Coconut Revolution: Bougainville, World’s First Successful Eco-Revolution

‘The Coconut Revolution’ is a 2001 multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island. The movement is described as the “world’s first successful eco-revolution” and has drawn parallels with the conflict depicted in the 2009 film, Avatar.

The movie tells the story of the successful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army and the mining plans of the mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) to exploit their natural resources. The documentary reveals how the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) managed to overcome the marine blockade strategy used by the Papuan army by using coconut oil as fuel for their vehicles.

Bougainville, with a populations of only 160,000 has managed to close and keep closed one of the biggest mines in the world. They have held their ground for a decade with antique weapons and home-made guns. These people have taken on the biggest mining company in the world and won.Ripped from the DVD “Indigenous Resistance in New Guinea” made by Solidarity South Pacific:

http://www.eco-action.org/ssp – respect!
They acomplish Free Energy, Self Self-sustainment, Bio Fuel, & Medicinal Medicine.

Is it not time for Your Nation’s Coconut Revolution?

Newzaholic

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