West Papuans Oppressed by U.S. Multinational: An Interview with John Rumbiak

By Asad Ismi John Rumbiak is a supervisor for West Papua Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM) based in Jayapura, the capital of West Papua province in Indonesia. He toured Canada in November 2002 to promote awareness of the oppression and exploitation of the Papuan people by the U.S. multinational, Freeport McMoran, and […]

Nigeria’s Corporate Killers

By Asad Ismi Multinational oil companies operating in Nigeria are complicit in human rights violations according to a recent report released by Human Rights Watch. The report titled “Nigeria: The Niger Delta: No Democratic Dividend,” points out that “…oil companies are seen by the residents of the Delta [Nigeria’s main oil producing area] to have […]

Exporting Destruction: Report Says EDC is Putting People and the Environment at Risk

By Asad Ismi The Canadian government’s Export Development Corporation (EDC) is assisting eight environmentally and socially disastrous projects in the Third World, says a recent report. These are the Antamina mine in Peru, the Chamera I and II dams in India, the Profertil nitrogen fertilizer complex in Argentina, the Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania, the Urra […]