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Why the Indonesian occupation of West Papua constitutes genocide

(Image: Indonesian Soldiers hold up the body of the local OPM leader they just killed) Papuans have endured horrific violence since Indonesia first invaded in 1963, and West Papua continues to be a modern example of genocide. Amnesty International and … Continue reading

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US Government secretly blames Jakarta for stoking unrest in West Papua

The Javanese empire is slowing being exposed as the corrupt and genocidal regime that it really is. Cables from Wikileaks revealing not only that the Indonesian Government forced the US into renewing military ties for Kopassus (or risk damage to … Continue reading

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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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Guyana supports West Papua independence bid

BBC Caribbean News Amerindians in Guyana are supporting West Papua’s calls for independence from Indonesia. West Papua is half of the island of New Guinea, which is located north of Australia. The pledge of support came Friday at the launch … Continue reading

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Statement from Benny Wenda

The following is a statement from Benny Wenda, exiled West Papuan independence leader in the United Kingdom, Chair of the Koteka Tribal Assembly and Free West Papua Campaign I would like to urge all leaders and people of West Papua … Continue reading

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West Papuan people demand independence

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Over a thousand people rallied in Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, on Tuesday demanding a referendum on independence from Indonesia and rejecting the forthcoming elections, a Reuters witness said. Independence activists in resources-rich Papua, on … Continue reading

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