COP26 Can Learn From West Papua’s Green Resistance

By Chris Saltmarsh, Tribune Magazine. -

The Indonesian state has dominated West Papua with military force since 1962. West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea, situated immediately north of Australia. The Netherlands [...]

West Papua: Violence Continues; Calls To Release Political Prisoners Strengthen

Large scale protests were held in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia at a time of heightened violence between government forces and pro-independence insurgents. On Friday, May 21, protests were [...]

Provisional Government Of West Papua Won’t Bow Down To Jakarta

By Benny Wenda, ULMWP.org. -

Today, we announce the formation of our Provisional Government of West Papua. We are ready to take over our territory,  and we will no longer bow down to Jakarta’s illegal martial rule. From [...]

George Floyd’s Death Inspires An Unlikely Movement In Indonesia

By David Pierson, The LA Times. -

In the past month, social media have been awash with the #Papuanlivesmatter hashtag, which has attracted backing from actors, artists and many of Indonesia’s progressive youth. University student [...]

How The World Failed West Papua In Its Campaign For Independence

By Emma Kluge, Theconversation.com -

Activism and protests marked West Papua’s 50th anniversary last year of the so-called Act of Free Choice, which formalised Indonesia’s control over the territory, with the region’s people once [...]

Human Rights And Conflict Escalation In West Papua

By Staff, Humanrightspapua.org -

Throughout 2017 to 2019 West Papua1 continued to be the hot spot of human rights violations and conflict in Indonesia. The patterns of human rights violations strongly differ from other regions [...]

The Demise Of U.S. Hegemony: Analysis Of A Revolutionary Heat Wave In Haiti, West Papua, Mexico And Beyond

A massive revolutionary heat wave has swept the globe this summer, as militants have risen up with the intent to overthrow their colonial and imperialist foes. In the face of gruesome and [...]

Several Reasons Why West Papua Should Get Its Freedom: Immediately!

By Andre Vltchek, Dissidentvoice.org -

But what really is happening in West Papua? Of course, foreign journalists are banned from entering and reporting freely from there. Only official Indonesian journalists, basically lackeys of the [...]

West Papuan Protesters Call For Self-Determination In Mass Rallies

By Staff, Freewestpapua.org -

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in highland areas of West Papua, one week after violent demonstrations flared across Indonesia’s easternmost provinces, leaving one dead and [...]

Papua: How Indonesian President Jokowi Is Trying – And Failing – To Win Hearts And Minds

By Arie Ruhyanto, Theconversation.com -

Almost every December, the Indonesian region of Papua makes headlines both nationally and further afield. In 2018, following the arrest of hundreds of Papuans commemorating the region’s [...]

80 Arrested In Protests For Occupied West Papua Independence

By Free West Papua. -

West Papua - Arrests took place on September 3 as people around the country gathered to hold peaceful rallies to support the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting, which is currently underway on [...]

Please Help Us To Get Yanto Out Of Jail

By Staff, freewestpapua.org -

On the 31st May 2017, as hundreds of people in Timika were gathered peacefully to hold a prayer and thanksgiving ceremony for the thousands of signatures in the Bomberay region of West Papua, [...]

West Papua Flag Day: Country That Doesn’t Exist

By Chantal Da Silva, independent.co.uk -

By Chantal Da Silva for Independent - ‘The whole essence of our humanity is being reduced to nothing’ Free West Papua campaign leader Benny Wenda said. In West Papua, simply raising the Morning [...]

West Papuan Civilians In Danger Amid Indonesian Military Attacks

By Staff, freewestpapua.org -

By Staff of Free West Papua Campaign - The names of those injured were: Aser Magai (male) Guwanus Tabuni (male) Deka Anow (male) Dominus Dogomo (male), Melianus Kobogau (male). Unverified [...]

Indonesian Government Denies Human Rights Violations In Papua

By Free West Papua Campaign, www.scoop.co.nz -

By Free West Papua Campaign USA. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is very disappointed at the Indonesian government’s irresponsible denial of human rights violations in Papua and West [...]

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