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Open for big businesses – but little people pay the price

Forests Campaigner Tom Johnson looks at the recent boastings of Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to the New York Stock Exchange of all that his country has to offer potential investors ... and how the real price is being paid by the country's indigenous peoples and environment....

"The activities of logging, mining and plantation companies in Muara Tae are a vision of unfettered capitalism writ large. It’s a neoliberal dream ...

"But as with unregulated investment banking, unregulated plantation development in Indonesia has been a disaster. In Muara Tae, the companies are, right now, destroying the forests and farmlands the Dayak Benuaq depend on, depriving them of the land that has sustained them for generations."

Read Tom's blog in full at http://www.eia-international.org/open-for-big-businesses-but-little-people-pay-the-price
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