Category Archives: Commodities

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

The Porgera Joint Venture – a gold mining operation in Paupa New Guinea, sucks gold out of a mountaintop, providing little benefit to miners or the people who live near the mine. Activist groups, and a lawsuit recently filed in Australia, seek to change that, as well as correct horrific human rights abuses.