The History of Leith

June 18, 2006

This is a real project which will go ahead if we don’t unite against it.

Not Leith History but I thought people should see this which was sent to me today-

This is a real project which will go ahead if we don’t unite against it.

In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile runs from rivers, fed by 2 glaciers.
Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be fought for it.
Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no unemployment, and they provide the second largest source of income for the area. Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers – something never conceived of in the history of the world – and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction and
one for the mine’s rubbish tip.
The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is called Barrick Gold. The operation is planned by a multi-national company, one of whose members is George Bush Senior.
The Chilean Government has approved the project to start this year, 2006. The only reason it hasn’t started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.
If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of especially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in the extraction process.
Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses.
The farmers have been fighting a long time for their land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the Ministry of the Interior. Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project is to get help from international justice.
The world must know what is happening in Chile. The place to start changing the world is from here.
We ask you to circulate this message amongst your friends in the following way.

Please copy this text, paste it into a new email adding your signature and send it to everyone in your address book.

Please, will the 100th person to receive and sign the petition, send it to to be forwarded to the Chilean Government.

No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean Cordillera on the Chilean-Argentine frontier.
We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the PascuaLama to protect the whole of 3 glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix Valley and El Transito, the quality of the agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the whole population of the region.

Signature, City, Country
1) Katharine Proudfoot, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2) Laura Cole, London, UK
3) David Platt, London, UK
4) Diane Platt, Manchester, UK
5) Tanya Corker, Manchester, UK
6) Nicola Hargreaves, UK
7) Nicholas Jones, UK
8) Johann Don-Daniel, Germany
9) Ashley Berger, Germany
10) Sarah Downie, Leeds, UK
11) Paula Delahunty, Bingley, UK
12) John O’Driscoll, Bingley, Uk
13) Jordan-Lee Delahunty, Bingley, UK
14) Claire Mulvey, Bradford, UK
15) Marie Malcolm Bradford, UK
16) Ann Clowes, Halifax UK
17) Jayne McGee, Brighouse UK
18) Jason Barratt Oldham UK
19) Lindsay Torrance, Rochdale UK
20) Maggie Ford, Rochdale, U.K.
21) Barry Cook, Todmorden, U.K.
22) Shelley Burgoyne, Todmorden, U.K.
23) Lisa Stuart, Potes, Spain.
24) Michael Stuart, Potes, Spain.
25) Renee Engl, Byron Bay, Australia
26) Adrian Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
27) Riana Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
28) Oriel Paterson, Brunswick Heads, Australia
29) Alicia Paterson, Brisbane, Australia
30) Lyneve Robinson, Sydney, Australia
31) Jennifer Moalem, Sydney, Australia
32) Sharyn Wilson, Sydney, Australia
33) Vicki Watson Taylor
34) Simone Carter, Sydney, Australia
35) Marietta Putignano King, Los Angeles, CA
36) Kevin King, Los Angeles, CA
37) Alesha Kneisel, Los Angeles, CA
38) Paula Vasquez-Meeks, Los Angeles, CA
39) Keren LeClair-Green, Los Angeles, CA
40) Valee More, Auckland, NZ
41) Steve Hibbs, Slaithwaite, UK
42) Marie Allainguillaume, West Yorkshire, UK
43) Ian Morley, West Yorkshire, UK
44) Sunil Prasad, Suva, Fiji Islands
45) Lice Cokanasiga, Suva, Fiji Islands
46) Sereana Cokanasiga, Suva, Fiji
47) Pat Fitzgibbon Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
48) Maike Thoene, Valparaiso Chile
50) Emma Lockley, New Zealand
51) Jodie Smith, New Zealand
52) Lisa Noble, New Zealand
53) Antonio Martin Jimenez, New Zealand
54) Tika Greenlaw,Picton New Zealand
55) Roni Forsyth , Motueka , New Zealand
56) Megan Wilson, Motueka, New Zealand
57 Todd Jago Motueka, New Zealand
58) Pania Barrett
59) Megan Smith
60) Jess Smithers, Christchurch, New Zealand
61) Shannon McNatty, Dunedin, New Zealand
62) Colette Mullin, Chamonix, France
63) Sue Cambie, Phuket, Thailand
64) Joanne Quittner London UK
65) Abbe West London, UK
66) Mia Sanchez London, UK
67) Adam Harvey London UK
68) Miki Jablkowska, London UK
69) Mary Smith, Kent. UK
70) Richard Smith Kent UK
71) Peter Bellenie, Tonbridge Kent UK
72) Su Hood, Tonbridge Kent UK
73) Marion Stobie, Edinburgh UK
74) Frieda McGrath, Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland
75) Catherine Mc Inerney, London, UK
76) Sheila Curran, Lima Peru
77)Emer O´Shaughnessy, Mache, Peru
78) Ann Lynch

79) Ann Scully
80) Jean Webster
81) Ruth Hill, Maidenhead, UK
82) Martha Baillie, Maidenhead, UK
83) John Arthur Leith,Edinburgh UK

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