"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".


- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles




Thursday, 25 November 2010

The mobile squads already are the mining industry's private security force Gari

Gari Baki has recently raised concerns over the RPNGC's relationship with Exxon Mobil. In particular, he claims: "If we allow LNG to be continuously funded by Exxon Mobil then there is no independence of the constabulary ... and the perception and the notion is that it is just another private security company for the LNG" (Radio Australia, 22/11/10). How genuince this concern is, may be questioned (what has he done about the below situation in Porgera?). Nevertheless the issues Gari Baki raises are important ones. The implications of mining capitals power to dictate policing priorties are identified in the following extract taken from the Legal Brief (2009) on the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) filed by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice:

For a full copy of the Legal Brief see: http://protestbarrick.net/article.php?id=624

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