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ETAN and West Papua Advocacy Team (and some friends)
on the mining giant Freeport McMoRan

Freeport's Grasberg Mine.


Freeport's Grasberg mine in West Papua.

For ongoing news on West Papua and Freeport subscribe to the reg.westpapua listserv or visit its archive; the list is also available on Twitter. and read the monthly West Papua Report.


West Papua Report November 2015: Papuans Lack Input on Critical Freeport Mining Deal

West Papua Report August 2015: Freeport's Permit Extended Six Months, Long-term Renewal Waits

West Papua Report April 2015: Smelter Construction to Worsen Tribal Suffering

West Papua Report February 2015: Massive "Sweeping Operation" Drives Hundreds of Civilians from Their Villages near Freeport mine


West Papua Report  August 2014: Outgoing SBY Cuts Last Minute Deal with Freeport

Found Buried Deep in the Archives Part 2

ETAN's team of crack researchers found this mock "thank you postcard" buried deep in the archives. The Indonesian military thanks the mining company Freeport McMoRan for its support. The feeling is no doubt mutual. Feb. 2014

TNI writes Freeport a note of thanks.


West Papua Report November 2013: Divestment in Freeport-McMoRan Continuesby Ed McWilliams


Speech by ETAN's Chris Lundry at December 14, 2012 Freeport Protest Phoenix, AZ December 2012

West Papua Report October 2012: New Zealand Fund Divests from Freeport over Human Rights/Security Concerns

West Papua Report August 2012: Indonesian Legislature Charges Freeport with Arrogance

ETAN: Statement for Phoenix Occupy Freeport Demonstration, February 2012

West Papua Report January 2012: Freeport Strike Grinds Toward Resolution


West Papua Report November 2011: U.S. Secretary of Defense Praise for Indonesian Handling of Freeport Strike

WPAT and ETAN: Statement on Strike at Freeport McMoran's Mining Operation in West Papua, October 2011

West Papua Report October 2011: Freeport Under Growing Labor and Government Pressure

Special for ETAN: Empty promises whitewash Freeport's rights, responsibility record by David Webster, August 2011


West Papua Report May 2010 Freeport Ignores Childhood Malnutrition at Its Doorstep

West Papua Report January 2010: West Papua Suffers Highest Rate of HIV/AIDS

Carmel Budiardjo: Resource-Rich West Papua, But Who Benefits? The Jakarta Post, Friday, May 14, 2010


West Papua Advocacy Team: Impunity at the Freeport Gold & Copper Mine:Will Indonesian Security Forces Get Away with It Again? July 23, 2009

West Papua Report July 2009: Freeport Shareholders Fail in Effort to Put Environmental Expert on Freeport Board


Statement on the operations of the Freeport McMoRan Mine in West Papua, Indonesia: Submitted by the West Papua Advocacy Team and ETAN for the hearing on Extracting Natural Resources: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, September 24, 2008

Abi Abrash Walton's Testimony for U.S. Senate Subcommittee (PDF) September 24, 2008


Map of West Papua with Freeport MineWest Papua Report May 2007: David Defeats Goliath in West Papua

Joyo News/Pantau Exclusive Report: Murder at Mile 63; Media Release, April 9, 2007

West Papua Report April 2007: Unrest in Freeport Mine Area Over Employment Discrimination, Papuan Government Representatives Demand Revisions in Freeport Contract

West Papua Report January 2007: Freeport Under Renewed Pressure to Come Clean


 West Papua Report June 2006: Freeport Suffers New Attack over Its Environmental Record

West Papua Report February 2006: Pressure Mounts to Shut Down Freeport McMoRan Mining Operation


Jakarta Post: General Confirms Freeport Payments, December 29, 2005

Global Witness: Paying for Protection: The Freeport mine and Indonesian security forces, 2005

2004 and before

Freeport Killings Arrest Denounced By Rights Groups, June 25, 2004

West Papua Report May 2004: Resolution on Indonesian Military Receives Strong Shareholder Backing

Indonesian Human Rights Abuses in West Papua: Application of the Law of Genocide to the History of Indonesian Control A paper prepared for the Indonesia Human Rights Network by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic Yale Law School, April 2004, PDF

West Papua Report February 2004: Indonesian Military Troops to Stay at Freeport's Papua Mine; U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Approves New York City Employees Shareholder Resolution Calling for Freeport to Suspend Payments to the Indonesian Military

In These Times: With Friends Like These; Kissinger does Indonesia by Terry J. Allen. April 17, 2000

Mother Jones Magazine SPINNING GOLD by Robert Bryce, September/October 1996

The Multinational Monitor The Mining Menace of Freeport-McMoRan by Pratap Chatterjee (April 1996)

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