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The armed conflict in West Papua’s central highlands continues to deteriorate, costing the lives of innocent civilians, writes Human Rights and Peace for Papua.

British human rights organisation TAPOL, in collaboration with Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, have just published an extensive report on the 2019 West Papua Uprising, writes Susan Price.

Two Kurdish farmers remain in hospital after suffering horrific injuries when they were tortured and thrown from a helicopter in Turkey’s south-eastern province of Van, writes Steve Sweeney.

August marked one year since the racist attacks on West Papuan students in Surabaya sparked a new uprising. Green Left spoke to Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman about the escalating conflict in West Papua and prospects for independence.

This week marks the 100th day of hunger strikes by Mapuche spiritual leader Celestino Córdova and 27 other Mapuche imprisoned by the Chilean state for protesting their removal from their land and community, writes Pedro Alvarez.

Adriana Rivas served in the Chilean intelligence agency under dictator Augusto Pinochet. This month, an Australian court will decide whether she will be extradited to Chile, writes Rodrigo Acuña.

Stop the war on refugees banner at rally

After ripping up Australia's commitment to the 1951 Refugee Convention on several occasions in the past, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on October 30 that the Australian government intends to do so again.

In the latest iteration, the government is threatening to formally prevent any refugee who arrives by boat from ever getting an Australian visa. This would include short-term tourist and business visas, let alone the permanent protection envisioned by the Refugee Convention.

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