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