Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining sent a letter of threat to Samantha Cole and the Tanzania Business Ethics group. They claim we are doing so much damage to their companies and to their reputations. Who is responsible for Barrick and Acacia Mining’s crimes?
These threats to us are because of Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining desperately in need of the merger with Endeavour!
Yesterday we read in the Guardian media that Acacia Mining are suddenly meeting with the TRA about their tax evasion problems! Why suddenly now? Because it suits them to pay now because they need the merger. But they are in for a surprise!
An Open Letter to the President of Tanzania, Dr. J.P. Magufuli
Copies to Prime Ministers Theresa May, Justin Trudeau, Ministers, Ambassadors, Media reporters
Last year, we received other threats also so this new letter received from the “Mining Bad Boy’s” lawyers in England, Quinn Emmanual, is nothing new and does not scare us at all.
Our President and Chief Secretary support our hard research work and our focus to follow the examples of President Magufuli and his Government and their fight against corruption and fraud, will continue.
Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining use their huge power and money to bully and oppress small people. They send strong lawyers from overseas to scare and intimidate in order to achieve their goals.
Can they scare ALL THE MEDIA WEBSITES & NEWSPAPERS IN THE WORLD?
Can they sue ALL THE MEDIA WEBSITES & NEWSPAPERS IN THE WORLD?
Is it possible that ALL THE MEDIA WEBSITES & NEWSPAPERS IN THE WORLD dreamed up all the murders and rapes and dishonesty and tax evasion and corruption and fraud and environment damage of Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining?
The answers to all these questions is NO!
Look at the facts:
Anyone who will Google BARRICK GOLD MURDER, will find 332,000 links. Yes, one third of a million links to Barrick Gold Murder!
Are the Quinn Emmanual lawyers sending them all threaten
Anyone who will Google BARRICK GOLD RAPE will find 54,000 links.
Anyone who will Google BARRICK GOLD TAX EVASION will find 46,000 links.
Anyone who will Google BARRICK GOLD CORRUPTION will find 105,000 links.
Anyone who will Google BARRICK GOLD FRAUD will find 93,000 links.
Anyone who will Google BARRICK GOLD ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION will find 96,000 links.
Are the Quinn Emmanuel lawyers sending them all threaten letters?
Did Samantha Cole cause these crimes of Barrick Gold?
Is Samantha Cole responsible for these crimes?
Can Samantha Cole write about these crimes in the social media and to our President Magufuli and other world leaders? Why not?
Here are but a few examples out the hundreds of thousands of links:
Reports about gang rapes of hundreds of local women and girls, systematic sexual violence, multiple killings, environment damage and, and, and……..
YouTube video of Peter Munk at the 2010 Barrick AGM – truly shocking!!
Reports about ethical mining policies, violence, pollution, sexual assault and, and, and…….. They also quoted Peter Munk that “gang rape” is a “cultural habit” ……
How many cultured people in the world will agree with that?
Reports of Barrick Gold avoiding responsibility for the destructive environment ….
…. aligning itself with corrupt politicians……. employing police who violently suppress (and sometimes kill) mine critics ……. rape, water depletion, heavy metal pollution, cyanide, and, and, and……….
Reported Barrick pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a working environment where employees were not exposed to hazards, and in doing so causing death.
Barrick has previously admitted to failing to have appropriate standard operating procedures in place
http://www.wsj.com United States
Barrick Gold accused of Bribery in Africa
… mining companies have long been suspected of being tax cheats, causing the government to get less than its fair share of revenues from the sector.
Acacia Mining in tax evasion scandal
http://www.theguardian.com United Kingdo
Barrick Gold mine protester beaten and burnt alive in Guatemala
A lawyer from Guatemala City consulted with 23 communities in the region – all of which pronounced against the Barrick mine – but “death threats”, among other things, had put an end to communities cooperation.
