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Rap Against Dictatorship – ประเทศกูมี

Rap Against Dictatorship – ประเทศกูมี

“Polarizing the people is the authoritarian’s ultimate weapon. When this happens, the people’s power will be take away.”   Song : ประเทศกูมี Rap Against Dictatorship A ...

I am not a thief

I am not a thief

That’s what Malaysia’s former prime minister had to say after facing 25 additional corruption charges in court. Prosecutors accuse Najib Razak of illegally transferring hundreds of millions of dollars fro ...

Misery Waiting at the Bottom

Misery Waiting at the Bottom

Public agencies and government systems have grown increasingly rigid, often swollen with bureaucracy and stifling with corruption. The poor and marginalised communities continue to live in a pitiful existence – ...

Police Violence: Chronology of the Case of Andinus Karoba

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 ...

EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations
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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 ...

Thuggery haunts all levels of Indonesian society

Thuggery haunts all levels of Indonesian society

Thuggery haunts all levels of Indonesian society. Thuggery, or “premanisme,” flourishes because of weak leadership, lax security and poor law enforcement. And the country now is witnessing thuggery at an alarming ...

Indonesian Police’s Pot of Gold in Papua

Indonesian Police’s Pot of Gold in Papua

Back in the New Order days, soldiers were often used to enforce land grabs by former president Suharto's grasping family members and his circle of business cronies across many parts of the country. The police and the ...

Alkinemokiye – From Struggle Dawns New Hope
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Alkinemokiye – From Struggle Dawns New Hope

September 15, 2011. 8,000 of the 22,000 Freeport Indonesia workers went on strike, demanding a wage increase from US$ 3.5 to US$ 7.5 an hour. ...

Vietnam farmer a hero after shootout with police

Vietnam farmer a hero after shootout with police

Instead of drawing public condemnation, last month’s rare violence by fish farmers trying to hold onto leased land in the northern port city of Hai Phong has made a national hero of family ringleader Doan Van Vuon ...

Amungme leader warns Freeport it could be closed down

Amungme leader warns Freeport it could be closed down

In view of the fact that there has been no response from Freeport -Indonesia or Freeport McMoran, ‘I, Anthonius Alomang, as executive-director of Lemasa, the Association of Amungme tribal people, herewith warn Free ...

PNG Abuses West Papuan Refugees – Indonesia’s Proxy War Corrupts Customs

PNG Abuses West Papuan Refugees – Indonesia’s Proxy War Corrupts Customs

Procedural failures and financial exploitation of the vulnerable and traumatized refugees have transformed a simple misunderstanding into a major miscarriage of justice. ...

Indonesian Corruption Watch to Report Freeport to US Dept of Justice

Indonesian Corruption Watch to Report Freeport to US Dept of Justice

Anti-graft organization Indonesian Corruption Watch will report the subsidiary of US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan to the US Department of Justice next month for involvement in a bribery case. ...

Calls for neutral probe into West Papua mine deaths
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Calls for neutral probe into West Papua mine deaths

A series of unsolved murders on the private property of one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines has left nine people dead since September. ...

Papua Welfare Gap: ‘Implement Otsus consistently’

Papua Welfare Gap: ‘Implement Otsus consistently’

The this welfare gap between the natives and non-natives has been getting wider even though the central government had applied the special autonomy (Otsus) with billions budgeted in order to increase welfare for the ...

Amnesty International: Continuing Violations of Human Rights in Indonesia

Amnesty International: Continuing Violations of Human Rights in Indonesia

In its annual report for 2011, released in May, Amnesty International issued a broad condemnation regarding the performance of Indonesian security forces and of the Indonesian judicial system, singling out for partic ...

Georgia: Thousands Rally Calling for President Saakashvili to Step Down

Georgia: Thousands Rally Calling for President Saakashvili to Step Down

Thousands of demonstrators rallied in the ex-Soviet state of Georgia calling for President Mikhail Saakashvili to resign. ...

Indonesia Embezzled $2.2 Billion of “Special Autonomy” Funds from West Papua

Indonesia Embezzled $2.2 Billion of “Special Autonomy” Funds from West Papua

Papuans have long complained that most of those funds have been siphoned off by civilian and military bureaucrats with little money left for improving the plight of Papuans. ...

FCX Heavyweight Smackdown of West Papua

FCX Heavyweight Smackdown of West Papua

The people who are living in desperate fear amongst the barren, desecrated rainforest and mountains of the Freeport mining facility, are struggling to retain their human identity in our modern, global culture that tr ...

Who Really Needs Nuclear Power? Big Business, That’s Who!

Who Really Needs Nuclear Power? Big Business, That’s Who!

AKR recently learned Mitsubishi was the driving force behind building the Fukushima power plant, and that they had been warned its safety “could not be guaranteed” in the event of a natural disaster. Most ...