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Dialogue and Spin: Genocide on Australia’s doorstep, the West Papuan Story

July of 1969 was a big month. Whilst the ‘civilized’ world was focused on the deployment of three men to the moon, Indonesia was finalizing steps to wrest control of the territory of West Papua from the United Na ...

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The War on Terror and Democracy’s Faustian Bargain

Unfortunately for Western democracy, Mephistopheles and his minions have finally grasped what is important in the 21st Century – national security, border control and injustice. These are what the denizens of the W ...

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Freeport is a symbol of everything that is wrong with Papua

The Indonesian Government is now renegotiating all mineral and coal mining contracts in the country. The key issues being negotiated include the size of mining operations, government revenues and royalties, contract ...

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West Papua- The Guernica of the 21st Century (sans outrage)

Similar to the blockade of Republican controlled areas of Spain by the fascists during the Spanish Civil War, the Javanese are economically, politically and culturally blockading the West Papuans and for much the sam ...

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The Assassination of Mako Tabuni

The BBC is reporting that Mr Mako Tabuni one of Papua’s most vocal independence activists was shot dead on Thursday by troops from the Australian funded and trained Detachment 88 counter-terror troops. Detachment 8 ...

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300,000 Dead West Papuans: A Fair Price For Our Golems?

To most so called civilized people, the land is nothing more than a commodity, to be exploited and ultimately discarded in the name of Western ‘progress’ and greed. The human cost of progress is not only born by ...

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Portia’s Lament: Western greed and the death of the indigenous cultures of West Papua

The truth is that everyone benefits from the exploitation of West Papua’s natural resources except the West Papuan’s themselves! The devastation wrought by mining and other resource extraction industries (such as ...

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The Jayapura Five: Our Choices and Actions Do Affect the Lives of Others

The actions of one country can seriously influence lives elsewhere. West Papua is a case in point, a seemingly small and remote area of the world, but nonetheless home to 245 different tribal peoples, each with their ...

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Am I not a man and a brother: A campaign for someone else’s rights

What developed from that faithful meeting held on May 22, 1787 was one of the most ambitious and brilliantly organised citizens’ campaigns of all times. A grassroot social movement, in many ways a viral camp ...

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West Papua and the vote of no choice!

“We have gone beyond individual and family egoism, and we are beyond the borders of national egoism. The day will come when these things I’m talking to you about have to be the prevailing feeling in every human f ...

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What is actually the root of the problem in Papua?

For the life of me I fail to see why indigenous people would want to swap age old and successful cultures for an economic system that can devise industrial scale murder as an acceptable means of economic and ‘cultu ...

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Indonesia and Australia: The Illegitimate States of the Asia Pacific Region

The notion of self-determination as a universal principle, whether viewed through a political, moral, or legal lens, has been and continues to be imprecise and in dire need of further clarification. U.S. president Wo ...

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Anti-Aboriginal racism in Australia has no bounds – NT Intervention extended by ten years

“In the days of self-determination, senior elders of every community were asked what we wanted to do, they would ask for our ideas. Now they just come and tell us “This is it! Non-negotiable.” Only community em ...

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Rio Tinto: juggernaut of cultural fascism and participant in slow-motion genocide

A rough translation of Rio Tinto from Spanish into English is Red River. Spain’s Rio Tinto is characterized by deep red water that is highly acidic (pH 1.7—2.5) and rich in heavy metals. Over 5000 years of mining ...

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You can’t preach the moral high ground and walk in the gutter: Australia and West Papua

If Australia wants to continue being the Deputy Sheriff of the Pacific (albeit with a rusty badge), it has to dispense justice without fear or favour... ...

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Australia’s gutless approach to the genocide in Papua

"It is in the interest of the Indonesian military and therefore in Australia’s commercial interests to provoke and prolong conflict in West Papua as well as other areas in the Indonesian archipelago." ...

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