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Sunday, March 21, 2021

VANCOUVER BC: Activists occupy Lithium Americas in solidarity with Nevada land protectors

Thacker Pass Protection Camp photo by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson
Photo by Illhee Spirit Runners 

Protect Thacker Pass -- On Friday, March 19, 2021, members of the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Nation and other Native People finished a 273-mile prayer walk at Thacker Pass. The prayer walk concluded with ceremony and prayers for Thacker Pass and all exploited lands around the world. Many members of the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone tribe oppose the proposed Thacker Pass open-pit lithium mine and feel like they were never offered adequate consultation about the mine. Locally, people are also concerned about man camps and the inevitable violence against women that follows mining projects such as these.

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Vancouver activists occupy Lithium Americas head office today

Protecting Thacker Pass today in Vancouver BC.


By Protect Thacker Pass
Censored News
Monday, March 22, 2012

VANCOUVER, BC — Activists are occupying the front steps of Lithium Americas’ head office at 900 West Hastings on Monday, March 22nd from 8:00 am in solidarity with American counterparts aiming to stop an open-pit mine in intact sagebrush habitat in Nevada.
 
“We want to make the public aware that lithium mining is extremely harmful to nature and even though lithium is an element destined for smartphones and electric cars, its extraction is the opposite of sustainable,” explains Nicola Rodriguez of Surrey.