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Association of Indonesia Mining Entrepeneur (Apemindo) refused a ban on crude mineral export (Kompas, 28/12/13). The government of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono responded with plan to loosen that rule. This action repeated an old story of one decade ago when mining businessmen succeeded to dictate Indonesia to open almost one million hectares of protected forest into mining areas.
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BHP Billiton to be slammed for Borneo coal mining at AGM
London, Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be slammed at its AGM by an Indonesian activist over seven coal concessions collectively covering an area of more than 350,000 hectares in the relatively unspoilt rainforest centre of the island of Borneo. Part of this project overlaps the transnational Heart of Borneo conservation area, described by the Asian Development Bank as “the lungs of Southeast Asia".

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BRICS TO SUSTAIN THE OIL-BASED SYSTEM
Oilwatch International notes that the economic and political formation known by the acronym BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) started as an idea of Goldman Sachs for describing the main emerging markets. It is easy to read as a grouping conceptualized not in the interests of the people or the earth but for the sake of capital accumulation for the 1% and dispossession of the 99%, sustained by a system for the continuing extraction and consumption of fossil fuels.
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