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Post-extractivism in Indonesia: Is it possible?

  • Poppy S. Winanti
    Poppy S. Winanti

    Teaches at the international relations department, Gadjah Mada University

Yogyakarta | Thu, October 19, 2017 | 10:21 am
Post-extractivism in Indonesia: Is it possible? Kaolin Mining Lake is available in two locations: Nibung Village in South Bangka and Tanjung Pandan town in Belitung. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Recent fierce resistance from civil society to offshore tin mining in Belitung and East Belitung regencies poses an intriguing question as to whether this movement can be regarded as a new beginning toward post-extractivism in Indonesia. For the last couple of years, civil society in Belitung has been resisting offshore tin-mining activities on account of their damaging impact not only on the e...

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