West Papua

A new defence cooperation agreement between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia is causing concern to West Papuans and raising question that need answers, writes Yamin Kagoya.

Community members gathered to raise the West Papuan flag in the lobby of weapons company Thales’ Brisbane office. Kerry Smith reports.

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While Jakarta is busy tearing West Papua apart, Papuans raised the banned Morning Star flag on December 1, to commemorate its independence — which was stolen in May 1963, writes Yamin Kagoya.

This December 1, for the twelfth year in a row, there was a West Papua flag-raising on the historic Leichhardt Town Hall, courtesy of the Inner West Council, reports Peter Boyle.

Filep Karma

Before his death, Filep Karma was considered the one West Papuan leader who could pull together the splintered factions seeking self-determination and independence, writes David Robie.

West Papuan human rights activists have condemned the killings of four West Papuans in the Pigapu-Logopon Village in the Mimika Regency on August 22, reports Susan Price.

Morning Star flag

West Papua's road to independence was disrupted 60 years ago, on August 15, with the signing of the infamous New York Agreement, a deal between the Netherlands and Indonesia over Papuan sovereignty, writes Yamin Kagoya.

West Papua protest

West Papua advocates are calling on Pacific nations to raise the issue of Indonesia's human rights abuses on the 24th anniversary of the Biak massacre, reports Susan Price.

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West Papuans continue to protest the creation of new provinces, for a referendum on self-determination and against Indonesia’s plan to grant “special autonomy” status to the territory, reports Susan Price.

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Indonesian security forces killed two demonstrators and wounded several more when they fired into a crowd of peaceful protesters in West Papua on March 15, reports Susan Price.

December 1, 2021, marks 60 years since the state of West Papua came into being. But Papuans are still struggling to achieve their independence, writes Yamin Kogoya.

While Indonesian soldiers are taking part in a joint training exercise with 150 Australian troops in the Northern Territory, West Papuan civilians are fleeing Indonesian military operations in the Maybrat region, reports Susan Price.

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Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea have raised the issue of regional human rights at a recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, a move welcomed by West Papuans, reports Yamin Kogoya.

West Papua activists are calling on Australia to raise concerns about the Indonesian military's human rights abuses in West Papua, when they meet with their Indonesian counterparts, reports Susan Price.

A Papuan leader sought by Indonesian police over the 2019 Papua “Spring” uprising, Victor Yeimo, has been arrested on suspicion of treason, reports Susan Price.

Indonesia is labelling West Papuan activists as "terrorist" to criminalise the movement and depict them as radical extremists in the eyes of the international community, writes Yamin Kogoya.

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