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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 ...

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Our good friend, Stuart Kirsch, has a new book just published that is an absolute must read. This latest book, recently released by the University of California Press, deals with the nature of anthropology and its in ...

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 ...

Human Rights Commission Charges Freeport Mining Company With “Severe Violations”

Human Rights Commission Charges Freeport Mining Company With “Severe Violations”

Freeport had the ability to prevent this accident from happening but didn’t. The lack of effort jeopardized the lives of others. The gravity of this case is serious. Freeport has taken much from the people of West ...

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 ...

Echoes of Past Wars

Echoes of Past Wars

Winona LaDuke's "The Militarization of Indian Country" tells a history that isn't over, and describes a scene that cannot escape from its past... numerous outrages to convey a picture of purposeful devastation on a s ...

Greenpeace calls for halt in the granting of deep seabed mining licences

Greenpeace calls for halt in the granting of deep seabed mining licences

Environmental organisation Greenpeace International has called for a suspension in the granting of deep seabed mining licences. A new report from the organisation has found that deep seabed mining could have a seriou ...

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. ...

Africa Plundered by Secret Mining Deals, Corporate Tax Evasion

Africa Plundered by Secret Mining Deals, Corporate Tax Evasion

Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom. Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan said, “Africa loses twice as much money through these loopholes as it ge ...

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

Violence has again broken out in Indonesia’s troubled province of West Papua, with the Australian-supported counter-terrorism police squad Densus 88 leading the attack. ...

How EU Leaders Sold Out Burma

How EU Leaders Sold Out Burma

When David Cameron backed the suspension of EU sanctions on Burma in April 2012, he emphasised in no uncertain terms that they would return if President Thein Sein’s administration reneged on democratic reforms. On ...

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

The military presence in West Papua is almost always accompanied by human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture. Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for more than a tho ...

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 ...

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’s pr ...

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 ...