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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing is about killers who have won, and the sort of society they have built. “There won’t be another documentary like THE ACT OF KILLING for 50 years” –Werner Herzog ...

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 ...

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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Irian Jaya: The Biak Massacre (video)

"We heard the forces coming up...in front of us there were six bodies, all with bullet wounds. There was blood everywhere." Secret videotape shows those walls peppered with bullets with personal belongings scattered ...

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Biak Massacre Eyewitness

This video, by a key eyewitness, offers more background for the Citizens Tribunal on Saturday. She talks about the initial moments of the assault, about how protestors were shot by troops from all sides, and the truc ...

Statement by Human Rights Lawyer on Papuan Self-Determination

Source: Tapol Statement by human rights lawyer, Yan Christian Warinussy: As a human rights activist in the Land of Papua who won an international award for human rights – the John Humphrey Freedom Award – ...

The Biak Massacre Citizens Tribunal

On July 6th, 1998, shortly after the anniversary of the West Papuan declaration of independence, a Massacre took place in the city of Biak, West Papua. To this day, none of those involved in the mass-murder have been ...

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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KNPB activists sing for freedom from behind bars in West Papua

We are KNPB activist in Timika, West Papua. Indonesia Police jailed us with no reason. Indonesian police jailed Romario Yatipai, Steven Itlay, Yakonias Womsiwor, Paulus Marsyom, Alfred Marsyom and Yanto Awerkion sinc ...

Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mr Yunupingu was an Aboriginal musician, songwriter and campaigner who fought many battles - most of which he won. As the frontman of Yothu Yindi, he pushed indigenous music beyond Australian borders and gained a glo ...

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EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations

A video of illegal logging operations in the ecologically outstanding Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua has today been released by environmentalists following the arrest of rogue Indonesian cop-turned-smuggler Labora ...

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. ...

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Richard Di Natale grills Foreign Minister on human rights in West Papua

Senator Richard Di Natale questions Foreign Minister Bob Carr about allegations of ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua. ...

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An interview with freedom fighter Benny Wenda in Oxford

An interview with Benny Wenda of the Free West Papua Campaign in Oxford, UK, on 18 May 2013. Topics included: TedX Sydney appearance, the opening of the Free West Papua Campaign Office in Oxford, Victor Yeimo, Human ...

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 ...

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. ...

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28 workers die in Freeport McMoran tunnel collapse

Video art about the devil Richard K. Adkerson and the Freeport-McMoran mining company. Freeport-McMoran owns the Grasberg mine in Timika, West Papua, the scene of a recent tunnel collapse killing 28 miners. ...

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. ...

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 ...