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Land and Sea- Lake Eyre to West Papua

A short, poetic, and quite moving film expressing the solidarity of Melanesian peoples across national boundaries. Featuring Kevin Buzzacott, Jacob Rumbiak, Emily Wainggai and Ronny Kareni. ...

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Goodbye Indonesia: The West Papuan Struggle for Independence.

Because it is virtually impossible for foreign journalists to obtain official permission to visit the territory filmmaker Dom Rotheroe and fixer Sally Collister travelled in the guise of tourists. Filming discreetly, ...

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

It is likely that most US citizens who consider themselves informed about global events are aware of the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and East Timor, yet it’s likely that few people in the US are aware of the o ...

Information Instead of Arrows – Next Generation Activism in Papua

For decades, the struggle for West Papuan independence has been fought from the vast rainforests along the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). But there has been little progress, and now second gener ...

West Papuan Refugees Hope for PNG Citizenship

Between 1984 and 1986, more than 11,000 West Papuans fled east into PNG from the western, Indonesian half of New Guinea Island to escape political turmoil and economic discontent; the area’s longstanding seces ...

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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. ...

Lamberth Pekikir acknowledges the risks he is taking

Lamberth Pekikir, the general co-ordinator of the TPN/OPM who is now being hunted down by the military, has declared that he is prepared to accept the consequences of his actions, saying that he knows what the conseq ...

East Timor All Over Again In West Papua

As violence escalates in West Papua, one cannot help but recall East Timor and wonder how much worse it must get before Australia and the international community will act. Last month, East Timor celebrated 10 years o ...

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 ...

Namorong: Media Freedom Day Address

If we are to talk about media freedom, we are to talk about creating enabling mechanisms for the purposes of defending Our People and promoting and preserving Our Papua New Guinean Ways. What’s the point of ha ...

We Are A Nation Of Free Indigenous Nations

We Are A Nation Of Free Indigenous Nations

This Constitution produced a State that killed 15 000 Bougainvilleans, Destroyed the Fly River and is creating suffering amongst the Watut and Labu people of Morobe. Why defend a Constitution that has for 36 years FA ...

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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 ...

Occupy PNG Takes On Government (And Wins!)

In another example of the power of popular resistance, Papua New Guineans this week appear to have successfully stopped the government from delaying elections and implementing a controversial Judicial Conduct Law tha ...

Oil Palm workers exploited “New Black Birding Style”

Here in Papua New Guinea they promise that so called foreign investment will bring jobs. What they don't tell you is that BLACK PEOPLE will become slaves. What they don't tell you is that "BLACK BIRDERS" still exist. ...

West Papua: ‘It is as though there is a war here’

A local community leader in Keerom district has spoken out about the presence of many military posts in his area as well as along the border (between West Papua and PNG) ...

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- ...

Bougainvilleans dispense justice on Rabaul Shipping scum

Reports from Buka say that the Mv Solomon Queen has been set on fire and two other two Rabaul Shipping copra vessels have been cut loose and are now drifting out into the open sea. ...

The Lure Of Mining In PNG

Papua New Guinea has a new leader but the country’s relationship to mining remains complex. Locals who aren’t happy about the growth of the industry are left with few options. ...

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West Papua: Violence and oppression against musicians in forgotten conflict

With human rights observers and foreign media banned from working in West Papua, a ‘forgotten conflict’ of what some Papuans term ‘Indonesian occupation’ has been off the international radar ...

AUSAID’s neo-colonization agenda extends to “Sustainable Mining”

Those of us in Papua New Guinea who aren’t colonized by AUSAID Mining Consultants keep looking at the Watut disaster, the Fly River disaster, the Panguna disaster and laugh at the AUSAID’s bullshit abou ...