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Indonesia’s Message to Journalists: “Report on Papua, Go Directly to Jail”

On August 6th, French Journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois were arrested in West Papua on immigration charges. They are now facing up to 20 years in prison for these and a charge of 'subversion'. Local j ...

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Australia’s Piracy on the High Seas

The protracted debacle that has been this detention at sea has left the human rights reputation of Australia in a shaky state. The piracy and detention of people by Australian officials outside their own territory ra ...

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Monkhood

'MonkHood' by Humphrey King ...

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A Different Paradigm: Reclaiming Our Minds From the Post-Apocalyptic Motif

It’s time to start thinking about why it is so often used to create fear and hate as opposed to the opposite, and to start doing more to counteract that manipulation ...

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Boycott Indonesian Elections!

Several West Papuan activist groups have been calling for a boycott of tomorrow's elections in Indonesia. Indonesian police and military have actually threatened to shoot anyone calling for the boycott, forcing the ...

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A Void in Kuala Lumpur, the Death of Humanity

‘Holier Than Thou’ Prevailing attitudes towards the homeless , the vagabond, the beggar, the ostracized, are based on the view that government officials, officers of enforcement agencies and representativ ...

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An Ancient Abandoned Temple Hides A Mystery

No monks are there -- the cold wall stands oddly. / Where the pond shows fair, a dragonfly comes out and suns itself, / Where the monstrous tree makes a shade, a hummingbird flies out and around. / On ancient flagsto ...

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SBY’s Pacific Propaganda Tour

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would explain his policies on Papua during his visit to Fiji, where he will attend a meeting of Pacific Island leaders, some of whom have been critical of Jakarta’s handli ...

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City built by the broken

Bangkok, the metropolis built upon the broken shoulders of man, and yet, now the absence of humanity walks to the twisted lane and stalks the majesty of a city made from the tears of the poor. Life is cheap, or most ...

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#ThaiCoup Social Media Shutdown

The Facebook website has been blocked in Thailand on Wednesday afternoon. Social media users across the country have not been able to access the site since 3pm. ...

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Fight for Democracy, We Want Election

“As long as the country’s democracy is not safe. we will be here.” The words of Thailand’s Red Shirt leader, Jatuporn Prompan, who leads thousands of pro-government supporters and the United F ...

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A Call from ThaiSouth – The Voice of Desperation

The Call The cell phone rang, vibrated with urgency, awakening me from my nap. Past midnight, my hand on the device, eager to shut the noise. These past few nights, I’ve not been able to sleep well, for some re ...

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Memory loss, political strangulation as a messiah rampages again

She doesn’t know, he doesn’t remember, while another friend seems disinterested with my queries, and my persistence. While it was all passionate intelligent talk almost a month ago, now it’s simply ...

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Indonesian Border Incursions a Sign that West Papua is also a PNG Issue

Papua New Guinea’s opposition leader says the government has failed to address ongoing problems on the border with Indonesia. People living near the border are harassed by the Indonesians who block access to the P ...

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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Filep Karma

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Forkorus Yaboisembut

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Edison Waromi

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

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A Rohingya in Bangkok: Driven, Determined

Mohamed Saibal works with his colleague and friend by the busy roadside, both shy men are from one of the most oppressed community in the region. Saibal is a Rohingya, working in the heart of Thailand, patiently sell ...

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The realm spreads upon hardship, of sweet pain

Hardship, an ingredient necessary to uplift the intoxication of the urban illusion. She, aye the one who squats on the floor, is surrounded by the capitalist ignorance of the race for luxury; she remains forgotten an ...

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Historical speech by Vanuatu PM calls for UN action on West Papua

The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Moana Carcasses called for international action on West Papua at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Following on from his speech at the UN last September, Mr Carcasses f ...