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Filep Karma will only accept an unconditional release from prison

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. ...

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

Historical speech by Vanuatu PM calls for UN action on West Papua
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Historical speech by Vanuatu PM calls for UN action on West Papua

The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Moana Carcasses called for international action on West Papua at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Following on from his speech at the UN last September, Mr Carcasses f ...

Is This What Democracy Looks Like in Indonesia?

Is This What Democracy Looks Like in Indonesia?

Despite the glaring human rights concerns Indonesia is emerging onto the world stage with ferocity, but increased exposure leads to greater scrutiny and with each gross injustice inflicted upon the people of West Pap ...

Benny Wenda’s Mission to Free West Papua

Benny Wenda’s Mission to Free West Papua

Benny Wenda’s campaign for West Papuan independence is embarrassing Britain and enraging Indonesia... For Wenda, it’s all been in the service of a single goal: independence for West Papua and an end to what he de ...

West Papuan cause getting new international support

West Papuan cause getting new international support

New support for the West Papuan movement becoming member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the New Caledonian Kanak nationalist coalition FLNKS (already an MSG member) are the stro ...

Another PNG Government Official Speaks Up About West Papua

Another PNG Government Official Speaks Up About West Papua

The Papua New Guinea Health minister Michael Malabag, speaking as a private citizen, has said it is time PNG made a bold stand for the independence struggle of the mostly Melanesian indigenous people of the Indonesia ...

PNG Takes Regional Lead In Supporting West Papua Freedom Campaign

PNG Takes Regional Lead In Supporting West Papua Freedom Campaign

Ordinary people in this part of the Pacific are painfully aware that the West Papuan people continue to live under the gun. It is the politicians in Melanesia who have been slow to take up the cause. But that may be ...

Benny Wenda at the ‘Free West Papua’ Concert in Port Moresby, PNG

Benny Wenda at the ‘Free West Papua’ Concert in Port Moresby, PNG

The West Papua struggle is a difficult one and what outcome will emerge in the years to come is still hard to see. A lot of thoughts crossed my mind on Wednesday night when I attended the Benny Wenda/Free West Papua ...

West Papua: Indonesia Uses Soldier Deaths to Escalate Conflict

West Papua: Indonesia Uses Soldier Deaths to Escalate Conflict

Eight Indonesian soldiers were killed on February 21 in West Papua. The attacks were claimed by the armed wing of the Free Papua Movement (TPN-OPM). The attacks came after a series of violent crackdowns by Indonesian ...

A Music Video Tribute for Assassinated Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik
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A Music Video Tribute for Assassinated Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik

Kelly Kwalik was a West Papuan freedom fighter. He was assassinated by Indonesian police on December 16th, 2009. He waged a resistance movement from the jungles against the Indonesian military and American mining gia ...

West Papua: Remembering 51 years of oppression

West Papua: Remembering 51 years of oppression

Dusk is falling across Melbourne and West Papua, but not over the dreams of the Papuan people. Today, remembering 51 years of oppression having been denied the right to self-determination, the West Papuan people gath ...

Rebels of the Forgotten World
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Rebels of the Forgotten World

REBELS OF THE FORGOTTEN WORLD offers the first ever insight into the West Papuan independence struggle against the Indonesian Army, which occupied the Western part of New Guinea in 1963. ...

Inevitable Destiny of the Bastard Child of Civilization

Inevitable Destiny of the Bastard Child of Civilization

AK Rockefeller, reduces the fear of being alone, produces a vigor of solidarity, particularly when one faces the shadow of the approaching might of the Institution. We discard the veils, we stand tall or crouch in p ...

Interview with the late Mako Tabuni, KNPB Chairman
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Interview with the late Mako Tabuni, KNPB Chairman

Mako Tabuni, Chairman of West Papua National Committee talking about position KNPB, and root of conflict in west Papua. He said the best solution for Papua people is referendum. ...

Benny Wenda at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2012
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Benny Wenda at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2012

West Papuan tribal leader and human rights advocate Benny Wenda exposes the ongoing colonial occupation of his homeland by the Indonesian government. ...

An appeal for Filep Karma’s freedom, from his daughter
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An appeal for Filep Karma’s freedom, from his daughter

Former civil servant Filep Karma is currently serving 15 years in prison after taking part in an annual ceremony at which a Papuan independence flag was raised. He was charged and convicted of rebellion on 26 May 200 ...

Violence reinforces West Papua’s independence aspirations

Violence reinforces West Papua’s independence aspirations

Jayapura: A number of acts of violence have occurred in Papua, but none of these incidents have been investigated. which creates the impression that the Indonesian government it simply not interested, while these inc ...

Socratez: “The Indonesian Government Occupies, Colonises and Marginalises Indigenous Papuans”

Socratez: “The Indonesian Government Occupies, Colonises and Marginalises Indigenous Papuans”

Special Autonomy is a political solution or a political bargaining between the peoples of Papua and Indonesia, in order that Papuans remain in Indonesia with a guarantee to protect the people of Papua, the empowermen ...

Conference of International Lawyers for West Papua in Den Haag

Conference of International Lawyers for West Papua in Den Haag

April 5th, 2012, after 51 years, the West Papuan people reclaim their right to self-determination by re-installing a New Guinea Council in West Papua. ...