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Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Originally from BenarNews (Pimuk Rakkanam, Nontarat Phaicharoen and Imran Vittachi). Thai authorities and a mining firm have used intimidation and lawsuits to target environmental activists from a northeastern commun ...

Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science of the mining industry

Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science of the mining industry

Source: CBC Radio Cultural Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch spent decades working with native peoples living along the ok Tedi River, in Papua New Guinea, trying to oppose the social and environmental threats posed by an ...

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

Indonesian military gears up for oppression in West Papua

Indonesian military gears up for oppression in West Papua

The Indonesian military has big plans and has made some big purchases. They have just acquired 8 units of AH-64 Apache combat helicopters as well as a number of submarines. Will they end be used for defense or to s ...

With This Ring

With This Ring

"The most pitiful among men turns his dreams into silver and gold." --Khalil Gibran ...

Is This What Democracy Looks Like in Indonesia?

Is This What Democracy Looks Like in Indonesia?

Despite the glaring human rights concerns Indonesia is emerging onto the world stage with ferocity, but increased exposure leads to greater scrutiny and with each gross injustice inflicted upon the people of West Pap ...

Benny Wenda’s Mission to Free West Papua

Benny Wenda’s Mission to Free West Papua

Benny Wenda’s campaign for West Papuan independence is embarrassing Britain and enraging Indonesia... For Wenda, it’s all been in the service of a single goal: independence for West Papua and an end to what he de ...

Deep Sea Mining − The Pacific Experiment

Deep Sea Mining − The Pacific Experiment

Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals Inc. has staked its reputation on bringing off the world's first deep sea mining (DSM) operation. The Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea has been marked out as the testing grou ...

Indonesian Gov’t Tells Freeport to Suspend Papua Mine Production

Indonesian Gov’t Tells Freeport to Suspend Papua Mine Production

Operations at a US-owned mine in Indonesia have been suspended after the government ordered a halt to production following a tunnel collapse which killed 28 workers. The All Indonesian Workers Union says workers will ...

28 workers die in Freeport McMoran tunnel collapse
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28 workers die in Freeport McMoran tunnel collapse

Video art about the devil Richard K. Adkerson and the Freeport-McMoran mining company. Freeport-McMoran owns the Grasberg mine in Timika, West Papua, the scene of a recent tunnel collapse killing 28 miners. ...

Cross of Gold – AK Rockefeller
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Cross of Gold – AK Rockefeller

This is the video for the track 'Cross of Gold' by AK Rockefeller Video by Humphrey King ...

Benny Wenda at the ‘Free West Papua’ Concert in Port Moresby, PNG

Benny Wenda at the ‘Free West Papua’ Concert in Port Moresby, PNG

The West Papua struggle is a difficult one and what outcome will emerge in the years to come is still hard to see. A lot of thoughts crossed my mind on Wednesday night when I attended the Benny Wenda/Free West Papua ...

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

It is likely that most US citizens who consider themselves informed about global events are aware of the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and East Timor, yet it’s likely that few people in the US are aware of the ongoin ...

#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 ...

Burma’s Airstrike On Democracy

Burma’s Airstrike On Democracy

“The fighting has intensified right now… We heard the sound of armaments and explosions three times last night… When we visited the refugee camps, the refugees’ faces reflect suffering, anxiety, and concern. ...

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. ...

A Music Video Tribute for Assassinated Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik
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A Music Video Tribute for Assassinated Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik

Kelly Kwalik was a West Papuan freedom fighter. He was assassinated by Indonesian police on December 16th, 2009. He waged a resistance movement from the jungles against the Indonesian military and American mining gia ...

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 ...

Freeport is a symbol of everything that is wrong with Papua

Freeport is a symbol of everything that is wrong with Papua

The Indonesian Government is now renegotiating all mineral and coal mining contracts in the country. The key issues being negotiated include the size of mining operations, government revenues and royalties, contract ...