Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Bougainville Copper Limited’s Panguna mine hits roadblock from protesters

Women affected by the horrors of the Bougainville Crisis have blocked attempts by the Papua New Guinean Government to re-open the mine that played a key role in sparking the deadly conflict. ABC News, 17 June 2017 The push to reopen a controversial copper mine on the island of Bougainville...

The Coconut Revolution: Resisting Rio Tinto’s Panguna Mine

The Coconut Revolution: Resisting Rio Tinto’s Panguna Mine

  • Written on: 19 February 2016
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This is the story of the people of Bougainville remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. The people of the island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) – and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ decided to step up production at the Panguna...

Bougainville Hardliners declare island a No Go Area for Mining

Bougainville Hardliners declare island a No Go Area for Mining

Posted by PNG Mine Watch. 18/09/2015 The Hardliners describe themselves as an organized group of Members of the Public, Women, Youth, Community Leaders, Concerned Citizens and Former Combatants who are opposed to mining on Bougainville. They have already put a stop to the Bel Kol between the Landowners and BCL...

Bougainville: Colonialism and mining, the long struggle for freedom

Bougainville: Colonialism and mining, the long struggle for freedom

By Moses and Rikha Havini This article was first presented by Moses and Rikha Havini to the UN International Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Environment and Development, Zurich, 1995. It has been sub-edited and slightly abridged with the approval of the authors. Young freedom fighter from the Bougainville Revolutionary Army with...

No need for mining if Bougainville gets serious about agriculture

No need for mining if Bougainville gets serious about agriculture

Originally by Tom Kathoa, New Dawn, via Papua New Guinea Mining Watch. A cocoa farmer in the Tinputz area of North Bougainville, Mr. James Rutana says Bougainville is capable of producing 200,000 tons of cocoa annually. And, this can earn Bougainville K2.8 billion annually in which the ABG government would...