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Bishop should be raising the human rights situation in West Papua with
the Indonesian Government - Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
Media release. December 4, 2013
is the richest nation in our region ripping off the poorest? - AETFA
South Australia Media Statement. December 4, 2013
condemns Indonesian violence targeting West Papuan demonstrators -
The West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) Statement. November 29, 2013
Investigate ill-treatment of protesters and intimidation of journalists
in Papua - Amnesty International Public Statement. November 28, 2013
keeps violating war and international humanitarian law regarding forced
disappearances - The Movement of Searching Forced Disappearances during
Illegal Indonesian Occupation from 1975-1999. November 28, 2013
say raising of Morning Star flag on December 1 is forbidden - Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. November 28, 2013
Parkop will be presented with John Rumbiak Human Rights Defenders Award
for 2013 today - Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Statement.
November 27, 2013
economy predicted to be among worst hit by climate change: ADB - Asia
Development Bank News Release. November 26, 2013
of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong face exploitation and risk
domestic 'slavery' - Amnesty International News Release. November 21,
conference on policing in Southeast Asia calls for human rights based policing
- Joint Public Statement . November 20, 2013
Further information: Shi'a community at risk of new forced eviction
- Amnesty International Urgent Action. November 13, 2013
of the Santa Cruz Massacre 1991-2013 - Joint Declaration by the Timorese
National Alliance for an International Tribunal. November 12, 2013
on anniversary of Santa Cruz massacre - East Timor and Indonesia Action
Network Statement. November 12, 2013
UN Committee questions government on protection of children's rights
- Amnesty International Public Statement. November 8, 2013
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2014 Ideas to challenge the system
imperialism in Indonesia By Tom O'Lincoln. December 2, 2013
class in a bind over China relations By Tom Bramble. December 2,
depravity of the 'war on terror' By Barry Sheppard. November 18,
goes it alone at CHOGM By Trevor Grant. November 18, 2013
is back! And the struggle continues - November 15, 2013
'they destroy, we suffer' - November 12, 2013
strike round-up By James Balowski. November 12, 2013
labour movement stirs By Max Lane. November 4, 2013
future for Fukushima? By David McNeill and Miguel Quintana. October
genocide in West Papua - October 24, 2013
calls for Indonesian military reform By James Balowski. October 5,
forgotten massacre on our doorstep Max Lane. October 1, 2013
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campaign The President of Indonesia: Don't Make Sarwo Edhie
a Hero! @SBYudhoyono. Making Sarwo Edhie a national hero will add more
injustice to the victims and the families of the victims of 1965. Click
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Timor forget, we have our national interests too - The Australian Editorial.
December 5, 2013. Australia's role in supporting the transition of East
Timor, or Timor Leste, to independence in 2002 making it the first new
sovereign state of the 21st century was pivotal.
really happened in the Timor deal? - Melbourne Age Editorial. December
5, 2013. It is disturbing that more than a decade after East Timor secured
its independence, with the assistance of Australian forces, our nations
now are in dispute.
historic flag-raising event signals an awakening to West Papua's plight
- The Guardian. December 5, 2013. West Papua's claim to self-determination
is gaining grounds internationally. But for this to become a reality, more
Melanesian leaders must show brave and principled leadership.
Sampang visit shuts out Shiite leaders: Advocates - Jakarta Globe.
December 5, 2013. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's visit to Sampang,
East Java, has done little to resolve long-simmering tensions between local
Sunni and Shia Muslims, prominent Shiite advocates said on Thursday.
reliving past, East Timorese victims defy sense of impunity - Jakarta
Post. December 4, 2013. For millions of East Timorese, Indonesia's 24-year
occupation of their country seemed an interminable nightmare.
40-year battle over Timor's oil - The Australian. December 4, 2013.
Oil and espionage have gone hand in hand during the past four decades of
contestation over the lucrative petroleum resources of the Timor Sea, so
the latest revelations should come as no surprise, least of all to East
agency failed to investigate spying claims: lawyer - Sydney Morning
Herald. December 4, 2013. The former senior spy who blew the whistle on
alleged Australian bugging of East Timor's government took his case to
the intelligence watchdog but it did not investigate and advised him to
get a lawyer if he wanted to take the matter further.
