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Saffron Revolution activist U Gambira sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

#FreeGambira #‎FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners‬ On Tuesday April 24th, Nyi Nyi Lwin (aka U Gambira), former Buddhist monk and leader of the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar in 2007, was handed a sentence of six months wit ...


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 ...

Potential Refugee

Cambodia: Aren’t We All Potential Refugees

Last week, there was finally some small measure of justice for the 2 million people killed by the Khmer Rouge and for the entire nation of Cambodia. For the first time, 2 top leaders of that vicious regime were held ...


Collection of disturbing protest footage from Ukraine

Incredible video footage from the midst of the violently escalating protests in Kyiv over the past week ...


Mi’kmaq resist brutal police crackdown on fracking blockade

In case you hadn't already heard, on October 17th RCMP officers violently descended on a blockade led by the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society in New Brunswick, Canada. The blockade was was preventing Houston-based SWN Reso ...



What makes you the collection of concepts that you imagine you are? All of our perception and experience are only a series of electrical impulses that form thoughts, impressions and memories. In reality, the univer ...


MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

A coalition of organisations has requested the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commission to take action under its Early Warning and Urgent Action procedures to address the dire situation bei ...


Over 8,000 Men Disappeared in Kashmir Since 1989

Kashmir women protest, demanding information and responsibility for missing husbands and children, who were disappeared by rebels or by the Indian security forces and presumably killed. ...


KNPB activists sing for freedom from behind bars in West Papua

We are KNPB activist in Timika, West Papua. Indonesia Police jailed us with no reason. Indonesian police jailed Romario Yatipai, Steven Itlay, Yakonias Womsiwor, Paulus Marsyom, Alfred Marsyom and Yanto Awerkion sinc ...


Song From Rohingya @Menara

Song From Rohingya @Menara | 22 January 2013 Ziarah Saudara Rohingya @Menara ...


Tibet: Situation Critical

Tibet Situation : Critical - Full Documentary by Jason Lansdell, is an extensive look at the current situation in Tibet and for Tibetans in exile. It covers the history of Tibet, before and after the Chinese invasion ...


EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations

A video of illegal logging operations in the ecologically outstanding Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua has today been released by environmentalists following the arrest of rogue Indonesian cop-turned-smuggler Labora ...


Inside Burma: The Hidden Genocide

Video on the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar and violence against Muslims in general. Created by International Business Times, UK ...


Richard Di Natale grills Foreign Minister on human rights in West Papua

Senator Richard Di Natale questions Foreign Minister Bob Carr about allegations of ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua. ...


Germany Approves Tank Sale to Indonesia: Industry Source

The German government has approved the sale to Indonesia of about 100 used Leopard 2 tanks and 50 armored personnel carriers but has put off a decision on a tank sale to Saudi Arabia, a defense source said on Friday. ...


Beat Making Lab in the DR Congo

Beat Making Lab is a new PBS Digital Studios series featuring young musicians from around the world. In Ep. 1 Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid collaborate with youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo at ...


This Became My God

There are words inside her, waiting to be born. - Words and images by Dionne Hartnett (gogoloopie) ...


New Report Exposes Myth of ‘No Political Prisoners’ in Indonesia

A new report by UK-based NGO, TAPOL, forcefully challenges the Indonesian government’s repeated assertion that the country has ‘no political prisoners.’ There were at least 210 political arrests in West Papua d ...


Chevron to Expand to West Papua

US-based Chevron, the leading crude oil producer in Indonesia, is set to spread its wings to the eastern part of the country after wrapping up a seismic survey of two exploration blocks in West Papua. The firm’s pr ...


West Papua’s Uncertain Future

We are always told how primitive the Papuan people are; that we are the nobles in fine clothes while they are the koteka-wearing savages. We know that God created one of the most-stunning paradises on earth there, wh ...

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