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Harsh Indonesian Rule of Papuan Political Prisoners

Harsh Indonesian Rule of Papuan Political Prisoners

The Papuans Behind Bars website, which is supported by a range of human rights NGOs internationally as well as in Jakarta, displays the images and profiles of several of the at least 40 political detainees being held ...

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 ...

Rohingya: A Community in Exodus

Rohingya: A Community in Exodus

In our land, mothers and children are safe. And they haven’t heard of boat people. People in the Rohingya community in west Myanmar are denied citizenship where they live. Even though they’ve been born ...

West Papuan Independence Leader Blocked from NZ Parliament

West Papuan Independence Leader Blocked from NZ Parliament

West Papuan freedom fighter Benny Wenda is on his way to New Zealand, and while he’s spoken at parliaments around the world, he won’t be allowed to here. Benny Wenda will bring with him West Papua human ...

West Papuan Refugees Hope for PNG Citizenship

West Papuan Refugees Hope for PNG Citizenship

Between 1984 and 1986, more than 11,000 West Papuans fled east into PNG from the western, Indonesian half of New Guinea Island to escape political turmoil and economic discontent; the area’s longstanding seces ...

Obama + banksy = Obanksy

Obama + banksy = Obanksy

Obama + banksy = Obanksy ...

Right-Wing Ideology – An Addictive Degeneration of Rights

Right-Wing Ideology – An Addictive Degeneration of Rights

To many Thais living outside of the metropolis, the blazed elitist campaign proves to be a haunting prospect, the gnawing fear of returning to a time of unrest during the Coup of 2006. While as the urban poor communi ...

Dialogue and Spin: Genocide on Australia’s doorstep, the West Papuan Story

Dialogue and Spin: Genocide on Australia’s doorstep, the West Papuan Story

July of 1969 was a big month. Whilst the ‘civilized’ world was focused on the deployment of three men to the moon, Indonesia was finalizing steps to wrest control of the territory of West Papua from the ...

Sometimes It Hurts

Sometimes It Hurts

Sometimes it hurts. ...

Khalil Muhammad on Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past
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Khalil Muhammad on Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad dissected the contradictions between the American belief in equality and freedom and its actual treatment of its own citizens ...

Vanuatu: Strengthened Military Ties with Indonesia Spark Protests, Arrests

Vanuatu: Strengthened Military Ties with Indonesia Spark Protests, Arrests

Protestors say that the arrival of Indonesian officials and military personnel in the country is unacceptable given Vanuatu's longstanding support for West Papuan self-determination. Under a recently signed co-operat ...

Of Myths and Facts: Kashmir

Of Myths and Facts: Kashmir

Ultimately the truth of Kashmir will have to triumph; Kashmir will surely outlive this hate, divide and oppression. ...

NSK State News
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NSK State News

NSK State News for March 2012 with updates on upcoming events in Iceland and England, as well as retrospective coverage of the NSK Passport Office held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last month. ...

Thailand: Relief Work Made Dysfunctional By. . .

Thailand: Relief Work Made Dysfunctional By. . .

Politics. This single factor, raging uncontrollably, causes delay in supply deliveries, medicine left unreplenished, volunteers working in isolation, confusion among authorities and those in urgent need of help are u ...

Australia: Greens Concerned Over Escalation of Conflict in West Papua

Australia: Greens Concerned Over Escalation of Conflict in West Papua

What was a peaceful strike became violent when Indonesian police opened fire on the Freeport Mine workers. This conflict comes on the back of news that ten West Papuan activists were arrested by Indonesian authoritie ...

I Want More

I Want More

Collage art by Dawn Arsenaux ...

How To Create An Effective Political Flyer

How To Create An Effective Political Flyer

Steps to follow in order to put together an effective flyer that gets your message across, even on a tight budget. ...

War, Displaced & detras del Hoy

War, Displaced & detras del Hoy

Her work reflects a strong presence of social problems like poverty and war, ethnic differences and migration. ...