The Freeport-McMoran mining company is guilty of human rights and environmental atrocities on a colossal scale.
The Grasberg Mine is the largest GOLD mine and the third largest COPPER mine in the world. An immense body of ore discovered in 1987 and the subsequent economic exploitation of West Papua’s natural resources, by both Indonesian and multinational companies, has fueled Papuan resentment, and enriched corporate giant Freeport-McMoran beyond all conservative sense.
A series of small attacks on mining employees and their families, beginning in 2009, [redacted] has done little to persuade Freeport-McMoran to slow down its fast rape of West Papua’s rich untold beauties.
At 234 million people, Indonesia is the 4th most populous nation in the world, behind only China, India and the United States. West Papua is an Indonesian Province, covering the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. They have been seeking Independence since 1963.