Racism against West Papua raised in British parliament

A British parliamentarian has told lawmakers in the UK parliament about racism faced by West Papuans in Indonesia. Alex Sobel Photo: UK Parliament Alex Sobel, who is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua, was speaking during a discussion…
Do Papuan lives matter? by DevPolicyBlog

The tragic death of George Floyd has revitalised the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement not only in the USA, but also in other parts of the world. In one of Australia’s closest neighbours, Indonesia, the BLM movement has helped place…
Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict

Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict. Indonesian defense minister Prabowo Subianto—accused of human rights violations in the 1990s democratic uprising and occupied East Timor—wishes to further deepen the ties to its Scandinavian partner. Sweden, on the…
What’s at stake in West Papua

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua‘s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest West Papua has been in the media more than usual over the last six months, with stories about…
Why there’s unrest in the Indonesian province of Papua

Unrest is nothing new in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, just 500 kilometres to our north, but recent protests have erupted on a huge scale. What do Papuans want? And are they likely to get it? By James…
Papuan students under siege seek self-determination

West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination. A surge of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by West Papuans has rocked Indonesia for the past two…
Thousands of Papuans occupy governor’s office after rioting

Mackenzie SmithMackSmithNZmackenzie.smith@rnz.co.nz Thousands of Papuans in Indonesia are occupying the governor’s office, a protest organiser says, after several government buildings were torched in the provincial capital Jayapura on Thursday. Security forces struggling to maintain stability during widespread protests across Papua…
Surge in Papua violence prompts stronger stand from Pacific leaders

Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific Journalist@JamieTahanajamie.tahana@rnz.co.nz As thousands of Papuans took to the streets for a second week of mass demonstrations, Pacific leaders have conceded that, to date, their stance on West Papua has achieved little. The last 10 days have seen…
Churches condemn Indonesia

STATEMENT ON RECENT “INSTITUTIONAL RACISM” TOWARDS WEST PAPUANS August 22, 2019 PORT MORESBY The Pacific Conference of Churches, with the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches, strongly condemns the institutional racism against the indigenous people of West (Tanah) Papua that…