Daily Archives: April 24, 2010

Confront Barrick Gold April 28 in Toronto

Once a year, the board of directors for the world’s most powerful gold miner converge in downtown Toronto. Be there to Confront Barrick Gold!

WHAT: Protest and Press Conference outside Barrick Gold’s Annual General Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, April 28. 11am protest

WHERE: Metro Convention Center, 255 Front St. Toronto

Barrick Gold Company Logo and Chairman

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Life with the Balochistan Liberation Army

A photographer documents life with the Balochistan Liberation Army.

By Marc Wattrelot — Special to GlobalPost
Published: April 23, 2010 07:20 ET

Full Frame features photo essays and conversations with photographers in the field.

Balochistan extends over 350,000 square kilomaters (about the size of Germany) and is the largest province in the Pakistan Federation. About 7 million people live in Balochistan and the population comprises Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghanis. Balochistan is among the richest provinces in Pakistan, with valuable natural resources in gold, cobalt and gas. But its people are the poorest, suffering for decades under the Pakistani government. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) seeks to address this economic discrimination. The armed group’s resistance regularly makes headlines in the Pakistani national press.
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