Peru’s opposition wants PM to quit over mine protest deaths

Peru’s opposition wants Prime Minister Oscar Valdes to quit after five people died when police broke up a protest at a planned gold mine in the northern highlands of Cajamarca. Locals have been demonstrating over the past eight months over the five billion dollar project amid concerns over pollution.

Peru’s army and police have been given special powers in an effort to end anti-mining protests, which have turned violent.

Two people have been killed and 40 injured as demonstrators clashed with police near a copper mine in the southern region of Cusco.

Whilst President Ollanta Humala is pushing for mediation, the government says it will use force to ensure the safety of people living nearby.

“To protect the security of all the residents in the area and the free transit of all Peruvians in the Cusco region, today, under a supreme decree, the government declares a state of emergency,” said Prime Minister Oscar Valdes.

The state of emergency has been declared for 30 days.

Protesters say the Swiss-owned mine is contaminating local water supplies and making animals sick.

http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/07/peru-s-opposition-wants-pm-to-quit-over-mine-protest-deaths/peru-s-opposition-wants-pm-to-quit-over-mine-protest-deaths

http://www.euronews.com/2012/05/29/state-of-emergency-to-tackle-peru-anti-mining-protesters

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The capitalistic and imperialistic system and its systematic aims: profit and power over others, still dominates our world and not the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as 1948 agreed! After the world-economic-crisis after 1929 and the following World-War the world hat decided with agreeing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, to create a new world order; conflicts should be solved with peaceful means, not nations and their power, but the dignity of human beings around the world should be the aim of the policies and the economy, of every state and the community of states. But soon after the end of the war, when the victims and destruction were forgotten, all continued as before, with all risks, we had seen before. The split in rich an poor is getting bigger and bigger. We also overuse our global environment already, even if the big majority of mankind still lives in poverty! We are not victims, this world is men-made and be changed from men and women! It will be possible, if those, who do not want or serve (because of system-pressure) profits first, but want for themselves and everybody a life in human dignity unite and develop in a global base-democratic movement a common vision for our world, and learn, how to make this vision real. We need for it a big empowerment of many, many common men and women and their activities. Our chances are because of new communication technologies, of common languages, of the level of education and the mixture of people from different backgrounds better then ever. The occupy-movement is a good start for such a global movement. We support it and try to contribute to its success! We choose news and make comments and so try to unite people for an Occupy-Think-Tank: Its tasks: creating a news-network, self-education, working on global-reform programs and learning to organize projects for those, who are suffering. Join us, so that we can build teams for these aims for all subjects and countries as a base for the unification. We have Wan(n)Fried(en) in our name, because it means When peace and it is a modification of the name of the town our base is, in Wanfried, a small town in the middle of Germany, where we can use a former factory for our activities. Our telefon: 0049-5655-924981, mobil: 0171-9132149, email: occupy-think-tank@gmx.de
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