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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 ...

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

This company is trying to divide the owners of the land and the villagers to create a conflict. Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream t ...

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 ...

Malaysia in the Age of Inhibition

Malaysia in the Age of Inhibition

A few weeks in Malaysia have enabled me to wrap loose ends on an outreach project, a combo of counselling and trouble-shooting on poverty concerns, and not forgetting the reporting. ...

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

A coalition of organisations has requested the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commission to take action under its Early Warning and Urgent Action procedures to address the dire situation bei ...

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 ...

A Legacy of Death: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

A Legacy of Death: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

The proposal would have seven trucks per day hauling uranium ore from the mine site over 1.5 years. The mine would operate five days per week, extracting 70,000 tons of ore that would produce 1.1 million pounds of pr ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 framework. ...

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, ...

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 ...

AUSAID’s neo-colonization agenda extends to “Sustainable Mining”

AUSAID’s neo-colonization agenda extends to “Sustainable Mining”

Those of us in Papua New Guinea who aren’t colonized by AUSAID Mining Consultants keep looking at the Watut disaster, the Fly River disaster, the Panguna disaster and laugh at the AUSAID’s bullshit about “socia ...

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. ...

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. ...

Rio Tinto: juggernaut of cultural fascism and participant in slow-motion genocide

Rio Tinto: juggernaut of cultural fascism and participant in slow-motion genocide

A rough translation of Rio Tinto from Spanish into English is Red River. Spain’s Rio Tinto is characterized by deep red water that is highly acidic (pH 1.7—2.5) and rich in heavy metals. Over 5000 years of mining ...