...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors




Several people were injured when Guatemalan police clashed with rock-throwing Maya Indian protesters who burned property belonging to Canadian nickel miner Skye Resources Inc., police and local leaders said on Monday.

One officer was wounded by a rock on Sunday as the squatters occupying land owned by Skye resisted an order to leave a new area they invaded at the weekend, police spokeswoman Maria Fernandez said.
The mid-size, Vancouver-based nickel miner has been eyed as a possible take-over target by mining giants Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, BHP Billiton and Xstrata Plc.

Fenix operated for a short period under a different name in the late 1970s but was mothballed in 1980 when nickel prices collapsed.

The mine was built by Canada's Inco at the height of Guatemala's civil war and was plagued by protests.

A 1998 United Nations-backed truth commission connected people employed by Inco's then-subsidiary Exmibal to a number of extrajudicial killings of activists opposed to the mine.
Reuters 13.Nov.06

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