An Act of Free Choice – Decolonisation and the Right to Self-Determination in West Papua
(Pieter Drooglever, 2009)
This important study introduces the history and people of West Papua, tracing the origins of the conflict surrounding their struggle for self-determination. Based on three decades of exhaustive research and focusing particular attention on the sham referendum of 1969 – an election rigged to legitimize Indonesian control over West Papua.
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The Road: Uprising in West Papua
John Martinkus (2020)
Chemical weapons deployed. Choppers taken out. Communications repressed. Tens of thousands of people displaced. The West Papuan independence movement has reignited, and Indonesian troops are cracking down. In The Road, John Martinkus gives a gripping, up-to-date account of the province’s descent into armed conflict and suppression. Replete with vivid detail and new information, this revelatory work of journalism shows how and why a highlands road led to an uprising, and where this might all lead.
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See No Evil: New Zealand’s betrayal of the people of West Papua
(Maire Leadbeater, 2018)
See No Evil is a shocking account by one of New Zealand’s most respected authors on peace and Pacific issues, issuing a powerful call for a just and permanent solution – self-determination – for the people of West Papua.
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Merdeka & the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in West Papua
(Jason Macleod, 2015)
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Freedom In Entangled Worlds
(Eben Kirksey, 2012)
Eben Kirksey first went to West Papua in 1998 as an exchange student. His later study of West Papua’s resistance to the Indonesian occupiers and the forces of globalization morphed as he discovered that collaboration, rather than resistance, was the primary strategy of this dynamic social movement. Accompanying indigenous activists to Washington, London, and the offices of the oil giant BP, Kirksey saw the revolutionaries’ knack for getting inside institutions of power and building coalitions with unlikely allies, including many Indonesians.
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Poisoned Arrows
(George Monbiot, 1989/2003)
An investigative journey through the forbidden lands of West Papua. At great personal risk and with forged travel documents, George Monbiot bluffed, cheated and forced his way into West Papua. Originally published in the 80s, it was republished in 2003 with a new introduction by the author.
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Papua Blood
(Peter Bang, 2018)
Over an interval spanning three decades the author and photographer Peter Bang descibes his experiences among the indigenous people of West Papua who are threatened by a continuing history of genocide and extinction
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West Papua and Indonesia since Suharto
(Peter King, 2004)
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The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua
(John Saltford, 2002)
Definitive text on the ‘Act of Free Choice’ and the takeover of West Papua.
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West Papua: The Obliteration of a People
(Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong, Tapol, 1988)
Well researched book detailing the genocide of the Papuan people.
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The Open Cage : Ordeal of the Irian Jaya Hostages
(Daniel Start, 1997)
The author’s account of being taken hostage by the OPM in 1995.
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