West Papuan forces unite in historic moment on path to independence

WEST PAPUAN military factions have united under the political leadership of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), in a historic declaration announced today. The Vanimo Border Declaration, which sees three groups come together as the West Papuan Army,…
West Papua rebels unite to form new army

Armed rebel groups in Indonesia’s West Papua have reportedly united to form a new army under a single command. A release from the office of the chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, says it’s the…
West Papuan Liberation Movement applies for full MSG membership

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon…
Melanesia group criticised for failure to look after its people

Fiji Opposition MP, Anare Jale, told Parliament’s Budget debate this week the government’s allocation of $FJ1.12 million to the regional group should be reduced by $120,000. Mr Jale, who is shadow minister for foreign affairs, said the MSG has lost…

4.30 pm Robert Courts (Witney) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered human rights in West Papua. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I am delighted to have been granted this extremely…
West Papua: 1.8 million signatures can’t be wrong

Author: Keith LoveardBy Pacnews – via The Vanuatu Independent WEST Papuan activist Benny Wenda described the petition he delivered to United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet as ‘like the biggest book in the world’. Containing 1.8 million signatures and weighing…
Vanuatu: No “Manipulative Steps’

Compiled by Kizzy Kalsakau and Jason Abel, Vanuatu Daily Post The Government of Indonesia has criticized Vanuatu for including a West Papuan leader and the United Liberal Movement for the people of West Papua (ULMWP) chairman, Benny Wenda in its…