Category Archives: West Papua politics

Profile of Benny Wenda, West Papua independence leader

‘While my people continue to suffer and continue to die, nothing will stop my campaign’ Benny Wenda is a West Papuan independence leader and an international lobbyist for the independence of West Papua from Indonesia. He lives in exile in … Continue reading

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West Papuan people demand full independence

Today thousands of us took to the streets in towns and cities across West Papua. Our message is simple: We are West Papuan. We are not Indonesian. We demand a referendum. We urge the United Nations to send peacekeepers to … Continue reading

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a citizen’s response to the International Crisis Group report on West Papua

The following is a response forwarded to this blog to publish. It is a response to Jim Della-Giacoma highly controversial report on West Papua that has been published for International Crisis Group. I personally find it very distressing that International … Continue reading

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European Parliament launch for IPWP

International Parliamentarians for West Papua will have a launch in the European Parliament on 26th January. This is yet another giant step on the road towards peace, justice and freedom for the people of West Papua. Their cries for freedom … Continue reading

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Why is Indonesia so scared of a flag?

As West Papuan national flag day approaches (1st December), the Indonesian security forces are ready to clamp down on anybody who attempts to raise the Morning Star flag in West Papua. It was reported in Tempo Interactive that the Indonesian … Continue reading

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IPWP launch in Papua New Guinea

The people of West Papua took a further step towards gaining their long lost right to self-determination with a launch for International Parliamentarians for West Papua in Papua New Guinea, attending by a number of Papua New Guinea politicians as … Continue reading

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Fields of blood

Our cry to the world is loud and clear. We need international intervention. Please hear our cries. Please help stop Indonesian brutality against our mothers and sisters. Please stop the rape of our land. Stop imprisoning our brothers and fathers. … Continue reading

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