Two explosions go off near Freeport mine (12 Sep 2008)
Two suspected bombs went off near a massive mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in eastern Indonesia, police said Friday. No one was injured and there was little damage.

Freeport is Indonesia's 'milch cow' (6 Sep 2008)
Speaking on the occasion of the launching of the Papua Knowledge Centre in Jayapura, provincial governor Barnabas Suebu said that during the current year, Papua would receive around Rp400 billion or 16 percent of the royalties paid to Indonesia by the company which is reputed to be the largest taxpayer to Indonesia.

Papua opens center to boost development (6 Sep 2008)
Papua governor Barnabas Suebu officially inaugurated Friday a bank-data institute designed to ensure that money allocated for development projects in the province is properly managed.

West Papua Report September 2008 (4 Sep 2008)
* 40 Members of US Congress Force Look at Justice in West Papua in the Cases of AI Prisoners of Conscience Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage * New Report Reveals Evidence of TNI Role in 2002 Murder of U.S. and Indonesian Civilians and US Government Cover-up * Indicted War Criminal Removed from Post in West Papua ... and Promoted * Police Killing of Peaceful Papuan Protester Draws International Protest and Calls for Investigation * Human Rights Victims' Families in West Papua Meet to Discuss Absence of Justice * Papuan Tribal Chief to Sue Freeport over Environmental Pollution * US Court Action Regarding Exxon-Mobil Collusion with TNI Could Expose Freeport to Court Action in U.S. * UK Environmental Justice Urges UK Government to Press for Ecological Justice and Human Rights Protection in West Papua * Local Papuan Community Points to Central Government's Violation of "Special Autonomy" in Awarding Mining Contracts

Risky resource projects: Can BHP avoid gagging on Gag? (4 Sep 2008)
In a new series on risky resource projects, Daniel Litvin and Rob Foulkes explain how BHP Billiton can avoid social and environmental meltdown on a remote Indonesian island As prices soar across commodities markets, mining and oil companies are adopting a new maxim: who dares wins.