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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 ...

Remembering Tak Bai

Remembering Tak Bai

Thai Muslim students from Ramkhamhaeng University conducted a gathering, discussion and demonstration for justice on October 23 in Bangkok. Young people gathered in the evening to remember the Tak Bai tragedy. What H ...

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

PerMAS lodged a formal appeal to the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok yesterday. The Federation of Patani Students and Youth (Persekutuan Mahasiswa Anak Muda dan Siswa Patani) is seeking for the government of Malaysia to ...

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

Mines of Monywa- what are the limits of Burma’s reform?

Mines of Monywa- what are the limits of Burma’s reform?

Originally published on The Activist Over recent weeks, events around the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa have sent shockwaves through Burma’s fragile reform process. For months local people including Buddh ...

Tiananmen’s Ghosts Haunt China’s Future

Tiananmen’s Ghosts Haunt China’s Future

The 4 June 1989 massacre- commonly referred to as the ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’ though the bloodshed took place in the streets of Beijing rather than. the square itself- has long haunted the ruling Chi ...

Unconfirmed reports of imminent major security crackdown in West Papua

Unconfirmed reports of imminent major security crackdown in West Papua

Across West Papua, a series of remarkable and disturbing text messages has been circulating the claim that Indonesian security forces are preparing a major security assault across Papua in an operation that allegedly ...

West Papua – Behind the Batik Curtain

West Papua – Behind the Batik Curtain

As December 1st, West Papua's Independence Day, approaches, many are becoming concerned about the possibility of serious violence. ...

New Video Of Last Month’s Brutal Crackdown In West Papua
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New Video Of Last Month’s Brutal Crackdown In West Papua

Newly released footage detailing the violent crackdown of the 3rd Papuan People's Congress on October 19th. ...

Ai Weiwei’s Release– The Challenge for Activists

Ai Weiwei’s Release– The Challenge for Activists

The release of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, after more than two months in detention on trumped up charges of tax evasion, has been welcomed around the world. The most high profile victim of the CCP†...