The Guatemala government has said that it will suspend Goldcorp's Marlin mine in San Miguel Ixtahuacán to make way for a full investigation of the health, environmental, and human rights impacts of the controversial mine project.
The events of the past week in Toronto have been unprecedented in Canadian history. Over
900 people were arrested, the biggest mass arrests ever in Canada, for daring to protest
against the destructive policies of the G20. ---- Protesters and local residents were
subjected to violent baton attacks, snatch squads, tear gas and rubber bullets.
TORONTO, June 26, 2010 -- The intersection of King and Bay is the
financial capital of Canada. Within blocks of these infamous
cross-streets, amidst iconic skyscrapers, are the headquarters of the
banks, corporations, public relations companies and law firms that help
drive global capitalism.
High concentrations of methane gas - in some cases approaching 1m
times the normal level - have been found around the BP oil spill,
raising fears it could create an oxygen-depleted “dead zone” where
marine life cannot survive.<
Turkey has banned an Israeli military flight from its airspace in apparent retaliation for Israel's interception of the Free Gaza flotilla last month, in which nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists were killed.