January 22, 2019
Over the past month, thousands of indigenous West Papuans have been displaced after fleeing air strikes, hiding in the highland jungle without food, water, or access to health-care or shelter. According to recent local reports a mother, and her child and three other children have died due to starvation. The Indonesian army has sealed off […]
November 29, 2018
Urgent alert WATCH WEST PAPUA THIS DECEMBER 1st. West Papuans across the country and students studying in Indonesia are facing brutality or arrest for wanting to peacefully come together to commemorate December 1st . Many prayer gatherings have been organised across the country to remember the 57th anniversary of when…
November 21, 2018
Chairperson of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, was interviewed on British television regarding his experience with the unfair use of Interpol Red Notices. In a story about the Kremlin denouncing what it calls “western meddling” in an election, Britain and the United States are urging the…
November 1, 2018
On this 57th anniversary of the first raising of West Papua’s symbol of independence, the Morning Star Flag, we invite you to take part in this year’s Global Flag Raising action to show your solidarity for West Papua’s freedom and right to self-determination. Each year we ask supporters to send…
Australia hosts the biggest weekend of Rockin for West Papua Global Peace Concerts 2018 #MusicIsAWeapon
October 16, 2018
Musicians, DJs, spoken word and visual artists all around the world are gathering once again to participate in the annual Rockin for West Papua peace concerts, 2018.
October 9, 2018
The third quarter of 2018 was characterized by a considerable increase in political arrests resulting from police action during the dispersal of various peaceful demonstrations.
Breaking news: More mass arrests of peaceful protesters in West Papua during demonstration over Pacific Islands Forum
September 8, 2018
Breaking news from Bintuni Bay, West Papua. Reports that colonial Indonesian police have arrested at least 15 more people for supporting Pacific Island leaders to take West Papua to the UN. Saturday 8th September, 2018. TELUK BINTUNI- The Bintuni community again held a demonstration supporting Vanuatu to push for a…
Amnesty International to Indonesia: Authorities must stop the crackdown on public events and peaceful assemblies
September 8, 2018
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Index: ASA 21/9040/2018 Indonesia: Authorities must stop the crackdown on public events and peaceful assemblies Amnesty International is concerned about attempts by the Indonesian authorities over the last few weeks to ban public events and peaceful assemblies relating to the political opposition’s campaign to call for…
August 29, 2018
Last year international human rights attorney Melinda Janki said “It is not a question of if but when West Papuans will be granted a genuine act of self-determination.” On the long road to independence the diplomatic efforts of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has positioned them to
February 3, 2018
Today 3rd February 2018, the Indonesian military threw BBC journalist and her film crew from West Papua after covering the ongoing health crisis in the Asmat region of the country.