Friday, April 18, 2008

Small publisher sued by Barrick Gold, world's largest miner

New book describes Barrick Gold's worker abuses in Africa

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A small Quebec publishing house is giving the green light to a book linking Barrick Gold Corp. to the alleged deaths of Tanzanian miners in 1996, despite the threat of libel lawsuit.

Toronto-based Barrick, the world's biggest gold miner, tried to delay the publication of the book Noir Canada: Pillage, corruption et criminalize en Afrique (Black Canada: Plundering, Bribery and Crime in Africa), published by Ecosociété, by threatening a lawsuit last week.

The authors of the book - described as three academics - review a series of abuses and crimes in Africa that would have been committed by Canadian-owned mining, oil and pharmaceutical companies.


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