My latest post for the Th!nk3: Developing World competition:
Mekamui Message - No More Mining, No More Bloodshed
Clive Porabou is taking a strong message to London. When he attends the Rio Tinto Annual General Meeting on 15 April, he'll be telling them 'no more mining' on Mekanui (Bougainville Island). Bougainville Copper Limited's Panguna mine closed in 1989 after an armed struggle against the company and the government of Papua New Guinea. BCL is controlled by mining giant Rio Tinto.
Secondary teacher (now retired), unionist and Australian Labor Party
member since 1972. 8 years teaching in the Northern Territory: 4 in
Katherine, followed by 4 in Maningrida, an aboriginal community in
Returned in June 2008 to Melbourne to live after 15 months in Broome.