Xanana Gusmao calls for Australia to explain itself over ASIO raids
- ABC Radio Australia. December 4, 2013. East Timor's prime minister says
he is shocked by the Australian Government's decision to authorise raids
on a lawyer and whistleblower who were set to provide evidence against
Australia in The Hague.
officer injured in Aceh as partygoers fight back - Jakarta Globe. December
4, 2013. Scores of young people vandalized a shariah police office and
injured a religious police officer in the early hours of Tuesday morning
after the Islamic authority broke up a gathering in Langsa, a religious
fairly with East Timor is not charity, but justice - The Guardian.
December 3, 2013. It is not hard to see why ASIO yesterday raided the office
and home of a Canberra-based lawyer, Bernard Collaery, and the house of
a former Australian intelligence agent.
all riled up over condoms - Jakarta Globe. December 3, 2013. A backlash
against a government campaign to emphasize the importance of condoms as
part of an HIV/AIDS awareness program could hurt efforts to curb new infections
in the country, campaigners have warned.
one to Yingluk's government - Red Shirt Socialist. December 3, 2013.
There is still a real danger that over the next few days that influential
members of the elite and military will pressure the Government to make
way for a "government of national unity".
societal divide fuels Thai conflict - Associated Press. December 3,
2013. Both the protesters on the streets of Bangkok and the Thai government
pleading for them to go home say they're on the side of democracy, but
that is not what their increasingly dangerous conflict is about. This is
a fight about power, and who ought to have it.
spy case: 'witness held, and lawyer's office raided by ASIO' - The
Guardian. December 3, 2013. A first-hand witness to alleged Australian
spying against Timor-Leste in 2004 has been detained and searched at his
Canberra home, according to a prominent human rights lawyer and academic,
ASIO raided office of lawyer representing East Timor in spying case
- ABC Radio Australia. December 3, 2013. A lawyer representing East Timor
in its spying case against Australia says his office has been raided by
the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).
activists rally at US Consulate - Jakarta Globe. December 2, 2013.
Dozens of university students and members of non-governmental organizations
rallied in front of the American consulate in Denpasar, Bali, on Monday,
calling for the World Trade Organization conference to be canceled.
was handed a free kick and used it - The Drum (ABC). December 2, 2013.
The storm in a teacup sparked by the Snowden leaks and the heated response
from Jakarta when Tokyo, Hanoi, Dili and Beijing were also mentioned
has resulted in predictable commentary from the usual suspects.
police killed West Papuan activist after rally, witness claims - The
Guardian. December 2, 2013. At least one person was killed and others injured
when Indonesian police opened fire and beat activists during a demonstration
in the West Papuan capital of Jayapura last week, according to a witness.
not involved in deadly raid: TNI - Jakarta Globe. December 2, 2013.
The Indonesian Military has denied reports it was involved in a deadly
raid on a village on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the founding of
the Free Papua Organization, or OPM, a separatist group established on
Dec. 1, 1963.
against Indonesian rule in West Papua gather to raise flag - Radio
New Zealand International. December 2, 2013. Protestors against Indonesian
rule in West Papua have gathered outside New Zealand's parliament and raised
the Morning Star flag.
law of the sea and set a fair Timor border - Melbourne Age. December
2, 2013. Indonesia isn't the only country in our region upset about Australia's
spying. East Timor has accused Australia not just of spying on it, but
of doing so for economic gain.
crisis deepens protest leader demands PM Yingluck Shinawatra step down
- Sydney Morning Herald. December 1, 2013. The leader of Thailand's anti-government
movement has issued an ultimatum to prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra
to dismantle her administration within two days.
Moresby governor defies PM and raises West Papua independence flag
- ABC News. December 1, 2013. The governor of Port Moresby has raised the
flag of the West Papuan independence movement, despite a request by Papua
New Guinea's prime minister not to do so.
at West Papua flag-raising - The Guardian. December 1, 2013. Three
organisers of a pro-West Papua rally in Port Moresby have been taken into
custody, with the governor of the Papua New Guinean capital accusing the
country's government of bowing to pressure from neighbour Indonesia.
battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas - Associated Press. December
1, 2013. Police in Thailand fought off mobs of rock-throwing protesters
armed with petrol bombs who tried to battle their way into the government's
sand-bagged headquarters Sunday, as gunshots rang out in Bangkok and the
prime minister fled a police complex during the sharpest escalation yet
of the country's latest crisis.
revolt: Ex-deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban takes on Yingluck Shinawatra
- Sydney Morning Herald. November 30, 2013. What's a silver-haired 64-year-old
former deputy prime minister and three-decade career politician doing leading
a rebellious street mob that aims to overthrow the democratically elected
government of Thailand.
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