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Independence & Self-Determination

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February 3, 2021

Counter Punch - February 3, 2021

Jeff Armstrong – The Indonesian-occupied nation of West Papua has called for urgent international intervention against Indonesia's intensification of what a 2016 report called "slow mot

December 30, 2020

Southeast Asia Globe - December 30, 2020

Klas Lundstrom – Fly River, western Papua New Guinea.

December 21, 2020

Arah Juang - December 21, 2020

The Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) again launched actions in several parts of the country on December 19.

December 2, 2020

CNN Indonesia - December 2, 2020

Surabaya – Protesters from the Papua Student Alliance (AMP) held a demonstration commemorating the declaration of West Papuan independence at the Negara Grahadi building in the East Jav

Tempo - December 2, 2020

Andita Rahma, Jakarta - The Indonesian National Police (Polri) on Wednesday has officially considered the declaration of West Papua's provisional government by the United Liberation Mov

Arah Juang - December 2, 2020

Protest actions took place in several cities around Indonesia on December 1 including in Jakarta, Yogyakarta (Central Java), Ternate (North Maluku) and Sinjai (South Sulawesi).

Asia Pacific Report - December 2, 2020

Pacific Media Watch – West Papuan leaders have begun forming a "provisional government" in defiance of a crackdown by Indonesian security forces and have pledged that the Melanesian reg

Antara News - December 2, 2020

Abdu F, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – Hikmahanto Juwana, professor of international law at the University of Indonesia, has urged the Indonesian government to ignore Papuan separatist lead

December 1, 2020

Radio New Zealand - December 1, 2020

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua has announced it is forming a 'Provisional Government' of West Papua.

Tempo - December 1, 2020

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Dozens of people on Tuesday, Dec 1, had gathered in the capital city's landmark Monas (National Monument) in Central Jakarta to commemorate the anniversary of th

The Guardian - December 1, 2020

Ben Doherty – West Papuan leaders have declared a provisional "government-in-waiting" of the contested Indonesian province, as the United Nations said it was "disturbed by escalating vi

CNN Indonesia - December 1, 2020

Jakarta – Scores of Papuans held a protest action in front of the Arjuna Wiwaha (Horse) statue on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta on Tuesday December 1.

Reuters - December 1, 2020

Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Hundreds of Papuans held rallies across at least eight cities in Indonesia on Tuesday to renew calls for independence, as a separatist group declared i

ABC News - December 1, 2020

Naseem Radmehr – West Papuan separatists say they will form a new provisional government for the region and reject Indonesia's rule, in a significant escalation of a decades-long battle

October 21, 2020

Radio New Zealand - October 21, 2020

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says it is adopting a provisional constitution for a democratic state.

October 16, 2020

The Interpreter - October 16, 2020

Dan McGarry – During Covid, the independence campaign could have been forgotten. But a new generation of activists is forging ahead.

September 29, 2020

The Guardian - September 29, 2020

Ben Doherty – Unrest has flared in the restive Indonesian region of Papua with police firing shots during a protest by hundreds of university students in the provincial capital, Jayapur

September 17, 2020

Future Directions - September 17, 2020

By Jarryd de Haan

July 3, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - July 3, 2020

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk – A Papuan church leader and advocate for social justice has penned an open letter to the Indonesian government calling for justice and an end to racism t

June 19, 2020

Morning Star - June 19, 2020

Leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua Benny Wenda called for ordinary Indonesians to be "the voice of the voiceless" as he urged vigilance in the continued struggle f

May 12, 2020

ABC Foreign Correspondent - May 12, 2020

Sally Sara, Anne Worthington and Victor Mambor – In the highlands of Papua, in easternmost Indonesia, villagers are returning to the burnt-out remains of their abandoned homes.

May 1, 2020

Lowy Institute - May 1, 2020

West Papuans continue to fight for independence with the support of many Pacific nations.

April 29, 2020

CQFD - April 29, 2020

Nicolas Marvey & Babon Hitam – On December 16, 2009, the Indonesian armed forces murdered the independence leader Kelly Kwalik, accused of sabotage, treason, kidnapping and assassi

March 18, 2020

United Liberation Movement for West Papua Statement - March 18, 2020

As I stated last week, the people of West Papua face a new double crisis: a humanitarian crisis caused by Indonesian military operations, and a medical crisis caused by coronavirus.

December 17, 2019

CNN Indonesia - December 17, 2019

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that Indonesia is entitled to take any and all measures to hold on to Papua.