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Tibet Landslide Highlights Devastating Impact of Mining

April 12, 2013 A tragic landslide in Gyama (near Lhasa) has claimed the lives of 83 people, 2 of whom were Tibetan. Rights advocates and environmental experts argue that the landslide was caused by aggressive operations that heavily damaged the environment. … Continue reading

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Tibetan Villagers Halt Mining Project on Sacred Mountain

By Ahni Jan 28, 2012 Tibetan Villagers have successfully halted a controversial mining operation that threatened Kawagebo, one of the most sacred peaks in the Tibetan world. (Article cross-posted from the Sacred Land Film Project) Tibetan Village Stops Mining on … Continue reading

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The Mining Industry’s Own Principles Rule out Mining in Tibet

“Corporate social responsibility” is more important than ever to ordinary Canadians and the global community. Failure to protect the environmental, social and human rights of the local communities where these companies do business threatens the operations, investment climate, economic viability … Continue reading

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Tibetan Government in Exile’s Position

  The key aspects of Tibetan Government in Exile’s (TGiE) mining policy are listed below. TGiE calls on potential investors in Tibet to ensure: That projects have consulted local Tibetan people. That projects have fully investigated social, environmental and cultural … Continue reading

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Environmental Concerns

Many of the Tibetan communities found near the proposed mining sites rely on agricultural based economy. Mine operations will destroy grazing lands, negatively impacting the livelihood of local residents. In some cases the desecration of lands cause by mine construction … Continue reading

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Mining in Tibet: Politically Motivated Development

In 1999, the Chinese government launched the “Western Development Strategy”, politically motivated plan designed to further consolidate control over Tibet through economic rather than military means. Claiming that the plan will bring “development” and “prosperity” as well as “national unity” … Continue reading

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Tibetans Launch Divestment Campaign Targeting China Gold International Resources at Annual Shareholders Meeting

For Immediate Release June 15, 2011 Contact: Jigme Duntak, Students for a Free Tibet Canada Mining Coordinator, 647-203-7596 (in Vancouver) Tenzin Lobsang, Students for a Free Tibet Canada Director, 647-637-1810 (in Toronto) Ray Yee, Canada Tibet Committee Coordinator: 604-916-3355 (in Vancouver) [VANCOUVER] ­– Tibetans and Tibet … Continue reading

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Protest at the Inter-Citic Minerals AGM

Yesterday, on Thursday, May 26th, Students for a Free Tibet Canada held  a protest outside the Scotia Plaza at 40 King St. West, Toronto. Protesters targetted the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Inter-Citic Minerals (listed on the TSX as ICI), and … Continue reading

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China Gold International Investors Presentation

On May 12th, 2011, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) Canada held a protest outside of the China Gold International Investors Presentation at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto. SFT’s Mining Campaign Coordinator, Jigme Duntak was able to attend the … Continue reading

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Mining Injustice Conference 2011

This past weekend SFT attended the Mining Injustice Conference at the University of Toronto. Continue reading

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