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Silence is Gold Film Screening

Join us for the Toronto premiere of SILENCE IS GOLD, a film that explores the state of free-speech in a corporate dominated world. This screening is co-presented with the MiningInjustice Solidarity and Point of View Magazine. Sakura Saunders and guest speakers will be … Continue reading

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Ex-UofT President David Naylor gets named to Barrick Board of Directors

If there was ever any doubt that the Munk School’s creation was marked by corruption and secrecy, this revelation should confirm our long-standing suspicions. This week, Barrick announced that it would be adding ex-University of Toronto President, David Naylor, to … Continue reading

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Peter Munk Puppet shows it’s UofT pride today!

  Munk OUT of UofT and the crew from OPIRG made it out earlier today to show some UofT pride at the UofT parade to the Lupe Fiasco show. He was carrying a banner that read “Peter Munk Corporate Criminal: … Continue reading

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Peter Munk, UofT & Barrick Gold: Info Session

WHAT: Peter Munk & UofT info session WHERE: UofT @ OISE, 252 Bloor room 5150 WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 6:30pm SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook event WHY: To learn about the implications of the infamous “Munk Contract”. The Munk Contract which established the Munk School of Global … Continue reading

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Training a new generation of corporate apologists? The Munk School and the Globe and Mail

In the rural highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), a Canadian gold mine operates amongst the Ipili people, who were one of the last major ethnic groups to be contacted by the Australian colonial administration of New Guinea, or “white … Continue reading

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Student Rejects his degree at UofT due to University’s Munk ties

I, Michael Vipperman, intend to renounce the degree I am being offered from the University of Toronto on June 14, 2012, in protest over the ongoing commodification and bureaucratization of education at this University, best exemplified by the increasingly intimate … Continue reading

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Cry of the Andes Film Screening (free)

Journey to the heart of the Andes Mountains where ‘Pascua Lama’ is poised to become the world’s largest open pit mine. However, for the indigenous people and farmers living in the valley below, Pascua Lama threatens their only source of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Munk OUT of UofT campaign!

Last year, Peter Munk, the chairman and founder of the world’s largest gold mining company, had his foundation pledge a historic contribution of $35 million to the University of Toronto. In doing so, he created the Munk School of Global … Continue reading

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Tanzanians Killed at Barrick’s North Mara Mine Not Forgotten

70 gather at the Munk School of Global Affairs (photos: Mining Injustice Solidarity Network: solidarityresponse.net) Approximately 70 people gathered today at a commemoration held for the seven individuals killed in Tanzania at African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine. Public outcry … Continue reading

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Barrick’s Bodysnatchers: Wanton killings, criminalization, and degradation continue at the North Mara Mine in Tanzania

By Sakura Saunders leer el artículo en español aqui. On May 16, over 1,000 people entered a mine in northern Tanzania, desperate to collect whatever gold they could from the modern industrial site that used to be their bread and … Continue reading

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