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KNPB demonstrations in support of IPWP launch in The Netherlands
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KNPB demonstrations in support of IPWP launch in The Netherlands

Demonstrations organized by KNPB were held in Jayapura on April 2nd, and will be held again on April 5th to show support for the conference of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua (IPWP) to be held in th ...

Papua Calling Episode 1, 2012 – Muslims Call for Peace
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Papua Calling Episode 1, 2012 – Muslims Call for Peace

Ustad Adnan and Fadhal are part of a small minority of West Papuan Muslims. They argue that the problems in Papua don't just affect the predominantly Christian population. "Don't view the problems in Papua as Christi ...

Sebby Sambom: ‘Imprisonment will never silence Papuans’

Sebby Sambom: ‘Imprisonment will never silence Papuans’

A leading Papuan human rights activist has said that the Indonesian government will never be able to silence the Papuan struggle by putting Papuans behind bars. ...

March 19th: Protests in Papua & Australia demanding UN protection for Papuans

March 19th: Protests in Papua & Australia demanding UN protection for Papuans

“The Indonesian government brands us as separatists, and then hosts international fora to escalate support for what it says are ‘non-war military operations’ against us” ...

Injustice Reigns in West Papua: Jayapura 5 Found Guilty of Treason

Injustice Reigns in West Papua: Jayapura 5 Found Guilty of Treason

Hundreds of security forces are on the streets around Jaypura, West Papua, in a show of force as an Indonesian court found five Congress leaders guilty of Makar (treason), and sentenced the defendants each to three y ...

Federal Republic of West Papua is registered at the UN

Federal Republic of West Papua is registered at the UN

At the latest hearing of the trial of Forkorus Yaboisembut, Forkorus announced that the proclamation of the Federal Republic of West Papua had been registered with the UN Security Council in order to receive intern ...

Benny Wenda’s statement to International Parliamentarians for West Papua
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Benny Wenda’s statement to International Parliamentarians for West Papua

West Papuan independence leader gives video address to International Parliamentarians for West Papua event in Canberra, Australia, February 28. Wenda was unable to travel from the UK due to an Interpol red notice. ...

Forkorus: Independent Papua will come in a matter of days

Forkorus: Independent Papua will come in a matter of days

Jayapura: The trial of Forkorus Yaboisembut which is now under way in Jayapura has not lessened Papuan calls for Merdeka - independence. On the contrary, Forkorus is even saying that a free West Papua will come into ...

Jacob Rumbiak on Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism in West Papua & Australia
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Jacob Rumbiak on Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism in West Papua & Australia

Jacob Rumbiak, from the West Papua independence movement, outlined the continuing importance of indigenous resistance to colonialism both in Australia and in west Papua. ...

West Papua – Breaking the Media Blackout
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West Papua – Breaking the Media Blackout

50 years ago on the 1/12/61 West Papuans flew their flag for the first time in preparation for their independence from the Dutch. In 2011, despite ongoing repression, the Morning Star flag was once again flown across ...

Embracing and Breathing Activism

Embracing and Breathing Activism

From the earliest days to the present, activists have been deeply moved by beauty in all its forms: in music, language and art, in the innocence of children, in Nature, and in the bravery of the elderly. Beauty stirs ...

Interview with Tadius Yogi, Commander of TPN/OPM Paniai Region, West Papua
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Interview with Tadius Yogi, Commander of TPN/OPM Paniai Region, West Papua

Commander Tadius Yogi's (TPN / OPM Region Paniai) comments calling for the independence of West Papua from Indonesia. ...

Buchtar Tabuni: West Papuan People’s Struggle for Independence
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Buchtar Tabuni: West Papuan People’s Struggle for Independence

We are the owners of the land, we have the right to sit on this land, everyone must respect the person sitting on this land... ...

27 Villages Burned, 131 Relocated Overnight in Paniai, West Papua

27 Villages Burned, 131 Relocated Overnight in Paniai, West Papua

Thousands of people have reportedly fled in terror from a large area in Paniai, West Papua as a massive combined Police and military offensive attacked villages on December 13... ...

West Papua Media: Indonesian troops reportedly raze Paniai villages and attack by helicopter

West Papua Media: Indonesian troops reportedly raze Paniai villages and attack by helicopter

Urgent text messages have been received reporting an attack on Markas Eduda by Brimob and the TNI ...

The Third Papuan People’s Congress – by traverser11 & Nick Chesterfield
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The Third Papuan People’s Congress – by traverser11 & Nick Chesterfield

Excellent short documentary by traverser11 and Nick Chesterfield for West Papua Media covering the recent Third Papuan People's Congress in Abepura on October 19th. ...

Morning Star Flag Raising in Tingginambut, West Papua
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Morning Star Flag Raising in Tingginambut, West Papua

Morning Star Flag raising ceremony at Tingginambut in the highlands of West Papua on November 30th. ...

Jacob Rumbiak and West Papua Political Transition
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Jacob Rumbiak and West Papua Political Transition

West Papuans want to reiterate their demands that the only acceptable offering from Indonesia is self-determination leading to West Papua's complete independence from Indonesia ...

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. ...

Dutch MP Calls for Support of West Papua’s Independence Struggle

Dutch MP Calls for Support of West Papua’s Independence Struggle

The Dutch PVV and GroenLinks parties believe the Netherlands should support West Papua's struggle for independence from Indonesia ...