greek-mine protest in Vancouver
Photo by David P Ball
Greek activists travelled to Vancouver, Canada, last week to highlight the social and environmental impacts of mining company Eldorado’s activities in the region of Halkidiki, which happens to be the homeland of Aristotle. Eldorado Gold, a Canadian company which trades on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), is planning to build a combination of open-pit and underground gold mines on Mount Kakavos, which, according to activists and Mining Watch Canada, holds the largest fresh water reserves in the Halkidiki peninsula.
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