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Archive for June, 2011

Freeport: Workers warn management of strike action next week

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

The local branch of the union of energy and mining workers at Freeport-Indonesia announced on Friday 24 June that it had set a deadline of 4 July for its decision to organise a strike at Freeport. Read more »

Indonesia Soldiers Linked To Papua Killings

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

The authorities are investigating at least two soldiers in connection with the brutal slaying of two Freeport Indonesia security men in a mysterious dusk ambush two months ago. Read more »

APEC finance officials on financing of infrastructure

Press Release – APEC Finance Ministers’ Process

The U.S. Treasury, as 2011 host of APEC’s Finance Ministers’ Process, and the World Bank Group have joined forces to strengthen successful financial planning of infrastructure projects, which is crucial for achieving the goal of a seamless regional economy … Read more »

The Political and Economic Power of Women

Press Release – US State Department

Today I want to talk to you about the political and economic power of women in a spirit of realistic optimism. Political and economic realities are intertwined. As Karen said, progress in one dimension reinforces progress in the other. These are … Read more »

The 2011 Global Trafficking in Persons Report

Press Release – US State Department

The Trafficking in Persons Report is in its 11th incarnation now. It’s created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, which was the modern updating of our post-civil war antislavery statutes that happened in the fall of 2000 under … Read more »

Tonga Parliamentarians act on child rights issues

Press Release – UNICEF

Tonga parliamentarians are moving to act on alarming challenges in the area of education and nutrition faced by vulnerable children in Tonga. About fifteen Members of the Tongan Parliament gathered last week in a one-day advocacy forum organized by the … Read more »

When the Public Rises, We’ll Want an Ally in Congress

Column – David Swanson

For the majority of people in the United States — a majority does not vote, a majority believes the government is broken, a majority thinks our public policy is headed in the wrong direction — the fact that we call this place a democracy is apparently … Read more »

1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea

Press Release – Australia West Papua Association

Scientists discovered more than 1,000 previously unknown species during a decade of research in New Guinea ( slideshow ), says a new report from WWF. Read more »

1,000 new species discovered in New Guinea

Press Release – Australia West Papua Association

Scientists discovered more than 1,000 previously unknown species during a decade of research in New Guinea ( slideshow ), says a new report from WWF. Read more »

SoulDrs Youth receives funds from award winning student

Press Release – TrustPower

SoulDrs Youth has received a $250 donation from the winner of the TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Youth Community Spirit Award. Read more »

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