New Guinea: The Coconut Revolution (2001, 50 min)

Photo: Coconut Tree. SOURCE: Public Domain Pictures.net

from youtube uploaded by fpcn

Uploaded on May 11, 2011

Bougainville, with a populations of only 160,000 has managed to close and keep closed one of the biggest mines in the world. They have held their ground for a decade with antique weapons and home-made guns. These people have taken on the biggest mining company in the world and won.


North Solomons or Bougainville Providence, New Guinea CREDIT Isaac Sutcliffe SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

 

Map: This political map shows the of North Solomons or Bougainville Province, which is an autonomous province of Papua New Guinea, that is geographically located in the Solomon Islands, forming a part of the Bismarck Archipelago, southwest of New Ireland. CREDIT:  Isaac Sutcliffe. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Ripped from the DVD “Indigenous Resistance in New Guinea” made by Solidarity South Pacific: www.eco-action.org/ssp – respect!

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