West Papua Report August 2015:  Tolikara, Paniai, Freeport, demographics, Pacific Islands Forum, more


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West Papua

Protest BP BP Die In Planned for New York City
The West Papuan and Polish pair have been charged with treason in Indonesia
UN General Assembly ETAN/TAPOL: UN General Assembly 73:
Correcting the Record on Human Rights Violations in West Papua
and The 1969 UN Resolution Regarding 'Act of Free Choice'
Joint Statement of Solidarity:
20th Anniversary of the 'Biak Massacre', West Papua


Octo MoteOcto Mote (r) with his daughter show West Papua's Morning Star flag outside the Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York I have long appreciated the work of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN). I first met them in 1999 soon after arriving in the U.S. to seek political asylum after facing persecution for my work in support of the West Papuan peoples.

I was impressed by ETAN's successful campaign to challenge and change U.S. policy to one supporting of East Timor's right to self-determination.
ETAN has long been a valued ally in our efforts to educate the U.S. people on West Papua and in our campaign to demand that the U.S. and Indonesia respect our rights, including our right to self-determination.

--Octo Mote, Secretary-General, United Movement for the Liberation of West Papua; Tom and Andy Bernstein Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School




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ETAN is "A voice of reason, criticizing the administration's reluctance to address ongoing human rights violations and escalating oppression in West Papua and against religious minorities throughout Indonesia."  
- Noam Chomsky

With limited news sources this is a great resource for better understanding the issues that effect Papuans.

We appreciate the time and commitment every month from WPAT and ETAN to compile this report to put forth analysis and commentary from reputable sources within West Papua. Please take the time to read it, and if you can, further support the efforts of these two great non-profit organizations by sharing and donating to help them continue to provide their invaluable services.

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The monthly West Papua Report focuses on developments affecting West Papuans. The West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) and ETAN have co-published the report since November 2007. The report draws on media accounts, NGO and academic assessments and analysis, and reports from sources within West Papua. From May 2006-October 2007 it was produced by WPAT alone. Prior to that it was published by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights-Indonesia Support Group.  WPAT also gives the annual John Rumbiak Human Rights Defender Award.

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Books from ETAN

Reluctant Indonesians: Australia, Indonesia and the future of West Papua Testimony Project: Papua Freedom in an Entangled World
Reluctant Indonesians: Australia, Indonesia & the Future of West Papua

by Clinton Fernandes
The Testimony
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by Charles E. Farhadian
Freedom in Entangled World: West Papua and the Architecture of Global Power

by Eben Kirksey

Papuans Behind Bars


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