Misery Around the Mines
The saying "a dead mouse in a barn full of rice" could be applied to Sumirah. In order to meet her daily needs, this resident of Lubuk Sawah village in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, must go into debt. This mother of four lost her main source of livelihood, which was farming, ever since her land was taken over by a coal mining company.
For the past 10 years, Sumirah has…
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