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Forum Post: “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 ma

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 5:23 p.m. EST by hithere50 (11)
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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.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/10/indonesian-forces-striking-mine-workers

  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.”

http://www.miningnews.net/StoryView.asp?StoryID=2491536

  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.”

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/111017/occupy-wall-street-protest-indonesia-freeport-gold-copper-mine

Download Freeport/FBI flyer to hand out:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38850305/FBI%20ad%20Oct%202011%20v1.1.jpg

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