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PROTEST BARRICK at their AGM

food ~ art ~ music ~ speakers from impacted communities and advocates Barrick Gold is a criminal company of global proportions. Implicated in killings, rapes, toxic spills, fraudulent reporting, land theft, and the militarization of entire communities, this company is … Continue reading

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Will Canadian mining impunity feature in the Munk Foreign Policy Election Debate?

With 75% of the world’s mining and exploration companies based in Canada, and with 40% of global mining capital raised on the Toronto stock exchange, it is easy to argue that Canada is the world leader in mining. Within Canada’s … Continue reading

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The Munk School’s Foreign Policy Agenda is showing

by: Sakura Saunders, published in Actions Speak Louder, the bi-annual publication of OPIRG-Toronto In January this year students at the Munk School of Global Affairs received a rather curious e-mail from a school administrator. The message informed students of an … Continue reading

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Amanda Lang, Peter Munk, and Barrick Gold

an edited version of this piece appeared in Now Magazine. Amanda Lang has been under fire lately for conflicts of interest regarding her reporting on the CBC. Specifically, Lang took money from two insurance companies while giving those companies favorable … Continue reading

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The Dirty “Pragmatism” of a True Capitalist: Peter Munk on Indigenous Rights, Equality, and what society needs

Peter Munk has become rather famous over the years as a man who speaks without the constraints of political correctness, or really any sort of correctness at all. From praising Pinochet to simultaneously acknowledging and dismissing acts of gang rape by his … Continue reading

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Peter Munk, Barrick Gold, and the U of T: 2 events!

At Barrick’s annual general meeting this year, Barrick Gold is set to add David Naylor, former president of the University of Toronto, to their board of directors. Naylor was president of UofT during the signing of the controversial and secretive … Continue reading

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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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