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Forum Post: Recent killings and news on Phoenix based NYSE listed US mining company Freeport McMoran’s Grasberg mine in West Papua:

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 6:27 p.m. EST by MininganalystUS (5)
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  1. Guardian:

Protester killed in Indonesia mine strike. 10 October 2011

“Indonesian security forces shot and killed one protester and wounded more than a dozen others as they clashed with striking workers at a mine run by US company Freeport-McMoran, the police said.

More than 1,000 workers were involved in the clashes at the Grasberg complex, one of the world's largest gold and copper mines, in the remote Papua province.”


  1. Mining News: US DOJ investigation.

Grasberg at 5% capacity: report, 7 November 2011

“..... the recent revelations that Freeport made payments to Indonesian police have resulted in a United Steelworkers request for investigations from the US Department of Justice.

“The Indonesian police have recently been quoted in the local media acknowledging that they accepted millions of dollars from Freeport-McMoRan's Indonesian subsidiary PT Freeport to provide security for the miner's operations in Papua, Indonesia,” the major US union said.

“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bans companies from paying foreign officials to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty.”

A spokesman from the US Department of Justice declined to comment on the matter, according to the Wall Street Journal.”


  1. Global Post:

Occupy Wall Street-style protest in Indonesia leads to closure of world's largest gold mine, 18 October 2011

“JAKARTA, Indonesia — As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads like dominoes, resentment toward corporate greed has led to the deaths of four Indonesians and the temporary closure of the American-owned Grasberg mine, one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, in the remote region of West Papua.”


Download Freeport/FBI flyer to hand out:




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[-] 3 points by hithere50 (11) 12 years ago

It is about restoration of democracy and accountability of the US government's activities in our names.

When will democracy be restored? “If not now, when? If not this government, which?”

• It is time for stronger democratic institutions, not autocracy by the 1%. • Intelligence agencies out of domestic politics/policies now. • End to US one country two systems. Corporations, government and individuals should be equally accountable. • Full accountability and transparency of corporations and government.

[-] 2 points by MininganalystUS (5) 12 years ago

Shaping the way the world does business....defining corporate culture:

Intelligence agencies take out corporate critics – one of the nefarious supports offered by government to corporations.

Freeport McMoran:

Former Wall Street analyst (working for investment bank SBC Warburg – now part of UBS) targeted by FBI after publishing report touching on US State Department investigation into US copper/gold mining company Freeport McMoran following allegations the company was involved in the killing of indigenous protestors in West Papua, Indonesia. (http://www.facebook.com/MininganalystUS)

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

Thanx for these posts. You seem to have specialist (maybe inside) knowledge. As this directly concerns the West Papuan Peoples, you might consider passing it on with anything else you may have to http://www.survivalinternational.org/ . Thanx ;-)

[-] 2 points by hithere50 (11) 12 years ago

Interesting link.

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 12 years ago

Hear, hear!

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

Complete corporatism - a joining of corporate and government (law enforcement) interest. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

[-] 1 points by hithere50 (11) 12 years ago

Another recent recent press article : "It's sheer bloody murder, right on our doorstep", The Age, 9 Jan 2012.

"Things really heated up last September when thousands of mine workers at the Freeport McMoran-Rio Tinto-owned Grasberg mine went on a lengthy strike, closing the world's largest gold and copper mine, Indonesia's biggest taxpayer. The stopwork cost the companies $US30 million dollars per day. So when the miners downed tools to demand pay increases from a paltry $US1.50 an hour up to a lavish $US3 an hour, a lot of rich and powerful people took notice."

Article from mainstream Australian newspaper The Age, "It's sheer bloody murder, right on our doorstep" 8 Januarary 2012, Charlie Hill-Smith Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/its-sheer-bloody-murder-right-on-our-doorstep-20120107-1ppd2.html#ixzz1iogMauge

[-] 1 points by hithere50 (11) 12 years ago

The 4 month strike is now over.

[-] 1 points by hithere50 (11) 12 years ago

It is all about the strength, or lack thereof, of our democratic institutions - they are meant to be protecting the higher values of liberty and justice, not perfecting perverse forms of exceptionalism.


[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

In looking at the flyer, were I to guess, I would suggest the possibility that this guy, if genuine, may have been subjected to some dirty tricks employed by experts in the field of corporate espionage - rather than the FBI themselves.

Not sure.

I would point out the FBI took a hands off approach regarding the latest terrorist captured in NYC.

I'll be back with a more specific link to that instance regarding the most recent terrorist, and I will edit:

NYPD vs FBI over Jose Pimentel, accused terrorist:

[-] 2 points by hithere50 (11) 12 years ago

Negative and disparaging comments, personal attacks against individuals and the Occupy Movement are hallmarks of intelligence agency activity designed to disrupt and demoralise the movement (psychological operations – ‘psy ops’ for short). They also waste peoples’ time with distracting and irrelevant comments.

The FBI and other agencies pay American agents to write these type of comments. FBI agents (and other ‘secret police’ activities) are a big part of the systemic corruption problem in our political/economic system – these people are a ‘scourge’ on strong democratic values (liberty, equality and justice), they are the foot soldiers at the front line helping undermine democracy. They savage legitimate protest movements and causes like OWS for the personal financial gain of the agents who are more interested in their careers than protecting democracy.

Just ignore their comments and ban them from the site. Stay focused on the OWS cause – corrupted democracy and corporate interests. As one US senator said, we are living with a new form of fascism – this is the problem the Occupy Movement is addressing.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

Interesting Post ! You may wish to copy it to other threads, as it is continuously relevant !! + A Tune 4 U : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-o3CJytIPE, courtesy of recent forum-poster 'yabullar'. pax et lux ;-)

[-] 1 points by zuleika (1) 12 years ago

Feel free to post it around yourself...

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

At the risk of plagiarism, maybe I will ! You seem a bit tetchy !! 'Chillax' honey-bunny !!! ommm~{;-)!

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

so . . .

what can we do as a movement committed to issues of social, economic, and environmental Justice?

. . . I'm opening the flyer now . . ..