indigenous speakers and dancers, along with environmental activists from northern Canada, Central America and as far away as Tigray (Ethiopia) denounced the harmful labour and natural resource practices of major Canadian mining corporations operating around the world.
See the message of the DisruptPDAC campaign below, along with a photo of some of the protesters.
#DisruptPDAC Flash Mobilization at 11:30am
The world’s biggest mining convention is about to kick off in Toronto and the industry is greenwashing its colonial and capitalist destruction like never before. We can’t let them get away with it. ALL OUT to #DisruptPDAC.
From June 13 – 15 at PDAC mining companies will paint themselves as the SOLUTION to the climate crisis, when they are actually a MAJOR CAUSE. Taking full advantage of the crisis they helped create, corporations and governments continue to expand mining without community consent, destroying the environment and people’s lives. But we see through their shiny PR and misleading “Corporate Social Responsibility” campaigns.
Help us expose these green-washing lies and disrupt business as usual! Join us to support mining impacted communities all over the world and #DisruptPDAC.