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West Papua freedom is “our responsibility”

“What I wish to stress is that fighting for freedom (for West Papua) is everyone’s business beginning with chiefs, church leaders, papas and mamas and young people especially since they have so much energy and power to do those things that…
PNG’s O’Neill sounds warning on eve of Bougainville referendum

Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Peter O’Neill has sounded a note of warning on the eve of Bougainville’s independence referendum. Photo: AFP or licensors People from the autonomous PNG region are this Saturday to begin a two-week polling period for…
Hunger and culture in West Papua

Written by SOPHIE CHAO In the West Papuan district of Merauke, vast swaths of forest and savannah have been razed to make way for monocrop oil palm plantations and other agroindustrial projects over the last decade. These land conversions have resulted in an…
West Papua unrest: Shootout prompts border closure

Land and sea access between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea has been closed after a shootout at the border. This follows reports of an Indonesian troop build-up along the border from communities in PNG’s West Sepik province. Indonesian-ruled West Papua…
Let’s Have a Massive Rally on Friday October 11th, 2019!

Let’s Do Our Part to End Misery, Shame and Despair Our People Have Endured for 57 Years! By Natalius Pigai, Defender of the Weak / Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights 2012-2017 I write this article based on…