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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 ...

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 ...

Arming Indonesia: U.S. to sell Apache helicopters

In a first-of-its-kind deal worth about $500 million, the United States has agreed to sell eight new Apache AH-64E attack helicopters and Longbow radars to Indonesia. “Providing Indonesia these world-class helicopt ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Australia Donates Military Planes to Indonesia

Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Australian Ambassador Greg Moriarty signed a deal on military planes donation as Australia plans to send four Hercules C-130 to Indonesia. ...

Cambodia: Sweat and Tears of Human Perseverance

The people of Phnom Penh, nowadays and those fortunately to go through university, will toil to secure jobs. They work in the city, keeping their heads above the increasing cost of living. Despite the economical conf ...

Ban on Papua Magazine, Attempt to Block the Press?

The Press Council says the ban on the first edition of Papua’s Pelita Magazine is considered as an attempt to block the press. Fidelis Jeminta, chief editor of Pelita Papua, said this was ordinary news with no larg ...

US Pledges to Step Up Military Ties With Indonesia

The United States will step up its military cooperation with Indonesia, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Singapore on Friday after meeting his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro. ...

Indonesian Gov’t Tells Freeport to Suspend Papua Mine Production

Operations at a US-owned mine in Indonesia have been suspended after the government ordered a halt to production following a tunnel collapse which killed 28 workers. The All Indonesian Workers Union says workers will ...

Papuan Political Prisoners Reject Indo Government’s Amnesty Offer

The bid by the Indonesian Government to grant amnesty for some political prisoners in Papua was rejected by political prisoners at Abepura penitentiary. ...

Wave of Protests Signals Fundamental Shift in Malaysian Society

The present wave of protests seem to suggest a fundamental shift in Malaysian society today – there is a collective change of mood, away from passive and subservient acceptance of an authoritarian political order t ...

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. ...

Papuan Activist Tortured by Indonesian Police Until Arm Broken

“There has been massive persecution against KNBP activists. This is extremely excessive, some others are still detained at Papua Police Regional Command, and Giban has suffered a broken arm and must be treated at A ...

KNPB Rally Forcibly Broken up by Police – Yeimo Arrested

Indonesian police in Jayapura have violently dispersed a pro-independence rally being held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB). KNPB leader Victor Yeimo was arrested along with media worker Marthen Manggaprou ...

Public Servants Bearing Witness Vol. 4

Public Servants Bearing Witness Vol. 4

Public Servants BEARING WITNESS serves as a supplement to mainstream news’ output. P.S. BEARING WITNESS was created to help maintain an informed public by covering the major international stories mainstream media h ...

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

Violence has again broken out in Indonesia’s troubled province of West Papua, with the Australian-supported counter-terrorism police squad Densus 88 leading the attack. ...

Anonymous Rallies Around Rohingya, Prepares for Online Operation

Worried that ethnic cleansing may take place without international attention, Anonymous is preparing an operation in support of Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingya ethnic group, possibly targeting government officia ...