No truth, no justice, from South Africa to Bougainville

On 16 August 2012, 34 South African mineworkers were gunned down by police in collusion with the British mining company, Lonmin, and Government Ministers. This documentary memorialises this atrocity:

A Commission of Inquiry has been launched into the tragedy.

 On 26 November 1988, police and then military began a campaign of violence, logistically supported by British company Rio – ‘Better the Devil You Know’ – Tinto, and government Ministers, against landowners on Bougainville. Many thousands were killed. No commission of inquiry was called, no truth commission was launched. The Prime Minister in charge during this period of abuse and mass brutality, was rewarded with a Board position at the then Rio Tinto subsidiary, Bougainville Copper Limited.

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5 responses to “No truth, no justice, from South Africa to Bougainville

  1. It is a far cry for Panguna landholders because they said their share of telling other people to get off their land, their inheritances and their way of life. I for example, as an outsider, have to respect their wishes and butt because they have blown the whistle.

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  3. It is important to remember that the Panguna landowners stopped the Panguna mine from operating in November 1988 and the Panguna mine remains closed to this day. Unfortunately, it is estimated 20,000 people died on Bougainville between 1988 and 1997. Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) and Rio Tinto caused the deaths, the environmental damage and have never compensated the people of Bougainvillle.
    But, with great respect to the people of Bougainville, they stopped the biggest mining company in the world and the Panguna mine remains closed until the people on Bougainville are fairly compensated by the mining company who killed their people and their environment.
    Ten billion dollars had been the call by the people since 1988.

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  5. Ehud Hardy Jeffrey

    That’s sounds fuzzy On 11/12/2016 11:13 am, “Papua New Guinea Mine Watch” wrote:

    > ramunickel posted: “On 16 August 2012, 34 South African mineworkers were > gunned down by police in collusion with the British mining company, Lonmin, > and Government Ministers. This documentary memorialises this atrocity: A > Commission of Inquiry has been launched into the t” >

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