Freeport Miners' Strike

by West Papua Media Alerts August 18, 2012

Video from the three month long strike at Freeport Mine in West Papua, police repression and actions in solidarity with the miners. Produced by traverser11 with music from Airi Ingram.

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Duration 05:33
Producer traverser11
Director West Papua Media Alerts
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Year produced 2011
Yumi says:
August 07, 2012

Yes, the second case now has a large comnpneot of the second type, though very few would say that the departure of the UN from Iraq and Afghanistan would immediately make the places more peaceful and secure.Decentralization has been the mantra in Indonesia since 1999. A decade later it is safe to say that it has not been, as a whole, a success. In fact, Home Minister G. Fauzi declared earlier this month that only 12% of the 205 autonomous regions established between 1999 and 2009 can be considered successful , and the rest were problematic . None of this is unexpected. Rather than tackling the tough issues, Indonesia went about creating autonomous regions almost indiscriminately. The path not taken then, and still not taken now, is a thorough and comprehensive reform of the state towards a view of elimination the state bureaucracy's Achilles Heels:i.) Corruptionii.) Low capacity to plan and implement effectively and transparentlyOne view of decentralization is that in many instances it was done not with the intent of improving local governance, but rather as a way of coopting and containing potentially adversarial political groups and as a way of political patronage.The moral of the story is this: A pastry chef who wants to bake a delicious cake should invest time in improving his skills and kitchen equipment, rather than by disguising unpalatable kue by slicing the cake into ever smaller pieces.