Large-scale Mines and Local Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea

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  1. Large-Scale Mines and Local‑Level Politics (PDF, 0.2MB) – Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur 
  2. From Anticipation to Practice: Social and Economic Management of a Nickel Plant’s Establishment in New Caledonia’s North Province (PDF, 0.8MB) – Jean-Michel Sourisseau, Sonia Grochain and David Poithily 
  3. Social and Environmental Transformations in the Neighbourhood of a Nickel Mining Project: A Case Study from Northern New Caledonia (PDF, 1.7MB) – Matthias Kowasch 
  4. The Boakaine Mine in New Caledonia: A Local Development Issue? (PDF, 0.1MB) – Christine Demmer 
  5. Conflict and Agreement: The Politics of Nickel in Thio, New Caledonia (PDF, 0.1MB) – Pierre-Yves Le Meur 
  6. Contesting the Goro Nickel Mining Project, New Caledonia: Indigenous Rights, Sustainable Development and the Land Issue (PDF, 0.2MB) – Claire Levacher 
  7. Dissecting Corporate Community Development in the Large-Scale Melanesian Mining Sector (PDF, 0.4MB) – Glenn Banks, Dora Kuir-Ayius, David Kombako and Bill F. Sagir 
  8. Negotiating Community Support for Closure or Continuation of the Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea (PDF, 0.3MB) – Colin Filer and Phillipa Jenkins 
  9. Disconnected Development Worlds: Responsibility towards Local Communities in Papua New Guinea (PDF, 0.3MB) – John Burton and Joyce Onguglo 
  10. Gender Mainstreaming and Local Politics: Women, Women’s Associations and Mining in Lihir (PDF, 0.1MB) – Susan R. Hemer 
  11. Migrants, Labourers and Landowners at the Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea (PDF, 1.4MB) – Nicholas A. Bainton 
  12. Bougainville: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Future of Large-Scale Mining (PDF, 0.2MB) – Anthony J. Regan 
  13. Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea (PDF, 0.1MB) – Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur 

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One response to “Large-scale Mines and Local Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea

  1. With reference to Chapter 12: BOUGAINVILLE: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Futrue of Large-Scale Mining by Anthony J. Regan.

    Let us take note of what has been written tonight (24 October 2017) on the Bougainville History, Events & Facts Quiz Forum facebook page. I (VJ) posted an article from the Sydney Morning Herald dated 26 June 2011, “Rio Tinto caused war: Somare”
    Rio Tinto caused war: Somare
    26 June, 2011
    PAPUA New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, has accused Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and its subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) of being behind the PNG military’s bloody suppression of Bougainville rebels opposed to the company’s Panguna copper mine.
    In summary the comments from those who responded about the “Rio Tinto caused war: Somare” article are below:
    LN: Now you’re really talking, where were you during that time?
    SK: Otherwise, it’s good to continue putting up such information so the young & new generations must also know.
    Majority of them don’t even know the reasons behind why the Crisis happened.
    Repetition of such information is good, so that the people are continuously reminded.
    Em tingting tasol.
    Somare is a hypocrite. He is the beginning of the Bougainville crisis. How can he be even speaking with his mouth full of shit.
    VJ: Speaking the TRUTH is very confronting for you Thomas.
    TS: Vikki John I don’t need your lousy second fiddle opinion. Go fuck yourself.
    VJ: And Thomas, I don’t need your low life abuse.
    TS: Than keep out of my post. You nitwit.
    TS: What the fuck are you.
    VJ: Ignoring your abuse Thomas Sivusia. Bye bye
    TS: You are an all time fuckwit.
    VJ: And you are an all time male abuser who loves BCL and Rio Tinto.
    TS: You do have a profound problem with CRA and BCL. Seems like you really need some real spanking by someone from CRA or BCL.
    TS: I will pass the word to my good friends in Oz land. Maybe a visit to you is appropriate.
    VJ; Is that a threat Thomas?

    I, Vikki John (VJ) of the Bougainville Freedom Movement (BFM) have been an activist since 1993, supporting the people of Bougainville who have opposed Rio Tinto and Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) for decades. I intend in the near future to comment further on Anthony Regan’s, Chapter 12: BOUGAINVILLE: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Future of Large-Scale Mining.

    In solidarity with the people of Bougainville we say ‘NO BCL, No Mining”.

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