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Indonesia Amps Up Campaign of Terror Against The People of West Papua

After almost 50 years of Indonesian rule, the reins of control are being pulled tighter than ever, with human rights groups saying the frequency and ferocity of abuse is on the rise. ...

US Anthropologist Sheds Light on Human Rights Abuses in West Papua

IN 1998, United States cultural anthropologist Dr Eben Kirksey, when he was a college exchange student, wit-nessed the massacre of more than 150 civilians by Indonesian troops in West Papua. Dr Kirksey will discuss t ...

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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 A ...

We Need The Truth On West Papua

The recent history of West Papua is a violent one. The Indigenous people of West Papua have been waiting a long time to have a say in their own political future. ...

Australian Minister’s Comments on Papuan Independence Show Disconnect

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr surprised many Indonesians with his latest statement that his country categorically rejected Papuan independence and that public opinion in Australia was “in support of Indo ...

Indonesian Police Torture Students After Brutal Police Attack on Papuan University

Scores beaten, arrested, tortured and injured in major raid by Indonesian Police, Army and allegedly Australian Funded counterterror unit Detachment 88 on Yakuhimo Dormitory at Cenderawasih University, Abepura. ...

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David Bridie’s Wantok Music Sing Sing at London 2012

The sound of West Papua freedom was brought to the people of London at the official pre-Olympic concert in Greenwich Park, London, July 21st 2012. ...

Jayapura mother and her 5 year old son arrested by Detachment 88

A Jayapura mother, Kristin Kogoya, and her 5 year old son, Lokpere Wene were arrested and detained by the Indonesian military and Police special anti-terrorist squad, Detachment 88, in Jayapura on Thursday ...

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Merdeka! The Struggle for Freedom in West Papua

Indigenous freedom fighters, isolated & outnumbered and with almost no weapons, wage a resistance struggle against a massive army and brutal police forces with US training & funding. ...

Indonesia colonial media in Papua exposed as “Fake Journalism”

Indonesian owned media outlets in Papua have long been identified with Indonesian intellgience and propaganda agctivities, with many outlets being directly owned by military officers for profit, and almost all media ...

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London 2012 & Rio Tinto – The Great Olympic Greenwash

London will soon play host to the 2012 Olympics, which organisers boast will be the most environmentally friendly ever. But with the metal for all the medals coming from one huge polluting hole in the ground in Utah, ...

Police Watchdog Warns Against Dispatch of Anti-Terror Unit to Papua

Indonesia Police Watch has cautioned the National Police against increasing the presence of its anti-terrorism unit in Papua, saying that move would instead worsen conflict in the restive province. ...

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West Papua: US and UN hidden secret

"The West" will lose its credibility if they fail to fulfill their international obligations for West Papua! Every country, every nation and every human being deserves equal rights!! ...

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Peter King, Ronny Kareni & Richard Di Natale discuss West Papua

Senator Richard Di Natale, Greens spokesperson for West Papua, joined SKY News on 18 June to discuss escalating violence and tensions in West Papua. ...

West Papua buries another national hero

Today Papuans mourned the loss of Mako Tabuni, deputy chairman of the KNPB (National Committee of West Papua). He joins Theys Eluay, Arnold Ap, Tom Wainggai, Kelly Kwalik and countless other Papuan freedom fighters ...

The Assassination of Mako Tabuni

The BBC is reporting that Mr Mako Tabuni one of Papua’s most vocal independence activists was shot dead on Thursday by troops from the Australian funded and trained Detachment 88 counter-terror troops. Detachm ...

Schapelle Corby vs Filep Karma

Unlike Schapelle Corby, who has her government on her side, Karma is convicted for treason. This means he is seen as an enemy by the Indonesian state. Being a political prisoner, Karma does not feature much in both A ...

300,000 Dead West Papuans: A Fair Price For Our Golems?

To most so called civilized people, the land is nothing more than a commodity, to be exploited and ultimately discarded in the name of Western ‘progress’ and greed. The human cost of progress is not only ...

More Aboriginal Tent Embassies Springing Up All Over Australia

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is legendary. Located beside the Old Parliament House in Canberra, the Embassy was established in 1972 in order to demand sovereignty for Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Over the ye ...

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 ...