Indonesian flight-path farmers pushed out

After five years of resistance, Indonesia began the construction of an international airport set to destroy the sand-dune ecosystem and houses of residents already forced out of the area, writes Pramilla Deva

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

‘We are ready’

What would a free West Papua look like? Benny Wenda and Rex Rumakiek from the ULMWP – West Papua’s government-in-waiting – lay out their visions for a new country.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

Take action for West Papua!

Join international movements to support the West Papuan freedom struggle.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
The river of Aikwa, once a local water source, now turned thick and silver by tailings from Freeport’s Grasberg mine.

Sacrifice Zone: BP, Freeport and the West Papuan independence struggle

Connor Woodman reveals the ties that bind transnational mining companies to the Indonesian occupation.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

West Papua: the facts

Putting the most important information about West Papua at your fingertips.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
A resistance gathering in the West Papuan highlands.

Morning star rising

After 54 years of struggle under Indonesian rule, is freedom finally in sight for West Papua? Danny Chivers investigates.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
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When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Young girls protect themselves from thick smoke as forest fires swept across Sumatra and Borneo in September 2015. The fires are set to clear the jungle to plant oil palms.

A burning problem

It happens every year: thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest are torched to clear land for palm oil, timber and other agribusiness operations. It’s a perfect storm of destruction. Nithin Coca reports from Sumatra.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Looking for a home: orangutans in Borneo face a struggle to survive as forests are cleared.

Catastrophic fires leave orangutans homeless in Indonesia

Richard Swift looks at the how ecological disaster causes a cascade of effects.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
Violence flares in West Papua

Violence flares in West Papua

Harry Jenkinson reports on an ongoing struggle for independence.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Dayak leader, Gagay: ‘I want to sue the mining company for what they have done to us.’

King coal runs amok

Alex Scrivener guides us through the coal-ravaged landscape of East Kalimantan.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
A seller in a traditional market on the island of Sumba prepares oil lamps at her stall as night falls. On the outer islands, electrical power is often unreliable or non-existent. Photo: Josh Estey

Country Profile: Indonesia

Facts, figures and a profile of Indonesia.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013

'They told us we couldn't count'

In Indonesia, self-help is transforming the lives of rural women. Irfan Kortschak talks to one co-op member.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Tee time in Bali: a
tourist plays golf from a
tee surrounded by paddy
fields. Farmland is being
sacrificed to make way for
development – leading to
soaring food prices.

Boom Times in Bali

Life has changed on the 'island paradise'- but foreign investment is not all it's cracked up to be. Jamie James looks beyond the tourist brochures.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
A protester in West Papua, face painted with the ‘Morning Star’ flag.

West Papuans mark bitter-sweet ‘independence’ day

It's 50 years since West Papua first won independence, only for Indonesia to cruelly snatch it away. Nick Harvey reports on the tensions in the region.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
Global banking now May, 2015
Gold trouble September, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Land grabs May, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
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