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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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A Time for Hope in West Papua

In the wake of West Papua’s long awaited acceptance as a part of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the time is coming for the cries of the Papuan people to be heard. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Benny Wenda’s Mission to Free West Papua

Benny Wenda’s campaign for West Papuan independence is embarrassing Britain and enraging Indonesia... For Wenda, it’s all been in the service of a single goal: independence for West Papua and an end to what he de ...

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Police Violence: Chronology of the Case of Andinus Karoba

Andinus Karoba was arrested for nothing and forced into a truck with his hands and legs in handcuffs. While driving to Polresta, Andinus was shot three times, twice in his leg, on his thigh and calf, and once in th ...

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PNG Gas Boom Not Benefiting Locals

A project run by ExxonMobil to supply China and Japan with liquefied gas for the next 30 years is changing life in Papua New Guinea with wildly inequitable results for local people. ...

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Deep Sea Mining − The Pacific Experiment

Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals Inc. has staked its reputation on bringing off the world's first deep sea mining (DSM) operation. The Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea has been marked out as the testing grou ...

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West Papuan cause getting new international support

New support for the West Papuan movement becoming member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the New Caledonian Kanak nationalist coalition FLNKS (already an MSG member) are the stro ...

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Another PNG Government Official Speaks Up About West Papua

The Papua New Guinea Health minister Michael Malabag, speaking as a private citizen, has said it is time PNG made a bold stand for the independence struggle of the mostly Melanesian indigenous people of the Indonesia ...

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PNG Takes Regional Lead In Supporting West Papua Freedom Campaign

Ordinary people in this part of the Pacific are painfully aware that the West Papuan people continue to live under the gun. It is the politicians in Melanesia who have been slow to take up the cause. But that may be ...

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Benny Wenda at the ‘Free West Papua’ Concert in Port Moresby, PNG

The West Papua struggle is a difficult one and what outcome will emerge in the years to come is still hard to see. A lot of thoughts crossed my mind on Wednesday night when I attended the Benny Wenda/Free West Papua ...

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PNG-made: The development of Melanesian law

The situation today is that most of the legal principles governing PNG have been borrowed from England and Australia. That is good to some extent but most of our problems are Melanesian in nature, so English common l ...

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West Papuan Leaders Apply For Melanesian Spearhead Group Membership

Officials from the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL) have submitted an application for Melanesian Spearhead Group membership at the organisation’s headquarters in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Dr John Onda ...

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Papua New Guinea Government Orders Urgent Military Deployment to Indonesian Border

Papua New Guinea’s cabinet has approved 2.5 million US dollars to deploy defence force soldiers to patrol and protect the border with Indonesia. President O’Neill ordered the Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato to iss ...

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Land and Sea- Lake Eyre to West Papua

A short, poetic, and quite moving film expressing the solidarity of Melanesian peoples across national boundaries. Featuring Kevin Buzzacott, Jacob Rumbiak, Emily Wainggai and Ronny Kareni. ...

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