Gore's Racism: As Good As (Barrick) Gold

10 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Gore's Racism: As Good As (Barrick) Gold</h1><p>[Source: El Mostrador, PiensaChile.com; www.vidau.org, April 10, 2007; EIRNS]</p><p>SANTIAGO, CHILE, April 10 (EIRNS) — The fact that Barrick Gold is one of the principal sponsors of Al Gore's upcoming appearance in Santiago, Chile, at a May 11 conference, "Global Warming and Climate Change: The Time to Act Is Now," has ignited a public outcry from Chilean environmentalist groups. The Latin American Observatory on Environmental Conflicts has called it, "inconceivable" that Gore, "one of the world's leading opinion-makers on global warming, would travel to Chile financed by Barrick Gold." So far, the environmentalist objections are limited to how Barrick's mining practices cause toxic pollution, harm glaciers and so on. But on a deeper level, Gore's association with Barrick is consistent with their shared outlook of racism and genocide, and with their mutual financial and political backers, including the Bush family, and major figures in the global Anglo-Dutch raw materials cartels.</p><p>Barrick's Africa record makes the point. During the 1990s, when Al Gore was Vice President, and also serving as Chairman of the U.S.-South Africa Bi-national Commission (formed in 1994), Barrick Gold, based in Toronto, was in the forefront of an "economic invasion" against the minerals-rich nation-state of Zaire. In 1996, Barrick Gold simply moved in and laid claim to gold mines at Kilomoto and Doko, in the northeast province of Haut-Zaire. Others joined in the stampede, including the hoary Anglo American Corp. (based in South Africa), and the newly formed America Mineral Fields (AMF, a British Commonwealth company, founded in Canada in 1995, for "exploration" purposes), which locked in a deal for the mammoth Kipushi copper mines in Shaba province. When even all these give-away deals — signed as preliminary contracts with Mobutu Sese Seko, then President of Zaire — weren't enough for the Anglo-Dutch commodities cartel, they pursued a "regime change."</p><p>On May 9, 1997 in Lubumbashi in western Zaire, representatives of a dozen financial entities associated with the mining cartel (diamonds, cobalt, copper, gold, zinc, tin, barite, boron, magnesium), met with Laurent Kabila, who in less than two weeks, took power over Zaire and its 45 million people. All told, the raw materials grab, chaos, strife and hardship cost millions of lives in the heart of Africa.</p><p>Today, former President George H.W. Bush personally sits on Barrick's International Advisory Board along with former Canadian Premier Brian Mulroney. Barrick President Peter Munk's membership in the British-controlled "1001 Club" along with genocidalist Maurice Strong, is coherent with the fact that Gore himself is wholly controlled by the same British financier interests which seek the destruction of the human race.</p><p>So far, the Chilean environmental activists are keeping their objections to Gore's association with Barrick, on a limited plane. But that can be expected to change very soon. In an April 7 letter, Fabiola Marin of the Vidau NGO warned that "Al Gore may have the image of an environmental campaigner, but he is being callous in associating with the mining firm Barrick Gold.... Every environmentalist in Chile would like to warn him that his image as an environmentalist will be ruined if he attends events sponsored by Barrick Gold."</p><p>(</p></div></body>