World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Solidarity with the Kananam people Ban R.D. Tuna


Solidarity with the Kananam people of Madang, Papua New Guinea!

Solidarity with the Kananam people of Madang, Papua New Guinea! Dear friends - please circulate this message which has been authorised by Friends of Kananam and endorsed by the Kananam community

The Kananam community say 'NO' to R.D. Tuna! BOYCOTT R.D. TUNA PRODUCTS! visit our website http://lorikeet.and.com.au/RD/rdtuna.html

Members of the Kananam community (Madang, Papua New Guinea) have formed the Idawad Association to protest the development of a huge tuna cannery on their land.

The wholly Filipino owned company R.D. Tuna have gained access to a wharf facility on Kananam land, after a land deal with the Catholic Church and the Madang Provincial Government, carried out behind the backs of Kananam landowners.

Now the entire cannery (presently located between Madang City and the wharf) is due to be expanded and relocated to Kananam land. Kananam leaders such as James Sungai and Francis Gem are furious, and point out that:
* the cannery is seriously polluting their lagoon, wetlands, water and air
* workers are very lowly paid (less than US$2/day) and unions are banned
* RD Tuna ships are encouraging a prostitution trade in the Kananam community
* all senior managers are Filipino, and all profits are sent to the Philippines
* RD Tuna pays NO tax in PNG JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT THE KANANAM COMMUNITY! BOYCOTT RD TUNA PRODUCTS!

Support the Kananam people - don't buy RD Tuna products, under these names: - Omega, Tovos, Loreley, Goddess, Cana, La Miranda, Adria, Everday, Diana, Le Pecheur, Les Doris, La Perla, Osprey -

Authorised by Friends of Kananam

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

ALSO:

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC