Friday, February 17, 2017

1) Freeport declares force majeure on Indonesia mine -spokesman

1) Freeport declares force majeure on Indonesia mine -spokesman

2) Rebel Musik to raise awareness on West Papua struggle

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1) Freeport declares force majeure on Indonesia mine -spokesman

Feb 17 Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's biggest publicly traded copper miner, has declared force majeure at its Grasberg mine in Indonesia, which cannot meet contractual obligations on copper concentrate shipments, a spokesman told Reuters on Friday
Exports of copper concentrate from the mine have been suspended for more than a month, and last week production at the Papua, Indonesia mine came to a standstill. (Reporting by Susan Taylor; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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2) Rebel Musik to raise awareness 

on West Papua struggle

It’s all about using your talent to spread a message, says Richard Mogu, an artist from the Central Province of PNG.

Mogu, is part of the Rebel Musik collaboration taking the stage of XO state in Melbourne, next Friday, February 24.

Rebel Musik, he says, will raise awareness on the struggle of West Papua and other ignored issues.

Put together as an initiative of Aireleke – a musician and recognised activist for West Papua, the group of talented musicians from PNG and West Papua will voice the concern on the musical stage.

 “Music is an art form but should not be taken for the aesthetics of it only – the beauty of art as an organised sound.

“I believe we can use music as a tool to raise awareness and reach a wider and greater audience far more quickly.

“I personally do gospel music but in this case, we are raising the message of the silent majority.

“I look forward to the performance, particularly, what it will stir – will it get people up and dancing? Will it make authorities stop and ask what we’re singing about?” he said.

Mogu will be part of the backing band and will also appear as an artist to perform at least two songs.

“It’s been a while performing overseas so I’m excited for this,” he added.

Mogu leaves today for Melbourne.: LoopVanuatu

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