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Violence Halts Freeport’s Production in West Papua Again

Violence Halts Freeport’s Production in West Papua Again

Freeport McMoRan has suspended operations at its gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia due to fighting among its employees. ...

Copper and Gold: The Blood Diamonds of West Papua

Copper and Gold: The Blood Diamonds of West Papua

By 1973, the mine was fully operational and production has continued to grow ever since, but the quality of life of the native West Papuans has not, lending weight to the guerilla separatist movement known as Organis ...

Canada’s Rush for Gold
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Canada’s Rush for Gold

Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. ...

Vote Freeport McMoran the Most Evil Company of 2011

Vote Freeport McMoran the Most Evil Company of 2011

The annual Public Eye Awards selects 6 of the most unethical and abusive corporations from a long list of nominations. Support West Papua and vote for Freeport McMoran this year for worst company. ...

West Papua: More TNI goon squads to guard Freeport

West Papua: More TNI goon squads to guard Freeport

Around 600 Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers have arrived in Timika, Papua, to help local police guarding areas near PT Freeport Indonesia, where deadly shootings occurred in recent months. ...

Workers Still Underpaid, Freeport Resumes its Plunder of West Papua

Workers Still Underpaid, Freeport Resumes its Plunder of West Papua

“Freeport has long been the source of conflict… A majority of Papuans, who have different ethnic and religious roots to their political leaders in Jakarta, want independence.” In the U.S., Occupy P ...

Calls for neutral probe into West Papua mine deaths
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Calls for neutral probe into West Papua mine deaths

A series of unsolved murders on the private property of one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines has left nine people dead since September. ...

EngageMedia: The Freeport Dispute
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EngageMedia: The Freeport Dispute

A snippet of footage and chatters around the Freeport strike in West Papua. The Freeport workers' union says it is a matter of simple "revenue transparency", the international trade union says the dispute "has nothin ...

West Papua – Freeport Workers and Tribesmen Defend Road Blockades

West Papua – Freeport Workers and Tribesmen Defend Road Blockades

Police failed to lift road blockades stopping fuel and food reaching Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold's mining operations in West Papua, after clashes with striking miners and local tribesmen on Friday ...

OccupyPhoenix and ETAN Demonstrate Against Freeport McMoRan
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OccupyPhoenix and ETAN Demonstrate Against Freeport McMoRan

Occupy Phoenix and East Timor Action Network demonstration against Indonesian police killings at the Freeport McMoRan Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia. October 28th, 2011. ...

West Papua’s ‘Arab Spring’

West Papua’s ‘Arab Spring’

It was not in the headlines, but our neighborhood has had its own ‘Arab Spring’. The Melanesian people of Indonesian-controlled West Papua, have shown the same determination to pursue non-violent struggl ...

Freeport Halts Gold Production in West Papua

Freeport Halts Gold Production in West Papua

U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Cooper & Gold Inc. halted production at its gold and copper mine in Indonesia's restive province of Papua on Monday over security concerns. ...

What’s Behind Violence At World’s Largest Goldmine?

What’s Behind Violence At World’s Largest Goldmine?

“This latest incident shows that Indonesian police have not learned how to deal with protesters without resorting to excessive, and even lethal, force,” said Amnesty International’s Sam Zarifi ...

Freeport is emblematic of much that is wrong in West Papua.

Freeport is emblematic of much that is wrong in West Papua.

Indigenous Papuans are waging a four-decade long nonviolent struggle for independence from Indonesia. At the heart of Papuan grievances lies Freeport, the world’s largest gold and copper mine... ...

Freeport McMoRan: Crushing Hope and Killing Freedom in West Papua

Freeport McMoRan: Crushing Hope and Killing Freedom in West Papua

The US mining firm Freeport McMoRan has been accused of everything from polluting the environment to funding repression in its four decades working in the Indonesian province of Papua. Freeport is a symbol of everyth ...

South East Asia’s Phantom Menace: Rio Tinto & Freeport-Mcmoran

South East Asia’s Phantom Menace: Rio Tinto & Freeport-Mcmoran

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare said, “Rio Tinto played an active role in military operations that ultimately led to a civil war in which 15,000 people died.” ...

Peru: Wikileaks Cables Reveal the Pro-Mining/Anti-Indigenous Sentiment of the US

Peru: Wikileaks Cables Reveal the Pro-Mining/Anti-Indigenous Sentiment of the US

The US Embassy in Lima expresses fear that Indigenous people may once again govern Peru. ...

Eco-Nightmare: The Grasberg Mine, West Papua
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Eco-Nightmare: The Grasberg Mine, West Papua

Andrew Hickman, from Down to Earth, reporting outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, London, England. ...

The Grasberg Mine: West Papua

The Grasberg Mine: West Papua

The Freeport-McMoran mining company is guilty of human rights and environmental atrocities on a colossal scale. ...