WEST PAPUA: MINING IN AN OCCUPATION FORGOTTEN BY THE WORLD
It is a region rich in natural resources, the biggest source of tax revenue for the fourth most populous country in the world and, under de-facto military rule, it is a place where activists are jailed, tortured, disappeared and assassinated.
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Apr 22, 2015, 17:05
Confronting Rio Tinto's Dirty Tricks
Benny Wenda of the Free West Papua campaign complained of collusion between the Indonesian rulers of West Papua and Rio Tinto.
“This company is operating in the middle of a genocide,” said Wenda, who explained how the West Papuans are unable to speak out.
Apr 29, 2014, 01:35
REPORT ON THE LONDON AGM OF RIO TINTO, 15 APRIL 2010
This was Jan du Plessis’ first AGM as Chairman, and he gave plenty of time for questions on the annual report. There were numerous questions on the convictions of Rio Tinto officials in China for bribery (see Rio accused of abandoning Stern Hu, http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/16/2874320.htm), on the clash of timing of the Rio Tinto AGM with the BP AGM, on executive pay and on the proposed Joint Venture with BHP Billiton on iron ore in Western Australia. One question was asked about the nature of the housing construction market in China, so important to Rio Tinto’s profits.
Apr 21, 2010, 15:18
Violence plagues Indonesia's restive province
By Peter Gelling - GlobalPost
Published: September 9, 2009 11:24 ET
Updated: September 9, 2009 11:29 ET
In West Papua, US company Freeport-McMoran is in the cross-hairs.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a military convoy traveling along a road leading to the American-owned Freeport-McMoran Gold and Copper mine in Indonesia’s restive West Papua province Wednesday, the latest in a series of shootouts that have rocked the area since July.
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Sep 12, 2009, 16:47
Benny Wenda give a talk "Resources, Corporation and Conflict in London
London - The New Front lines of War: Corporations Conflict & Community Resistance invite Benny Wenda to give a talk how Freeport, Rio Tinto and BP operated in the middle of the genocide.
Mar 24, 2014, 17:55