MEMBERS OF THE FAO ATTACKED IN CERRO DE SAN PEDRO

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URGENT!

CERRO DE SAN PEDRO, MEXICO: MEMBERS OF ANTI-MINING GROUP ASSAULTED BY NEW GOLD INC./MINERA SAN XAVIER WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS

Community members receive death threats as conflict deepens around Canadian-owned Mexican mine

Tensions are building in the Mexican village of Cerro de San Pedro, where a Canadian-owned gold and silver mine has been forced to close due to a Supreme Court decision that cancelled its environmental permit.

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Press Release (Nov 19, 2009) – Mexicans Celebrate End of New Gold Inc.’s Cerro de San Pedro Mine

Criminal and civil proceedings to begin against company management in Mexico and Canada.

(Ottawa/Montreal/Cerro de San Pedro) – Yesterday, PROFEPA, the Mexican environmental enforcement agency, shut down New Gold Inc.’s (TSX:NGD) Cerro de San Pedro open-pit gold mine on the outskirts of the city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The agency was enforcing decisions rendered by the Ninth Circuit Administrative Court1 and the Federal Tribunal of Fiscal and Administrative Justice.2

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09/11/2009 – COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE // PRESS RELEASE

MINIERE CANADIENNE ESQUIVE LES TRIBUNAUX, INDUIT SES ACTIONNAIRES EN ERREUR Groupe citoyen soumet une plainte au BC Securities Commission où il maintient que New Gold échappe à son obligation de divulgence

CANADIAN COMPANY DISOBEYS COURT, MISLEADS SHAREHOLDERS Citizens’ group argues New Gold violated disclosure rules in a complaint lodged with BC Securities Commission

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06/11/2009 – COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE // PRESS RELEASE

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COUR MEXICAINE EXIGE FERMETURE D’UNE MINE CANADIENNE

MEXICAN COURT RULES CANADIAN MINING OPERATION ILLEGAL

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PETITION OF SUPPORT FOR THE MEXICAN TRIBUNALS DECISION AGAINST NEW GOLD’S PROJECT IN CERRO DE SAN PEDRO, MEXICO

If you support the following declaration (after the jump), we would appreciate the expression of your support. All you need to do is sign the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/FAOmpt1/

Or you can send a message to Dr. Juan Carlos Ruiz Guadalajara jcruizguadalajara@gmail.com with your name or the name of your organization and the statement: “Yes I support the declaration, please add my name” Please distribute this on your networks. We thank you for your solidarity.

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Mexican Superior Court Orders Immediate Halt of New Gold’s project at Cerro de San Pedro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION:

MEXICAN SUPERIOR COURT ORDERS THE IMMEDIATE END OF NEW GOLD (TSX: NGD)-MINERA SAN XAVIER’S MINING PROJECT AT CERRO DE SAN PEDRO, SAN LUIS POTOSI

October 29th, 2009.
San Luis Potosí

On the 24th of September, 2009 the ninth Tribunal of the first circuit courts ordered the Federal Tribunal of Fiscal and Administrative Justice to emit its sentence on the suit presented by Pro San Luis Ecologico. It reads:

“…the plaintiff’s suit is well-founded. Be it resolved, on basis of art. 239-B:IV of the Federal Fiscal Code, that the authorization accorded to Minera San Xavier, S.A. de C.V. in the permit S.G.P.A./DGIRA.DG.0567/06 by the Director General of Environmental Impacts and Risks at the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) is null and void. By our order the SEMARNAT, which has already ignored a previous ruling by the court on the 5th of October, 2005, has 20 days to advise the affected party and carry out the sentence.”
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Udermine! FAO-Montréal au FSQ 2009 // FAO-Montreal at QSF 2009

pastille_FSQfr_final-2FAO-Montréal vous invite à participer à l’atelier « Undermine ! », le dimanche 12 octobre 2009 de 14h30 à 16h15 dans la salle 8.81 du Cégép Vieux-Montréal (255 rue Ontario O).  FAO-Montréal sera parmi les 350 ateliers qui seront présentés du 9 au 12 octobre au Forum Social Québecois 2009 (www.forumsocialquebecois.org) . Les ateliers de FAO-Montréal et Vers un tribunal des peuples couronnent une fin de semaine remplie d’activités relatives à la lutte populaire contre les impacts négatifs des mégaprojets industriels présentée par la Coalition québecoise sur les impacts socio-environnementaux des multinationales en Amérique Latine. Le programme du Bloc thématique « Les peuples face aux mégaprojets : résistance et stratégies » est disponible ici.

Afiche FSQFAO-Montreal invites you to Undermine! (details after the jump), a workshop on Sunday, October 12th, from 2:30pm to 4:15pm in room 8.81 at the Cégep Vieux-Montréal (255 Ontario St. W).  FAO-Montreal will be among the 350 workshops being offered October 9 – 12 at at the Québec Social Forum 2009 (www.forumsocialquebecois.org). The workshops by FAO-Montreal and Vers un tribunal des peuples will cap off a weekend-long series on popular resistance to industrial megaprojects brought to you by the Coalition québecoise sur les impacts socio-environnementaux des multinationales en Amérique Latine. The programme of the Coalition’s thematic bloc “Les peoples face aux mégaprojets: résistance et strategies” is available here (French only).

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