Save Kendeng

Passing over the continent group of Samin Activist from Indonesia, came to Heidelberg to tell their version of the story of the Heidelberg Cement. Southwest German city Heidelberg, where Heidelberg cement headquarters locate. HeidelbergCement – the world’s second-largest cement producer. It had claimed to be ready to build Donald Trump’s Mexico wall, before withdrawing the offer. In Indonesia, it is part of the cement group, Indocement, which along with other on-going cement and mining projects has been destroying the region of Kendeng, located on the northern coast of central Java. Teeming with subterranean rivers, mineral springs and limestone, this region is a geological area, which supplies in water both the locals and the greater region of Java.

Mbak Gunarti, having spent several weeks in Germany. Demanding to stop destroying a forest.

“We are ‘orang desa’ (country people), far from big cities. Maybe it’s hard for you to imagine that we work close to the earth, outside and sweating from morning until night.”

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