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Independence & Self-Determination

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September 6, 2023

Radio New Zealand - September 6, 2023

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has declared it will now base itself in the region after years of partial exile.

September 5, 2023

Vanuatu Daily Post - September 5, 2023

Len Garae – The population of West Papua represented by United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) have an Interim President to succeed Mr. Benny Wenda.

May 24, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - May 24, 2023

An Australian advocacy group has called for West Papua to be reinscribed on the United Nations list of "non self-governing territories", citing the "sham" vote in 1969 and the worsening

Australian West Papua Association (AWPA) Statement - May 24, 2023

The International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories (NSGT) is commemorated annually from 25-31 May.

December 21, 2022

Jacobin Magazine - December 21, 2022

An interview with Benny Wenda – Since Indonesia annexed West Papua, its people have faced brutal military repression while the US helps whitewash the occupation.

December 19, 2022

ULMWP Statement - December 19, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone who has supported the West Papuan struggle this year.

December 1, 2022

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) Statement - December 1, 2022

60 years ago, on 1st December 1961, the West Papuan national flag, the Morning Star, was raised for the first time on West Papua's soil.

November 18, 2022

UCA News - November 18, 2022

Indonesian police are monitoring the activities of a prominent Papuan figure, including the possibility of treason charges against him for his statement in support of Papuan independenc

July 1, 2022

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - July 1, 2022

Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the independence declaration of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) at Markas Victoria on July 1, 1971.

May 24, 2022

Australian West Papua Association (AWPA) Statement - May 24, 2022

According to the UN there are 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories.

January 28, 2022

The Organisation for World Peace - January 28, 2022

Adrianne Ramirez – In his December 7 statement, ULMWP Interim President Benny Wenda called for the immediate release of the eight peaceful student demonstrators, and one elderly woman,

January 12, 2022

Morning Star (UK) - January 12, 2022

West Papuan liberation leader Benny Wenda said today that his provisional government is stepping up the fight for justice and freedom from Indonesian rule this year as he announced the

January 11, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - January 11, 2022

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) plans to open a government branch office in the neighbouring Papua New Guinean capital of Port Moresby along with diplomacy offices

January 1, 2022

Suara Papua - January 1, 2022

Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap says that the KNPB is committed to continuing the struggle and resistance against Indonesian colonialism by pe

December 3, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 3, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura, Jubi – Lawmaker of Papua Legislative's Council's Commission for Government, Politics, Law and Human Rights Laurenzus Kadepa said that that the raising of the M

December 2, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 2, 2021

Dominggus Mampioper, Jayapura, Jubi – Sixty years ago, December 1, 1961, the Morning Star flag of West Papua was raised for the first time in front of the Nieuw Guinea Raad Building in

November 22, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - November 22, 2021

West Papuans will peacefully mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of West Papua next week – on Wednesday, December 1.

November 18, 2021

Suara Papua - November 18, 2021

Jayapura – "Since it was first established on November 19, 2008, the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has always been confronted by many challenges including attempts at criminalisa

October 20, 2021

October 18, 2021

Foreign Policy - October 18, 2021

Olivia Tasevski – When Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, became Indonesia's president in 2014, he pledged to improve social services in the restive Indonesian province of West Papua,

July 7, 2021

UCA News - July 7, 2021

Siktus HarsonSiktus Harson, Jakarta – The 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of West Papua on July 1 was expected to be a special day for Papuans.

July 4, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - July 4, 2021

Abeth Ayou, Jayapura – Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) and Indonesian People's Front (FRI) for West Papua held a rally in front of the West Java gubernatorial office in Bandung on July 1

April 22, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - April 22, 2021

A West Papuan envoy who was gagged while addressing the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues two years ago is due to speak again today.

April 14, 2021

Suara Papua - April 14, 2021

Julian Howay, New York – Papuan and South Maluku Republic (RMS) activists have again held a joint peaceful action.

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

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

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

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

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).

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

December 1, 2020

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

Radio New Zealand - December 1, 2020

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

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

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

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.

December 1, 2019

Tempo - December 1, 2019

Shinta Maharani, Yogyakarta – Around 100 students from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) along with various other organisations held a protest action demanding a referendum for West Pa