[Marxism] New Bougainville? PNG gas project fuels discontent, police and soldiers mobilised

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon May 14 01:56:39 MDT 2012

The presence of police and mobile brigade soldiers at construction sites
for the PNG LNG (liquefied natural gas) project in Papua New Guinea --
majority owned by Exxon Mobil -- is an indication of the community
discontent surrounding the project.

Fears have been raised that conflict over the project could provoke
violence like that of Bougainville in the 1990s.

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

"The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?" -- Jarvis Cocker

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