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INDONESIAN SOVEREIGNTY WITHOUT MINING
Support  ANTI MINING DAY (HATAM) Commemoration, 29 Mei 2012

INDONESIAN SOVEREIGNTY WITHOUT MINING
RESTORE PEOPLES RIGHTS, AGAINST PUBLIC DECEPTION AND FORGETING


Over the past few centuries the global mining companies have been plundering the Earth's mineral wealth, leaving behind the hosting communities with worsening poverty, social breakdown and devastated environment. Thanks to the support of the State in their countries of origin, as well as the international financial institutions and the multilateral agencies, the giant mining corporations have managed to get richer amidst the rise of local rejection and devastating impacts. Today there has been a surge of peoples' movement—inspired by social struggle in a large number of countries—to resist mining projects belong to mining companies—transnational and national. Asia and Latin America witness the emboldening of anti-mining movements.
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International mining mission reports of rampant contractualization, depressed wages in mining areas
The International Solidarity Mission on Mining reported today of rampant contractualization, depressed wages and workers’ rights violations in mining areas particularly in the Cordillera and Caraga regions in the Philippines.

Following a 4-day mission in mining areas in Cordillera and Caraga regions,the ISMM said that mining companies do not only extract natural resources of the country but also gravely exploits Filipino laborers with very low wages and rampant contractualization in mining companies.

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No Mining, Save The Lung Land of Sumba
Info Sheet JATAM
 

Sumba with total area 10.710 km2 is an island which dominated by savanna grassland. That is why since old times known as the farm area (horses, buffaloes, and cows) and became one of the largest meat suppliers in Indonesia. In East Sumba Regency until 2008, total horses population reach amount 28.804 horses. Besides that, this island also called Sandalwood because of the potential of it. But because of over exploitative practice since colonial era until Orde Baru, that potential reduced drastically. Now, practically could not be found Sandalwood forest in big population in this island.
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