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Controlled Chaos: The Art of Harriet Showman

I'd hate to have the sun dictate my life.... ‘invisible-i-am’ is a book in the form of a teenage girl’s journal, a personal testimony that illustrates, with piercing clarity and uncanny empathy, the destructive ...

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Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science of the mining industry

Source: CBC Radio Cultural Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch spent decades working with native peoples living along the ok Tedi River, in Papua New Guinea, trying to oppose the social and environmental threats posed by an ...

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Raise the flag for West Papua

Despite cruel restrictions, every December 1st West Papuans gather to celebrate the day they were granted independence from the Dutch and risk their lives raising the Morning Star flag in remembrance. ...

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Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

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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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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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Indonesian military gears up for oppression in West Papua

The Indonesian military has big plans and has made some big purchases. They have just acquired 8 units of AH-64 Apache combat helicopters as well as a number of submarines. Will they end be used for defense or to s ...

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Yan Christian Warinussy: statement on draft autonomy law for West Papua

The provincial administration of West Papua is at present discussing the draft of a law for the Land of Papua which would be 'identical' with Law 21/2001 on Special Autonomy for the province of Papua. ...

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Freedom Flotilla holds sacred ceremony off the coast of West Papua

The Indonesian authorities turned away the West Papua Freedom Flotilla today, refusing to allow them to land in Merauke, West Papua. The flotilla activists explicitly informed authorities that they were unarmed and ...

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Fear of “catastrophic violence” against Myanmar Muslims

The attitudes behind the deadly and systematic violence against Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar could, if left unchecked, lead to “mass atrocities,” Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said in a report r ...

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The fearless Freedom Flotilla sails for occupied West Papua

On August 17th, a group of heroic activists set sail from Cairns, Australia, bound for West Papua in the Freedom Flotilla. Their mission is land on West Papuan soil and use their journey to draw attention to the hum ...

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Despite police bans, a day of peaceful resistance in West Papua

Today marked the 51st anniversary of the signing of the devastating New York Agreement (1962). This treaty gave Indonesia permission to take complete control of West Papua, having already occupied parts of it. Poli ...

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Police ban West Papuan rally, crack down on gatherings

A number of peaceful protests and cultural parades, planned to protest the signing of the New York Agreement on the 15 August 1962 have been banned by the police in West Papua. The peaceful protests co-ordinated by t ...

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Indonesian police shoot dead a Papuan youth with mental disorder

We are very sorry to report the murder of West Papuan youth, Irwan Wenda (27) who suffered from a mental nervous disorder, by 5 members of the Indonesian police in Wamena yesterday at 10:30. Over 500,000 innocent Wes ...

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Greenpeace calls for halt in the granting of deep seabed mining licences

Environmental organisation Greenpeace International has called for a suspension in the granting of deep seabed mining licences. A new report from the organisation has found that deep seabed mining could have a seriou ...

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Başlangiç (The Beginning)- Istanbul Rising #occupygezi

What began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry at plans to develop it into a shopping centre, quickly developed into nationwide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip E ...

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Irian Jaya: The Biak Massacre (video)

"We heard the forces coming up...in front of us there were six bodies, all with bullet wounds. There was blood everywhere." Secret videotape shows those walls peppered with bullets with personal belongings scattered ...

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Biak Massacre Eyewitness

This video, by a key eyewitness, offers more background for the Citizens Tribunal on Saturday. She talks about the initial moments of the assault, about how protestors were shot by troops from all sides, and the truc ...

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