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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 ...

Jeanne sous la Pluie (Joan in the rain)

This video was made for the 600th birthday of Joan of Arc, Domremy, France and was on exhibit at the museum until the end of 2012. It is a tribute to Joan of Arc and to Cinema. ...

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. ...

Iraq- Ten Years After

It is difficult to discern which is the most despicable, the corrupt Bush regime, the presstitutes that enabled it, or the corrupt Obama regime that refuses to prosecute the Bush regime for its unambiguous war crimes ...

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Defending West Papuan Activism

Jennifer Robinson: "it’s very well known in the history of West Papua that those who dare to stand up and lead their people and to speak out against Indonesian oppression have either been killed, people like Arnold ...

Sharp Increase in International Concern About Human Rights in West Papua

Indonesia's human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Concerns about human rights in Papua increased sharply since the last review in 2008, with a significant number of m ...

Indonesia must attend to the health of imprisoned Jayapura 5

Indonesia has been urged to pay close attention to the health and well-being of Forkorus and his colleagues who are now being held in Abepura Prison and to make sure that their conditions are being regularly monitore ...

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West Papua – 3 Documentaries by Damien Faure

For more than 40 years, the Indonesian government has been conducting an aggressive colonialization policy against the Papua population of Western New Guinea (formerly Irian Jaya) marked by intense violence. Despite ...

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Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold 2012

Rio Tinto is bad news for many communities around the world. Its operations have failed to provide adequate protection of public health, the environment, workers and human rights. It is a scandal that it should be pr ...

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 ...

New Werner Herzog Film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

Werner Herzog’s new film, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” examines some of the first traces of human culture. ...

Sylvaine Vaucher

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United States, England and France Bomb Libya (112 Tomahawk Missiles)
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United States, England and France Bomb Libya (112 Tomahawk Missiles)

The first major attack of "Odyssey Dawn" came as 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles struck surface-to-air missiles, early warning sites, and key communication modes. It's the first step in enforcing a no-fly zone. ...

The So-Called West & The So-Called Arab World

“Any bombing of Libyan territory could provoke a large-scale conflict between the so-called West and the so-called Arab world,” said Vitaly Churkin, a Russian Parliamentary leader. ...

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UN on Libya: ‘By any means necessary’

Security Council resolution imposes a no-fly zone in Libya and calls for "all necessary measures" to protect civilians. Though it's not clear who will enforce this decision. ...

Cages and Sidewalks

"I'm not afraid of death, I fear for all eternity!" -Sylvaine Vaucher ...