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3 Dec 2012
Reflections on the 1962 New York agreement

To mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the "New York Agreement" (September 1962) which led to Indonesian annexation of West Papua, WPAT offers a reflection regarding that agreement's implications for West Papua, authored by Dr. John Saltford.

Tagged: Act of Free Choice, West Papua
2 Dec 2012
Freeport's entry into Intan Jaya Regency, West Papua

This article from KOMISI, a group of students from Intan Jaya in West Papua recounts how the Freeport mining company, through its subsidiaries, established exploration activities in remote Intan Jaya regency over twenty years ago with the help of a western missionary.

Tagged: West Papua
30 Nov 2012
Indonesians paying £20 million for weapons used in repression

By tomorrow, 1 December 2012, the Indonesian people are due to pay the UK government £27 million. Of this, £20 million is for arms sales to past dictator General Suharto.

Tagged: Arms Sales, UK, West Papua
25 Nov 2012
Living without a state

Writing for Inside Indonesia, Bobby Anderson describes the reality of daily life for rural Papuans, for whom the Indonesian government - for better or worse - is almost entirely absent.

Tagged: Political Analysis, West Papua
30 Oct 2012

As the UK prepares to receive the President of Indonesia for the first state visit in decades, UK groups prepare an alternative welcome for the President.

Tagged: Demonstrations, Densus 88, Densus 88
16 Oct 2012
Urgent Action: Fears for Papuan Activists

Urgent appeal for action as fears grow for the safety of Papuan human rights defenders, several of whom have been targeted by security forces and persons whose identity remains unclear.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, West Papua

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