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Chevron to Expand to West Papua

Chevron to Expand to West Papua

US-based Chevron, the leading crude oil producer in Indonesia, is set to spread its wings to the eastern part of the country after wrapping up a seismic survey of two exploration blocks in West Papua. The firm†...

Aung San Suu Kyi: From Icon to Political Player

Aung San Suu Kyi: From Icon to Political Player

The woman who was once the world's most famous political prisoner is now wearing the less glamorous mantle of a mere politician. In reality, the (in)famous Burmese politician does no justice for anyone. A slaughtered ...

City Collages

City Collages

CITY Collages by brillianthues: Coming Into Philly / Dusk / Strolling / Los Badlands / Urban Confusion ...

#IdleNoMore – Transnational Indigenous Solidarity

#IdleNoMore – Transnational Indigenous Solidarity

#IdleNoMore is a growing movement of indigenous activism that started with Canada's First Nations taking a stand against a long history of systematic, institutionalized abuse by the Canadian authorities. ...

Information Instead of Arrows – Next Generation Activism in Papua

Information Instead of Arrows – Next Generation Activism in Papua

For decades, the struggle for West Papuan independence has been fought from the vast rainforests along the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). But there has been little progress, and now second gener ...

Freeport-McMoran Protest in Phoenix on December 14th
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Freeport-McMoran Protest in Phoenix on December 14th

Environmental and humanrights groups protest outside the headquarters of Freeport McMoRan in Phoenix AZ. Protest groups included Occupy Phoenix, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and the Sierra Club. ...

#IdleNoMore fighting for indigenous sovereignty in Canada

#IdleNoMore fighting for indigenous sovereignty in Canada

Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to t ...

Indonesian Police’s Pot of Gold in Papua

Indonesian Police’s Pot of Gold in Papua

Back in the New Order days, soldiers were often used to enforce land grabs by former president Suharto's grasping family members and his circle of business cronies across many parts of the country. The police and the ...

fishtych

fishtych

fishtych by Humphrey King ...

The Last Thing Burma Needs is Shell

The Last Thing Burma Needs is Shell

Investment can be a hugely positive force for stability and development, but Burma’s government is nowhere near conclusively proving its intention nor its capacity to establish a transparent rights-based frame ...

London 2012 & Rio Tinto – The Great Olympic Greenwash
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London 2012 & Rio Tinto – The Great Olympic Greenwash

London will soon play host to the 2012 Olympics, which organisers boast will be the most environmentally friendly ever. But with the metal for all the medals coming from one huge polluting hole in the ground in Utah, ...

Oil palm plantation cheats indigenous Papuans in outrageous land deals

Oil palm plantation cheats indigenous Papuans in outrageous land deals

An oil palm plantation paid tribe members in Indonesia's Papua as little as 65 cents per hectare for their land. "Papuans, some of the poorest citizens in Indonesia, are being utterly exploited in legally questionabl ...

Namorong: Media Freedom Day Address

Namorong: Media Freedom Day Address

If we are to talk about media freedom, we are to talk about creating enabling mechanisms for the purposes of defending Our People and promoting and preserving Our Papua New Guinean Ways. What’s the point of ha ...

A Grim Portrait of Palm Oil Emissions in Indonesia

A Grim Portrait of Palm Oil Emissions in Indonesia

INDONESIA RANKS RIGHT BEHIND THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA IN THE LINEUP OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 GREENHOUSE GAS EMITTERS. It’s not because of smokestacks or freeways, but massive deforestation starting in t ...

It’s Time To Stop Radioactive Racism

It’s Time To Stop Radioactive Racism

THIS INDUSTRY PREYS ON REMOTE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES KEEPING EVERYTHING OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND. Across Australia there has never been a uranium mine that has not leaked radioactive mine waste into the environme ...

Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold 2012
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Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold 2012

Rio Tinto is bad news for many communities around the world. Its operations have failed to provide adequate protection of public health, the environment, workers and human rights. It is a scandal that it should be pr ...

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. ...

PNG Government Repeals Chinese Sponsored Amendments to Environment Act

PNG Government Repeals Chinese Sponsored Amendments to Environment Act

When Justice Catherine Davani handed down the only dissenting judgment regarding the Ramu Nickel case, she suggested that the Environment be protected. She stated In Louis Medang v. China Metallurgical Group Corporat ...

West Papua – Suspected Mercury Contamination of Degeuwo River by Gold Miners

West Papua – Suspected Mercury Contamination of Degeuwo River by Gold Miners

Elemental mercury which makes it easy to separate gold from other metal compounds was allegedly used by unscrupulous owners of the gold mine at the site Tayaga II in Paniai district, West Papua. ...

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. ...