Posts Tagged ‘Freeport’

NZ Superannuation withdraws investment in Freeport mine for ethical reasons

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has withdrawn its investment of $1 million in Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold over allegations of human rights offences committed by security forces around the company’s controversial Grasberg mine in Papua. According to Papua New Guinea Mine Watch (PNMW) Freeport has been directly or indirectly responsible for gross human rights abuses Read more

Striker shot dead at Freeport

Friday, October 14th, 2011

An industrial dispute at Freeport, the world’s biggest gold mine in Indonesia’s Papua province, has turned ugly, after a striking worker was shot dead by police. Seven others were critically wounded when officers tried to stop striking workers from going into a facility at the mining complex on Monday. About 8,000 workers have been on Read more