Carr must do more on West Papua: Greens
28 Aug 2012 | Christine Milne/ Richard Di Natale
The Australian Greens call on the Government to urge Indonesia to put an end to the violence in West Papua, and commend journalists from the ABC’s 7.30 program who entered the region undercover recently. Their work shines a spotlight on the ongoing abuses of human and democratic rights that are occurring in West Papua, only some 200km to the north of Australia.
West Papua resistance losing fight for freedom
ABC Aug 27, 2012 8:11pm AEST
Resistance leaders in the restive Indonesian region of West Papua say they are losing their struggle for independence as authorities step up a decades-long campaign of abuse and intimidation.
Why governance of West Papua, by Indonesia is illegal from the start!
Vanuatu Daily Post August 27, 2012 - 10:47am
The New York agreement of 1962, which handed out control of West Papua to Indonesia was done by USA, Netherlands and Indonesia,without representatives of West Papuan people, whose future was in the stake. (It is the case "About us- without us").
West Papua’s independence will again be pushed at Pacific Forum
RNZI 23 August, 2012 UTC
The New Zealand Indonesia Human Rights Committee says it will continue to lobby the Pacific Forum to push for West Papua’s independence.
Campaign sheds light on West Papuans' plight
A campaign to help the native people of West Papua has been launched in Nelson. Lush Cosmetics is this week inviting people to learn more about the Free West Papua campaign and support it through a petition and sale of one of their fragrances, the Smell of Freedom.
Penambang Ilegal Arbes terancam tanah longsor
Thursday, 23 August 2012 20:10
AMBON-Penambang liar yang saat ini sedang melakukan penambangan emas dikawasan Air Besar (Arbes), desa Batu Merah, kecamatan Sirimau Ambon terancam bahaya tanah longsor.
Why Western retailers are scrambling to get a foothold in Indonesia
The Christian Science Monitor August 22, 2012
Consumer spending makes up more than half the Indonesian economy, making it an attractive new market for Western companies like L'Oreal whose traditional customers are in recession-mired countries.
No Islam in 'Islamist'
Asia Times Online Aug 21, 2012
Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan do so under an increasingly broad blanket term of "Islamist", co-opted by politicians, rulers, pundits and the media to refer to anyone from a peaceful protester to a full-blown terrorist to religious figures eager to take on the mantle of deposed rulers. Yet Muslims have little need for opportunist leaders to interpret their religion, rob them of their national wealth and refuse them the right to justice. "Mislamist" may be a more accurate term.
Lawmakers Agree to Buy Leopard Tanks
Jakarta Globe August 20, 2012
After much debate, the House of Representatives has agreed to buy 100 Leopard battle tanks from Germany, a lawmaker said on Monday.
SBY is trying to deceive the Papuan People
West Papua Media Alerts 19 August 2012
The chairman of NAPAS (National Papua Solidarity), Marthen Goo, has accused the president of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of cheating the public and the Papuan people with statements he made in his address to the nation on 16 August 2012.
Anti-Corruption Court Judges Named as Graft Suspects
Jakarta Globe Sat, 18 Aug 2012
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named two
anti-corruption court judges as bribery suspects in relation to the graft case involving the car maintenance budget of the Grobogan Legislative Council (DPRD Grobogan) in Central Java.
Lush plans banned Morning Star flag shop protest for
Pacific.scoop.co.nz August 16, 2012
The “banned” Morning Star flag of West Papuan independence will be displayed in shop fronts across New Zealand next week. The flag, which is illegal in both Indonesian-ruled Melanesian provinces in the region of West Papua, will be displayed in Lush natural cosmetics stores as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the indigenous independence struggle.