Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rally to call on the Indonesian Government to allow open access to West Papu

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Rally to call on the Indonesian Government to allow open access to West Papua

Rallies are being held around the world on Wednesday the 29 April calling  on the Indonesian Government to allow  open access to West Papua for journalists and international  NGOs. 

Tapol in London has urged demonstrators to wear  all-black clothing to protest the media blackout in Papua. To carry placards, with  ‘censored,’ and have their mouths taped shut. This visual protest will highlight the absence of free and open access to Papua for international journalists and human rights observers.

Australia West Papua Association in Sydney will  hold a peaceful rally outside the Indonesian Consulate at 12 noon on the 29 April. 

Rallies are  also being held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne,  Darwin and Perth.
It is now 52 years since Indonesia took over the administration of West Papua and the human rights abuses continue.

Join in calling for open access to West Papua by the international community.

Indonesian Consulate Sydney
236-238 Maroubra Road, Maroubra NSW 2035, Australia






1) West Papua sacrifices just as important as Anzac bravery

2) GempaR Urges Government to Open Access to Democracy and Foreign Journalist in Papua
3) Police Completes Files on Five Subversion Suspects

4) Papua Governor : Foreign Languages Are Subjected to Learn
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http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/west-papua-sacrifices-just-important-anzac-bravery/2618966/

1) West Papua sacrifices just as important as Anzac bravery


Saturday, April 25, 2015

1) Islands in focus: Papua aims to eliminate malaria by 2030

2) Free West Papua Campaign Perth -Anzac day
3) Former Wisbech Grammar School pupil Will Millard produces BBC2 documentary investigating Coral Triangle in Pacific

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1) Islands in focus: Papua  aims to eliminate malaria  by 2030 
The Jakarta Post, JAYAPURA | Archipelago | Sat, April 25 2015, 10:50 AM - 
JAYAPURA: During the commemoration of World Malaria Day on Friday, Papua province declared it would eliminate malaria by 2030.


“The Health Ministry has set 2026 for Papua to eliminate malaria, but we aim to erase it by 2030,” said Papua Health Office’s AIDS, TB and Malaria Technical Implementation Unit head Ni Yoman Antara in Jayapura on Friday during the World Malaria Day event at Hamadi Square.

Several strategies have been arranged to reach the target, such as the distribution of mosquito nets to every household in Papua, especially in malaria endemic areas and collaboration with the relevant agencies in eradicating malaria mosquito breeding grounds.

“We will work together with other agencies, such as by bringing in mosquito larva-eating fish and organizing a clean and neat environment,” said Yoman. - 

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2) Free West Papua Campaign Perth Australia on this ANZAC Day dawn service laid a Morning star wreath on our State War Memorial to ask our ANZACS to help free West Papua.  For our ANZAC Day message, go to:



http://freewestpapuaperthaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/anzac-day-2015.html

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3) Former Wisbech Grammar School pupil Will Millard produces BBC2 documentary investigating Coral Triangle in Pacific
09:00 25 April 2015
A former Wisbech Grammar School pupil has produced a prime-time BBC2 documentary series about one of the most beautiful marine waters on the planet.
Will Millard, 31, of Upwell, investigates the Coral Triangle in the Western Pacific in a three-part series which has been branded the documentary of the week in the latest edition of the Radio Times.
In the first of the programmes, he meets the Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia, who are famous for their fishing and swimming skills.
It was during a classics tour of Italy that he decided to be an explorer. He fell in love with West Papua, Indonesia, where he spent the next decade leading jungle expeditions.
Mr Millard, who returned to the school as the guest of honour at a speech day ceremony in 2013, said: “The response has been phenomenal since the broadcast, the first of three, on the Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia.
“I have had upwards of two thousand messages from people interested in the issues raised in the programme and we’ve been featured in most of the national newspapers.
“It was deeply humbling to spend my time with such unique communities, who show such incredible resilience as their environment changes all around them.”

Friday, April 24, 2015

1) Foreign Journalists Urged Open Access to Papua, uproar Will Protest Held

2) Urges the Government of Papua uproar Open Space of Democracy and Foreign Journalists access to Papua

3) ULMWP Statement with regard to the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Bandung Conference 
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A google translate of article in majalahselangkah.com. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. Original bahasa link at


1) Foreign Journalists Urged Open Access to Papua, uproar Will Protest Held
 Author: Frances Therese Tekege | Thursday, April 23, 2015 22:55 Viewed: 606 Comments: 0
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French journalist, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat detained in Papua currently on trial in the District Court of Class IA Jayapura, Papua, on Thursday (23.10.14) ago. Photo: Hendrikus Yeimo / MS

Jayapura, STEP MAGAZINE - Student Movement, Youth and People of Papua (uproar) will hold a rally in support of demonstrations that will be held by the Political prisoners in London and a few countries in the world are urging the Indonesian government to provide free and open access to Papua for foreign journalists , humanitarian, and human rights organizations.

This was conveyed by the Secretary General of the uproar, Samuel Womsiwor in an open discussion with students in dormitories Mamberamo Kingdom, Housing 01 Waena, Jayapura, on Thursday (04/23/2015).

Womsiwor Samuel said, "We are in an uproar already agreed and committed to a rally in support of demonstrations that will be held by the Political prisoners in London and a few countries in the world, who urged the Indonesian government to provide free and open access to Papua for foreign journalists, humanitarian organizations, and human rights organizations. "

He explained that this action will be held on 29 April 2015 simultaneously in all parts of the international community (read: Urges Open Access in Papua, Prisoner by the World Community Invite Demo in every Indonesian Embassy).

