There’s no sign that conflicts between trade unionists and the management of the world’s largest gold-copper mine are close to resolution. On the contrary, within recent days several more people have been murdered in Freeport-Rio Tinto’s huge Grasberg lease area in Papua (West Papua). Moreover, one Indigenous delegate was shot dead by police, and 300 arrested, during a Congress held last week by the Papuan Peoples Congress.
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Striking Freeport miners shot dead in Indonesian strike,
and Norway’s ‘ethical divestment’ from Rio Tinto,