‘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
Papuan and Indonesian students from People's Solidarity for Democracy (SORAK) create a street performance for West Papuan human rights in Bandung, West Papua, December 2016; Indonesian police at a West Papuan freedom rally, 2016; A busy highway in Jayapura. Two-thirds of the city's population is now non-Papuan.

Voices from the ground

How does living under the occupation affect the lives of ordinary West Papuans? Veronica Koman spoke to five current residents of West Papua to hear their stories.

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The Black Sistaz: Petra, Lea and Rosa Rumwaropen.

The drumbeat of resistance

‘The struggle is in the song, and the song is in the struggle.’ West Papuan musician Ronny Kareni explains the vital role of Melanesian culture in the fight for freedom.

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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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Benny Wenda holds the Morning Star flag – the symbol of a free West Papua.

Freedom in sight for West Papua?

Mass mobilizations in support of a referendum have grown in West Papu, writes Jess Worth.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 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
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
‘We will be free!’ A Papuan in traditional dress demonstrates against the Indonesian occupation.

Indonesia’s Abu Ghraib

West Papuan freedom struggle gathers momentum.

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010
Scared of a star

Scared of a star

West Papua’s push for independence

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

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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
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Global banking now May, 2015
The arms trade December, 2011
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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