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Report Against ‘New Yogyakarta International Airport’ in Kulon Progo (Indonesia)

Since 8 August last week, particularly in Macanan Glagah area and 10 August heavy machinery were already operating within the compromised area (the area in which some community of peasants already sold their land and compromised with the project, although their relocation is still unsure) for the development of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA). Despite community and peasant resistance against NYIA, the government and PT Angkasapura, cooperating with this large company from India as the airport major investor: GVK corporation. We urge comrades in India to communicate with us and build international solidarity..

Mainstream coverage of past struggle against NYIA in English:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/31/islands-focus-hunger-strike-over-kulon-progo-airport-continues.html

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/21/kulon-progo-airport-development-violates-human-rights-komnas-ham.html

Grassroot and independent media coverage (Indonesia)
:

http://selamatkanbumi.com

Facebook: Jogja Darurat Agraria

Note: The struggle against NYIA is connected to the previous struggle of peasants in Kulon Progo against iron mining in which they won the struggle, not through legal means but through community grassroot struggle (riots, arrests, and massive international solidarity makes it difficult for the project to continue) that goes beyond the language of the state. But the development of NYIA can change the past victory and reinstate the power of capital through continuous development of megaprojects which means that the peasants surrounding area will be threatened by these continual development.

Profiles of national and multinational corporations responsible for NYIA:

Indian company:

http://www.gvk.com/

Angkasapura Profile:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angkasa_Pura

Article about the corporation and their collaboration (mainstream coverage)

https://article.wn.com/view-lemonde/2016/02/16/GVK_India_to_Invest_US500_Million_in_The_Development_of_Kulo/

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 11:28 am and is filed under Eco Struggle.