How to Survive a Corporate Takeover of Your Land, an Invasion by a Vicious Military, an 8 Year Blockade of Your Island, No Food, No Medicine, No Electricity, and Still be Victorious
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This revolution took place when huge mining company Rio Tinto opened a copper mine on the island of Bougainville, part of Papua New Guinea. The residents were pushed off their land, put into concentration camps, brutalized by security forces and deprived of any sort of basic human rights. The corporation was later sued for war crimes and genocide in the United States, but the U.S. Supreme Court abandoned any sort of moral high ground that was left in America, and shredded the Alien Torts Act, under which indigenous people could seek justice from the criminal activities of multi-national corporations. The government then tried to starve out the residents by blockading the island for 8 years, depriving them of any food or medicine. This documentary shows how the folks on the island fought back against overwhelming odds.