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Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mr Yunupingu was an Aboriginal musician, songwriter and campaigner who fought many battles - most of which he won. As the frontman of Yothu Yindi, he pushed indigenous music beyond Australian borders and gained a glo ...

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. ...

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

More Killings in West Papua by Australian-Backed Anti-Terror Police

Violence has again broken out in Indonesia’s troubled province of West Papua, with the Australian-supported counter-terrorism police squad Densus 88 leading the attack. ...

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 ...

100th Self-Immolation Reported Inside Tibet

100th Self-Immolation Reported Inside Tibet

A former Tibetan Buddhist monk protested Chinese rule by killing himself through self-immolation this month, becoming the 100th person to do so inside Chinese-governed Tibet since 2009. ...

Freeport-McMoran Protest in Phoenix on December 14th
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Freeport-McMoran Protest in Phoenix on December 14th

Environmental and humanrights groups protest outside the headquarters of Freeport McMoRan in Phoenix AZ. Protest groups included Occupy Phoenix, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and the Sierra Club. ...

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 ...

Arrest of Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell during State Visit of Indonesian President Yudhoyono
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Arrest of Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell during State Visit of Indonesian President Yudhoyono

Human Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell joined the Free West Papua movement to protest against the state visit of the Indonesian President Yudhoyono in London. Peter finds it a disgrace that the Royal Family and Prime ...

Indonesian police open fire on KNPB demonstration, West Papua
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Indonesian police open fire on KNPB demonstration, West Papua

Indonesian TV news channel footage of police shooting into the KNPB demonstration on 23rd October 2012 in West Papua ...

Pussy Riot- Punked Russia
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Pussy Riot- Punked Russia

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot made headlines worldwide and helped to galvanise a growing wave of discontent across Russia. Now, despite an increasingly harsh crackdown, protesters are refusing to be silenced. ...

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. ...

Police van slams into protestor at NATO protests
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Police van slams into protestor at NATO protests

Chicago Police van number 6751 drove into a crowd of demonstrators, accelerated as it passed through the crowd, striking several people and pushing one protester down the street for some distance. ...

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 ...

Police brutally beat woman at Nabire, West Papua, protests

Police brutally beat woman at Nabire, West Papua, protests

Selvina Muyapa was hit in the face by the Indonesian Army/Police, causing her to bleed heavily, during a demonstration where the people were opposing measures imposed by the Indonesian Government on Papua. ...

The Assault on Occupy Dataran

The Assault on Occupy Dataran

The right to assemble is an illusion, a battering of the senses for many, but those who conform to the demands of the Government and the elites are merely those who shroud themselves in apathy. ...

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 ...

The Jayapura Five face life in prison in West Papua

The Jayapura Five face life in prison in West Papua

FIVE Papuan independence activists are facing life in prison, with their trial getting underway in Jayapura, Papua, on Wednesday, February 8. ...

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 ...

Remarkable Media Silence On Congo Protests

Remarkable Media Silence On Congo Protests

There was a massive police operation in central london to control a passionate but mainly peaceful protest by up to 1000 congolese people which began in whitehall, spreading to trafalgar square, and with further brea ...

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. ...