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Indonesia

Freeport McMoRan, Papua, Amungwe

This listing follows up on an article that appeared in Crosslines Global Report (18-19 p48-9), 1996, and provides links for an article in EssentialGeneva

West Papua Report - March 2010

fPcN Intercultural (friends of Peoples close to Nature)

"The West Papua Advocacy Team urges President Obama to use his March* visit to Indonesia to call on the Indonesian Government to implement fundamental changes in West Papua where human rights violations and impunity for security force crimes persist."

* postponed till June 2010.

https://www.fpcn-global.org/en/content/West-Papua-Report-March-2010

Papua Tribe Files $32b Lawsuit Against Freeport

Papua's Amungme tribe on Monday lodged a new class-action lawsuit against US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan seeking $32.5 billion...

Jakarta Globe - 8 Mar 2010

Tribe sues Freeport over customary land disputeā€Ž

Jakarta Post - 8 Mar 2010

"Amungme tribe people stand in line, ready to launch a strike..."

Getty Images. 01-05-2010 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-174775166.html

"CABINET DECIDES TO LET FREEPORT CONTINUE OPERATIONS IN PAPUA."

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia). 20 March 2006 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-143456876.html

DPD MEMBER ASKS FREEPORT TO HELP IMPROVE PAPUAN HUMAN RESOURCES

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia). 26 February 2010 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-219874764.html

Freeport hit by lawsuit, more violence

American Metal Market. Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. 17 August 2009 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-206867908.html

MIMIKA COUNCILLORS CONDEMN SHOOTING INCIDENTS IN FREEPORT AREA

The killed persons were Drew Nicholas Grant, an Australian who worked for PT Freeport and was shot at Mile 52, early Saturday (July 11); Markus Rante Allo, a security guard of PTFI who was shot at Mile 51 on Sunday (July 12); and Second Brigadier Marson Patipelohi, a police officer of the Papua provincial police and a member of the Amole VII task force.

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"The PTFI security system is very tight, it cannot be accessed by anyone from the public. And this issue has never been discussed openly by all parties," said Yopi Kilangin, an indigenous member of the Amungme tribe which has made ownership claims to the PTFI area at Grassberg, Tembagapura. He hoped that in the future PTFI and the Mimika district administration as well as local indigenous people could discuss the company's security system so that it would not hamper local people's activities.

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia). 14 July 2009 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-203573356.html

GOVT URGED TO ACT AGAINST PT FREEPORT FOR POLLUTING MORE RIVERS

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia). 11 August 2008 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-182631315.html

PAPUA POLICE CHIEF CALLS FOR LETUP OF TRIBAL CONFLICTS

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia) 6 November 2007 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-170841093.html

MIMIKA POLICE STILL UNABLE TO STOP TRIBAL WAR

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia). 18 October 2007 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-170000261.html

Eight dead in tribal violence in Papua

Pacnews 18 October 2007.http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-170000287.html

MILITARY HANDS OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR PT FREEPORT SECURITY TO POLICE

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia) 10 July 2006 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-148026880.html

CABINET DECIDES TO LET FREEPORT CONTINUE OPERATIONS IN PAPUA

ANT - LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia) 20 March 2006 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-143456876.html

Freeport McMoRan takes exception.(Letter to the Editor).

'Land for our operations area in Papua was not "seized from the Amungme and Kamoro people." Under the Indonesian Constitution, all unimproved land is legally state-owned land and all minerals belong to the state. Our "January Agreement" of 1974 with the Amungme was the first recognition in Indonesia of hak ulayat, or the right of traditional people to undeveloped land they have used for hunting and gathering.'

World Watch. Worldwatch Institute. 1 March 2004 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-113897803.html

Amungme, Kamoro and Freeport Indonesia Announce Agreement;Initial Cooperative Projects Launched.

Business Wire. 18 August 2000 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-64358867.html

Amungme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Amungme are a group of about 13000 people living in the highlands of the Papua province of Indonesia."

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