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Case studies (corporate)

Published by MAC on 2001-05-01

Case studies (corporate)

Richard West River of Tears: the rise of the Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation Ltd, Earth Island Ltd, London 1972

PLUNDER! - the story of Rio Tinto Zinc, Partizans, London 1992

Greg Dropkin and David Clark PAST EXPOSURE: Revealing health and environmental risks of Rossing uranium, NSC and Partizans, London 1992

Paul Wilson Black Death, White Hands Allen and Unwin, Sydney and London, 1982 [Devastating account of the effects of forced removals and mining - by CRA/Rio Tinto - on Aboriginal young people in the Weipa region of north Queensland]

Patrick Gorman Weipa: where Australian Unions drew their "line in the sand" with CRA: the story of how 75 workers defeated the world's most powerful minig company's campaign to crush the unions, CFMEU, Melbourne1996

R Moody "Mining the World: the global reach of Rio Tinto", Ecologist vol. 26 no. 2, 1997

Partizans RTZ Uncovered, the alternative annual report, London 1985

Partizans, DiRTy BiZness, Partizans Alternative Report, London 1986

ICME and others Rio Tinto Tainted Titan: the stakeholders report 1997, Brussels 1998

ICME Rio Tinto Behind the facade: 1998 Stakeholders Report, ICME Brussels 1999.

Project Underground Risky Business: The Grasberg Gold Mine: an independent annual report, San Fransisco 1998

Starnberg Institute Environment and Development: Economic-Ecological Development in Papua New Guinea, Starnberg, 1991 [Famous study of the impacts of the Ok Tedi copper-gold mine which, though criticised at the time, has been largely borne out by recent studies]

Mineral Policy Institute Corporate report on BHP, Melbourne 1998

Mineral Policy Institute Corporate Report on Western Mining Corporation, Melbourne 1997

WMC in the Philippines, Australia 1998

Pallister, Stewart and Lepper South Africa Inc: The Oppenheimer Empire, revised and updated edition, Corgi Books, London 1988 [Good introduction to Anglo-De Beers]

Edward Greer Big Steel: Black Politics and Corporate Power in Gary, Indiana, Monthly Review Press, New York and London, 1979 [Highly engaging account of workers' struggle against the massive US iron mining/steel manufacturer US Steel]

R Jackson Ok Tedi: the pot of gold, University of Papua New Guinea, 1982

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