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…
International attention drawn to West Papuan struggle

Efforts to focus international attention on the West Papua independence cause surged in the past week. First, a petition claiming to represent the voices of 1.8 million West Papuans calling for decolonisation of Indonesian-ruled Papua was handed to the UN Human Rights…
Benny Wenda says West Papua Liberation Army not criminals

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says a separatist group which killed dozens of people earlier this week is not criminal. The bodies of 16 people have been recovered from the Papua highlands, where a massacre of at least 24 Indonesian…
Chairman ULMWP Benny Wenda speech West Papuan To Be Unite

VANUATU – West Papuan Independent Leader and chairman of ULMWP, Benny Wenda Give speech after elected as chairman ULMWP replaced former ULMWP chairman Otto Motte. Benny Wenda message to the people of West Papua, imigran who was born in West…
UK city considers honouring West Papuan leader

The chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, is being considered for the Freedom of Oxford award. Mr Wenda and his family are based in the United Kingdom city where he was granted asylum in 2002…
The pointy end for the Melanesian Spearhead Group

Source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/ The biggest diplomatic row between Fiji and Vanuatu in modern times was not over climate change, good governance, or Chinese investment in the South Pacific, but biscuits. Two MSG members are facing independence votes within the next year…
Isu West Papua terus bergulir di Pasifik, Indonesia tingkatkan dana lobi

Jayapura, Jubi – Seperti diduga sebelumnya, dukungan formal dari Forum Kepulauan Pasifik (PIF) minggu ini di Nauru masih belum beranjak dari posisi tahun sebelumnya. Namun Vanuatu akan melanjutkan inisiatif untuk menjadikan West Papua terdaftar kembali sebagai wilayah yang tidak berpemerintahan sendiri…