Althea Middleton-Detzner / Educational Advisor / ICNC
Greg Berger / Founder, Gringoyo.com
Date: Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Description: While authoritarian or corrupt governments are prime abusers of people’s rights, other groups – such as military interveners, independent militias, violent gangs, transnational traffickers, and international corporations – are also responsible for abusing rights and worsening social and economic conditions. This session will focus on transnational corporations that have operations as far reaching as the grasslands of Mongolia to the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. In particular, extractive industries have had long-lasting social, economic, and environmental effects, with collateral human rights abuses. To further complicate matters, corporate operators and their supposed state regulators have been corrupted in many cases by organized crime and paramilitary groups. This session will examine efforts by organized nonviolent resistance movements in Cheran, Mexico, and West Papua, Indonesia to control the presence and practices of transnational companies and of organized crime operating in their regions.
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- Curation of Key Tweets and Resources
- Abrash, Abigail and Kennedy, Danny. “Repressive Mining in West Papua.” Moving Mountains: Communities Confronting Mining and Globalization. Oxford Press.
- Perlez, Jane and Raymond Bonner. Below a Mountain of Wealth, a River of Waste. New York Times. Dec 27, 2005.
- Rayfield, Alex and Claudia King. Strike Pressures PT Freeport Indonesia into Serious Negotiations. Aug 11, 2011. openDemocracy.net.