Are these Investments really helping the bulk of Papua New Guinea let alone the Melanesian people ? How much tangible rural development can be seen ? Is the infrastructure really reaching our rural population, roads, bridges, schools, health centres? People struggle to bring their coffee beans, their kaukau bags and their vegetables to sell in towns and yet our MSG members argue for better connectivity with a MSG Travel Card. Who is this investment for ? Which Economy is growing?
Picture: In India, the state forcibly acquires land from farmers and hands it over to private speculators, real estate corporations, mining companies and leisure industries [EPA]
Source: Al Jazeera
Picture: PANG Coordinator Maureen Penjueli
Often described as “an island of gold floating on a sea of oil”, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one o
Source: Papua New Guinea Mine watch
Mining Capitalism takes us from the devastation of a river to the courtrooms and commissions where activists and thieves reimagine its truth and consequences. This is a thrilling story, and everyone should read it" - Anna Tsing, author of Friction
An abstract from the book "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" by Ha-Joon Chang
Abstracts taken from: 23 Things They Dont Tell You About Capitalism, By Ha-Joon Chang
The recent revolution in communication technologies –better known as the Internet, has led to the ‘death of distance’. This technological revelation defines the age in which we live in today that dismisses the fine borders between nations, countries, companies, firms’ and individuals through speed communication and posing the need to be more flexible in our efforts to compete in a liberalization of markets.