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Ravages of Mining Too High a Price for Economic Development, Activists Say PDF Print E-mail
by Fidelis E. Satriastanti, The Jakarta Globe, July 9, 2009  

An activist on Wednesday harshly criticized mining as a tool for 
economic development, saying it should be the last option 
explored due to the social, economic and environmental upheaval 
it caused.  “There is no such thing as sustainable mining. It’s a myth — 
there is nothing about mining that is sustainable,” said Siti 
Maimunah, the national coordinator of the Mining Advocacy 
Network, an NGO.
Bali Declaration: The Asian Peoples' Movement Against ADB PDF Print E-mail

We, representative of peasants, workers, fisherman, women, human rights defenders, environmentalists, students, civil society movements who join the Asian People’s movement against ADB, gathered in Bali concurrently with the Annual Governors' Meeting of ADB which took place on 2-5 may 2009, assure that ADB will not be the answer to the current crises.



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