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Inconesia - smelter stacks
Inconesia - smelter stacks

Sulawesi activists visit Toronto, Nitassinan (Labrador) and Sudbury

Jamie Kneen Communications and Outreach Coordinator responsible for: strategic research, social media, and public engagement; our Africa program, environmental assessment, and uranium mining.

Indonesian mining activists Arianto (Anto) Sangaji of the Free Earth Foundation and Andi Baso Am of KWAS, the indigenous peoples' organisation of Soroako on the island of Sulawesi, spent the last two weeks of April visiting communities in Canada that also have to deal with Inco.

The tour enabled them to speak at the Inco annual meeting in Toronto, meet with ethical investment advisors, develop relationships and share stories and strategies with other communities coping with Inco, and to see first-hand the impacts of Inco's mining on the environment, workers, and communities in Canada.

According to Andi and Anto, and the communities that they visited, the tour was a resounding success. The visit was made possible by a grant from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund.

INCO in INDONESIA: A Report for Canadian People, by Arianto Sangaji, can be found on this web site.