He said, "Political prisoners in London will hold a peaceful demonstration outside the Indonesian embassy. We in Papua will make the action centered University of Paradise, with the form of the action remains in place, create a media gag fragment in Papua with all wearing black clothes, black cloth to be bound The head and black Adhesive Tape to shut up. "

"We as students and future generation of Papua, let's look at the silencing of the media in Papua, as in Papua currently have terrorized the local media here and there. For that, we expect the participation of colleagues easily Papua generation to engage in peaceful protest this, "she said.

"Jokowi also tra (no, red) never keep it just promises. He said would allow foreign journalists to cover the condition of Indonesia and Papua in particular," he said. (Teresa Frances Tekege / MS)

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A google translate of article in tabloidjubi.com. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. Original bahasa link at


2) Urges the Government of Papua uproar Open Space of Democracy and Foreign Journalists access to Papua
Jayapura, Jubi - Youth and Student Movement of the People of Papua (uproar) urged the Indonesian government to open up democratic space Papua and urged the Indonesian government to immediately open access of foreign journalists to Papua.

"We urge the Indonesian government to open the democratic space in Papua. Because in Papua is no democratic space. The government will soon open a democratic space as much as possible in accordance with the promise land of Papua, "said Samuel Womsiwor, Secretary General of the Jubi Uproar in Abepura, Wednesday (22/04/2015).
Said he, Papua is the most isolated areas of conflict democratic space and access to foreign journalists in the world. And silencing dmeokrasi space is not a fiction. For the past decade access to all the information the truth that happened in Papua covered neatly by the Indonesian government.
"Man Papua continue to be slaughtered and killed for no apparent reason with various stigma. In addition, the space for human rights activists on the ground Papau sealed. Even continue to be hunted like a hunted animal. We are today asking, Indonesia toki chest and said Indonesia is a democratic space it from the point where ?, "asked Womsiwor.
In addition to asking Indonesia open democratic space, Uproar also requested to immediately open access of foreign journalists to freely cover in Papua to look closer and reveal the state of crime against Papuans.


Meanwhile, Philip youth representatives said, Papuans today misses a true democratic space and freedom to be able to voice any aspirations of Papuans without any pressure from any quarter.
"We really missed the Papuan people and expects openness democratic space and free access to foreign journalists in Papua. If Indonesia is a democratic country, then open the democratic space, "he said.
According to the observations Uproar, a process that took place today in Papua adalh authoritarian process. Basically the same as that carried out and in the days of the New Order regime that silencing of the media access and voicing all the things that are humanity. Then it Uproar calls for the immediate opening democratic space in Papua. (Arnold Belau)


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3) ULMWP Statement with regard to the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Bandung Conference

Sixty years ago, the Bandung conference of Asian and African governments opened. The conference issued a stirring denunciation of "colonialism in all its manifestations."ˇ The gathered leaders vowed to eradicate colonialism. President Sukarno of Indonesia, welcoming the delegates, recalled that it was the anniversary of Paul Revere's ride in 1775, and called the American revolution the first great anti-colonial revolution.

"We are often told: Colonialism is dead," Sukarno said in his speech. "Let us not be deceived or even soothed by that. I say to you, colonialism is not yet dead. How can we say it is dead, so long as vast areas of Asia and Africa are unfree?"

West Papua remains unfree, today, 60 years later. It is Indonesia, today, that holds West Papua as a colony. Today, the time has come to end colonial rule and permit West Papuans a genuine act of self-determination.

While Sukarno spoke against rule of one country over another, his government was using the Bandung conference to build Third World support for Indonesian plans to take over West Papua. The conference called for the end of Dutch rule over West Papua, but it failed to support Papuan self-determination. Instead: "The Asian-African Conference, in the context of its expressed attitude on the abolition of colonialism, supported the position of Indonesia in the case of West [Papua]." This was a failure to support the "Bandung spirit" of ending colonialism. But the conference also "expressed the earnest hope that the United Nations would assist the parties concerned in finding a peaceful solution to the dispute."

In the 1960s, Indonesia took possession of West Papua, despite the support for West Papuan rights expressed by many governments and peoples ˆ Melanesians, Africans, and people from around the world. The result has been more than half a century of injustice. Dutch colonialism died, but a more brutal and even more ferocious and strongly racist Indonesian colonialism took its place. Killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, and other systematic violations of human rights continue. The Indonesian government has tried to reduce the West Papuan people to a minority in their own country through the "transmigration" programme where thousands of Javanese and other Indonesians came and settled on Papuan land. It has tried to suppress indigenous West Papuan culture.

But there has also been half a century of West Papuan resistance, which continues to this day. West Papuans have never ceased asserting their identity as a Melanesian, not an Indonesian, people. Nor has international support ever ceased. Numerous African countries, for instance, declined to support the Indonesian claim to have annexed West Papua in an "act of free choice" in 1969.

On the 60th anniversary of the Bandung conference, it is time for human rights violations in West Papua to end. More than that, it is time for the inalienable right to self-determination of the People of West Papuan to be recognized, respected and implemented, at last. That right has been recognized by the leaders of five Melanesian independent countries. Consequently, the West Papuan liberation movement is seeking membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The movement also calls upon the UN and its members, in the "spirit of Bandung," to assist the West Papuan people and the Indonesian government to find a peaceful solution to the continuing dispute, a solution that honours the right to self-determination of the West Papuan people.


Octovianus Yoakim Mote
Secretary General of United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP)

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