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Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

This company is trying to divide the owners of the land and the villagers to create a conflict. Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream t ...

The Asmat: Cycle of Poverty and Malnutrition

The village of Tomor, where rivers weave like snakes through thick forest, is so remote that its 500 residents have no regular access to education and health services supplied by the government. Health officials said ...

We Will Not Be Silent

We Will Not Be Silent

“Until President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo delivers on his promises to address human rights abuses in Papua, expect apologies, not justice, for future police killings of Papuans.” – Human Rig ...

Engaged Anthropology Stuart Kirsch

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Our good friend, Stuart Kirsch, has a new book just published that is an absolute must read. This latest book, recently released by the University of California Press, deals with the nature of anthropology and its in ...

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Source: abc NEWS Indonesian police detained several hundred people Monday at protests around the country demanding independence for remote West Papua. Arrests were made in cities in Sulawesi, Java and Papua but demon ...

In The Rubble of the Divinities

In The Rubble of the Divinities

in the rubble of the divinities / & the humiliated poor / I am struggling after a song ...

Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science of the mining industry

Source: CBC Radio Cultural Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch spent decades working with native peoples living along the ok Tedi River, in Papua New Guinea, trying to oppose the social and environmental threats posed by an ...

The Release of Filep Karma and the Price of Freedom in Indonesia

In a surprising turn of events, West Papuan political prisoner, Filep Karma has been released from prison after serving 11 years of a 15 year sentence. ...

Filep Karma will only accept an unconditional release from prison

West Papuan political prisoner and freedom fighter, Filep Karma, has refused an offer of clemency from the Indonesian government because he was never guilty of a crime in the first place. ...

A Time for Hope in West Papua

In the wake of West Papua’s long awaited acceptance as a part of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the time is coming for the cries of the Papuan people to be heard. ...

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Daily Life in Wamena, West Papua

YouTuber Panagiotis Drakopoulos provides us with brief tour of daily life in Wamena, West Papua. ...

Raise the flag for West Papua

Despite cruel restrictions, every December 1st West Papuans gather to celebrate the day they were granted independence from the Dutch and risk their lives raising the Morning Star flag in remembrance. ...

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 ...

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The Road To Home: Documentary About West Papua Independence Leader Benny Wenda

Feature length documentary by Dancing Turtle Films about the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda. ...

Mining Capitalism Cover

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

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Boycott Indonesian Elections!

Several West Papuan activist groups have been calling for a boycott of tomorrow's elections in Indonesia. Indonesian police and military have actually threatened to shoot anyone calling for the boycott, forcing the ...

SBY’s Pacific Propaganda Tour

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would explain his policies on Papua during his visit to Fiji, where he will attend a meeting of Pacific Island leaders, some of whom have been critical of Jakarta’s handli ...

Indonesian Border Incursions a Sign that West Papua is also a PNG Issue

Papua New Guinea’s opposition leader says the government has failed to address ongoing problems on the border with Indonesia. People living near the border are harassed by the Indonesians who block access to the P ...

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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Filep Karma

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Forkorus Yaboisembut

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

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