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Jeremy Corbyn MP invites you to a Book Launch

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State Crime on the Margins of Empire: Rio Tinto, the War on Bougainville and Resistance to Mining

by Dr Kristian Lasslett.


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   “An important and rare book. Lasslett provides the missing link to the reasons why nations fall into turmoil – the state crimes of the powerful. His investigation illuminates how so much of the world is ordered”  

                                             – John Pilger




Date and time: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 6pm

Venue:  The Wilson Room, Portcullis House, the Embankment, SW1A

Booking: Limited seating, booking essential –

In his book Kristian investigates a largely unknown war that devastated the South Pacific island of Bougainville during the 1990s. At its epicentre was the mining giant, Rio Tinto, who conspired – through its subsidiary – with the Papua New Guinea and Australian governments to violently suppress indigenous landowner resistance against one of the world’s largest copper mines. Employing unparalleled access to senior state-corporate officials and internal records, Kristian uncovers and theorises this conspiracy from the inside, including enduring efforts to deny survivors justice.


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******Please allow 20-30 minutes to enter Portcullis House and pass through security there.