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Mines in New Millenium PDF Print E-mail
Industries prioritize profits  rather than the earth and society’s welfare Slowly but sure, KTT bumi transforms into corporation tools, to on of example promote Sustainable Mining where mining is a continuous development. It is shown from the 4th meeting World Conference Preparation about KTT Bumi Continuous Development (Prepcom IV).  By the mining industry, the meeting was used as mean to get legitimacy for their operations. According to the issue, environmental damage victims, along with civil society organizations (CSO) working for social and environmental fairness were united and consolidated to state rejection for the meeting. 74 representatives from 15 countries gathered in one workshop facilitated by JATAM in May, 24-27, 2002 to discuss bad impacts from mining. They also arrange the participant’s demand that will be delivered on Prepcom IV.

Wrapped in popular and colorful form, the book summarizes discussion result in the workshop through several articles. Some of them are: Unfairness from Gold Mining; Indonesia that once rich of Oil and gasoline, but now suffering energy crisis because exploitation; why is it important to forbid mining activities in protected forests; women mining victims witnesses and their demands; globalization of mining moratorium; also several declarations such as London Declaration; AIMES (The Africa Initiative on Mining, Environment, and Society) statement about mining; also The statement of International Mining above.

 
Teluk Buyat is Polluted; and Left the Risk to The Society (Buyat Case Fact Sheets) PDF Print E-mail
When the mining was closed in August 31, 2004, Newmont left more than 4 million tons of tailing waste in the bottom of Buyat Bay. More or less than 70 fisherman families lost their jobs and 80% of them suffer serious health problems. In addition, dozens kids can not go to schools; while horizontal conflicts goes on. Finally government announced that Buyat Bay is polluted because Newmont tailing waste. But using their capitals and power, Newmont “the richest gold mining company in the world”  tried to manipulate information by delivering opposing facts that may harm the community.
 
The book not only explaining Buyat Bay flashbacks, but also discover the latest condition on Buyat Bay local people and environment after government announce the pollution and the harms. The book also performs of manipulated facts done by the company, government, and academics hiding behind scientific research.
 
RIO+10, Mining and Extended Destruction PDF Print E-mail
Rio+10 Conference or more widely known as KTT Bumi was first aimed to assure world’s commitment about continuous development in every ten years, national and also international. It will determine the future’s priority, also stop environmental damage, guarantee economical growth and synergic social development.
 
In this book, JATAM explains how Rio+10 events held in 2002 has been ride by industrial needs, especially mining industry, and it’s heading to the wrong way. There is just one and only hope, to get legitimacy to destroy environment and local people living. Industrial Continuous growth can be seen from foreign mining actors initiative through GMI (Global Mining Initiative) which gave birth to MMSD project (Mines, Mineral, and Sustainable Development) as diplomatic tools to confirm mining industry as prospective industry, that business is part of solution. The book also informs aspects of KTT Bumi.
 
Why Conserved Areas Canít be Changed into Mining Locations? PDF Print E-mail
For all this time, Indonesian forests only seen as bunch of trees with strong destruction pace reaching 2,4 million hectares/year. Even Indonesia has signed Convention on Biological Diversity followed by National Biodiversity and Action Plan in 1990s, and has implemented several policies, but the forest situation as conservation is still poor. The statement was referred to World Bank examination in 2001.
The book informed bad impact of mining practice especially in protected forest and small islands. The discussion starts by picturing the worsening condition of protected forest in Indonesia; and then criminality and social impact of mining including mining victims from women. It also shows information about society-based small island management and its guidelines as an alternative to mining activities. The book ended by pictures of public that reject mining corporations.
 
Why Perppu No.1/2004 Should be Cancelled? PDF Print E-mail
Government decision to publish Perppu No.1/2004 that allowed mining operation in protected forest shows an act that is not support people aspiration, transparent, and fairness to environment and next generation. Economy rehabilitation that becomes the main reason of the permission can not be validated, because contribution of mining sector toward the country’s budget is low incomparable to ecological loss it caused. The book gives information that analyze how the Perppu can not be adjusted, even in law process or economy rehabilitation argument. The discussion starts from portrayal about open mining practice in protected forest and the condition of Indonesia protected forest. The Perppu No.1/2004 then  analyzed substantially and procedurally, also mentioning bad impacts of its application toward environment globally. The book also records refusal from many elements of society and Civil Society Organizations from Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua, Maluku, to International society taking forms in demonstration or else.
 
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