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Jennifer Robinson: The UN’s Chequered Record in West Papua

IN THE 1960S, WEST PAPUANS WERE SACRIFICED IN THE NAME OF COLD WAR POLITICS – AND THE UN DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. Thousands have taken part in rallies across West Papua and in Australia to mark the UN Secretary- ...

March 19th: Protests in Papua & Australia demanding UN protection for Papuans

“The Indonesian government brands us as separatists, and then hosts international fora to escalate support for what it says are ‘non-war military operations’ against us” ...

Freeport-McMoran Digs A Heap of Trouble in Indonesia

Mining giant Freeport-McMoRan dug up a heap of trouble in Indonesia’s most tenuous territory, and it won’t get better soon. Investors beware. Remote locations, labor unrest, violence—this is the ...

Copper and Gold: The Blood Diamonds of West Papua

By 1973, the mine was fully operational and production has continued to grow ever since, but the quality of life of the native West Papuans has not, lending weight to the guerilla separatist movement known as Organis ...

Dutch MP Calls for Support of West Papua’s Independence Struggle

The Dutch PVV and GroenLinks parties believe the Netherlands should support West Papua's struggle for independence from Indonesia ...

Lush Cosmetics Campaigns to End Genocide in West Papua

On November 19, 2011 Dutch people and Papuans in The Netherlands gathered to raise awareness for West Papua with Lush Cosmetics. Lush Cosmetics has launched the citizens ‘ initiative which we call on the Dutch ...

The Art of Turning Art into Money

During today’s financial crisis, art has been frequently cited as an advantageous alternative asset class. But do the millions of dollars that might buy you a Koons or a Picasso speak about the social and spir ...

Declaration of an Independent West Papua

The text of the DECLARATION OF AN INDEPENDENT WEST PAPUA which was read out by Forkorus Yaboisembut ...

Unclesam - Suara Merdeka
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Unclesam – Suara Merdeka

Another great track by Unclesam from the Netherlands. Video provided by Abrui on YouTube. Merdeka = Freedom. ...

The Betrayal of West Papua and the Ongoing Cultural Genocide Part 2/2

“Mr Speaker, in other words, it was our national policy to sacrifice the lives and future of some 800,000 West Papuan New Guineans to the Indonesian military in exchange, supposedly, for Sukarno and later Suhar ...

The Betrayal of West Papua and the Ongoing Cultural Genocide Part 1/2

‘The reality is grim…’ reads an newly de-classified cable to the Department of State, ‘Now there is no freedom of speech, no freedom of movement, and forceful oppression is the rule ’. ...

West Papua to Challenge Illegal Indonesian Occupation in UN Court

West Papua’s battle for independence is finally gaining momentum in the international community. ...

History of West Papua

from the UN Report on Netherlands New Guinea for the Year 1961 Presented to the Secretary General of the United Nations pursuant to Article 73(e) of the Charter Note: Netherlands New Guinea is now known as West Papua ...

Dutch to Explore New Guinea Area (NY Times Article March 1969)

Remote Section of Disputed Territory Will Be Object of Intensive Research UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 6 1969– The Netherlands has begun an ambitious scientific expedition into an unexplored area of Netherlands ...