In 2008, reported Barrick Gold was the 4th worst company in the world
In 2009, reported Barrick Gold was the 7th worst managed gold company in the world
http://www.huffingtonpost.com Canada & Worldwide
In 2010, reported Barrick Gold was the 12th least ethical company in the world
Reports online about Barrick Gold’s deadly record covering a host of Barricks “activities
http://www.christianaid.org.uk United Kingdom
Reported online in May 2008 a complete research paper on Barrick Gold called: Death & Taxes covering Barrick’s murders and their methods to avoid paying taxes
http://www.veteranstoday.com United States & worldwide
Reports online: Mining Pariah, Barrick Gold, has many deep and incestuous relationships with Republican Party Politicians and their Canadian Counterparts.
Barrick Gold is one of the most corrupt centres of opportunism….
The core of Barrick’s business model is the trade in insider information. Strategic data is regularly brought to Barrick especially by former politicians seeking to cash in on their privileged access to state secrets and global contacts acquired in the days when they held public office.
Even superficial research reveals that the primary founder of the Barrick operation was the notorious CIA asset and Saudi arms merchant, Adnan Khashoggi.
Reporting on Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion and specifying Barrick Gold as one of the companies that over stated their losses in order to avoid paying taxes.
Reported on Barrick Gold’s fraud and tax avoidance in Tanzania
……Barrick Gold ……. profiting from deception and depriving Tanzania …. Barrick Gold did not declare payments in royalties and taxes to the government.
http://www.traidcraft.co.uk United Kingdom
Multiple online reports about killings at Barrick Gold’s North Mara gold mine and abuses range from forced evictions, through environmental pollution and labour rights infringements to violent attacks on local people who oppose company plans, and, and, and……..
YouTube video proving Barrick Gold Fraud
Reported about Barrick destroying ecosystems and agricultural land, they support brutal police and security operations, and sue anyone who tries to report on it.
In Tanzania, reports confirming lasting negative effects of a Barrick Gold toxic spill in Tanzania that occurred in May 2009 resulting in 203 people became ill, 43 people died, and 1358 livestock died…
Barrick responded to the report criticizing the integrity of the science
Multiple reports about horror stories on Barrick Golds mines around the world, and, and, and…….
Are the Quinn Emmanual lawyers sending threaten letters to the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Times, the Globe and Mail and to these hundreds or thousands of media reporters for damage to the Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining reputation? Who is responsible for all the Barrick Gold crimes?
This is the NEW Tanzania and we wrote many times in our blogs that we need mining companies here BUT not to work with human rights crimes and not in a corrupt and fraud way and not damaging our environment and not avoiding taxes, and, and, and……….
Now Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining sending their UK lawyers to threaten us because they know that there can be no merger unless they clean up their mess in our country. The mess is made only by them so why are they looking outside their house?
The colonization days are finished. Please work in our country according to the values and integrity of Julius Nyerere, our ultimate Mwalimu. He taught us the following:
Cooperation and conflict are two sides of the same coin; both arise out of man’s relationship with his fellows. The larger the group, the greater the possibility of development through cooperation, and the greater the possibility of conflict.
If real development is to take place, the people have to be involved.
We do not seek conflict. We seek cooperation which brings trust and growth.
When will Acacia Mining see how well all their Tanzanian workers will give them service when the workers know that Acacia is cooperating with our country?
The Acacia mines will bring more fruits and the communities near the mines will become partners in the growth all around.
Kelvin Dushnisky, Brad Gordon, Juma Mwapachu, Deo Mwanyika
Your merger can happen and flourish only if you will enter the new era of cooperation in Tanzania and stop the conflict here.
Your lawyers sent threaten letters to media companies who objectively report the news as it happens. Your threats to the media company http://www.AllAfrica.com will never slow down our determination, in fact, quite the opposite.
Just as you see hundreds of thousands of links in Google (as described above) so we will cooperate with thousands more AllAfrica type media companies.
However, your bullying and intimidation must stop!
The people at AllAfrica.com are fine, decent, honest, genuine, news people and you send your threats, aggression and your “tough bullies” to those nice people is nothing short of a disgrace. We demand you will reverse that offensive and unnecessary act and remove the pressure that you placed on that media group.
You threaten us to stop our anti-corruption work against your companies?
We will stop with pleasure.
We would much prefer to write positive and good karma articles about your mines and the Tanzanian Peoples in and around your mines. Please God that should be. In Sha’allah!
Thank you and God bless our President and all our Nation.