Above: Merauke Police respond to a protest against the creation of new provinces near Kamandu Village, on the border of Papua province and Papua New Guinea. http://www.nasional.kompas.com 12-06-2022: The government of Indonesia has in recent months announced plans to create three extra provinces in the area largely known as West Papua. The three new provinces will be 1) Central Papua Province (Meepago), 2) South Papua … Continue reading West Papua: Separatists Denounce Greater Autonomy
Above: Residents of Ilaga flee from West Papuan armed separatists. Image from http://www.en.tempo.co 06-06-2021: Throughout April and May, armed West Papuan separatist militia rampaged through the Puncak Regency, causing mayhem and leaving a trail of blood and destruction. Ostensibly claiming to be part of a “resistance” to the “oppression” of Papuans within Indonesia, the sheer cruelty of their behaviour could well be interpreted as having … Continue reading West Papua: Armed Separatists Wage Terror in Puncak
Above: Map showing US military bases encircling the People’s Republic of China (PRC) 25-04-2021: The threat of war in the Asia-Pacific looms as large as it ever has in 2021. Or should we say, the Indo Asia Pacific. The language emanates from the highest levels of Washington’s war machine, which operates a number of “Commands” in regions across the globe to maintain the US Empire. … Continue reading Land Forces 2021: No to War on China!
11-03-2021: The West’s flailing efforts to prevent being overtaken and left behind by the economic and political rise of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues. The capitalist economies of the United States of America (US), the United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU), Australia, Japan etc., stumble along, either in recession or barely above it. The economy of the PRC, on the other hand, … Continue reading Milk Tea Alliance: The Empire’s Anti-China Hoodlums
23-12-2020: Perhaps taking their cue from the declaration of a fake coronavirus pandemic, some Papuan separatists have recently self-declared a fake “government in exile”. From the leafy green surrounds of Oxford in the United Kingdom – where he has become a citizen – Benny Wenda declared himself the President of the Provisional Government of West Papua, under the effective protection of British imperialism. Not amused, … Continue reading West Papua: Separatists Declare Fake Government
West Papua: Independence or Ethnic Conflict? 23-09-2020: One year ago, dangerous riots led by West Papuan supporters of “independence” spread across Indonesia. The trigger was said to be racist insults being hurled by Indonesian soldiers at Papuan students studying at a university in East Java. The governor of East Java apologised for the insults at the time, stating that these are not the views of … Continue reading West Papua: Independence or Ethnic Conflict?
Veronica Koman: Human Rights Fraud 07-01-2020 – When leftists hear the term “human rights lawyer”, suspicions are, or should be, immediately raised. “Human rights”, so-called, has been twisted and distorted by the paid and unpaid scribes of Western imperialism into something which no longer corresponds to what these words originally meant in the English language. Wholesale wars of regime change, outright invasions and occupations of … Continue reading Veronica Koman: Human Rights Fraud
Wamena: Papuan Militia Terrorise Civilians 05-10-2019: Parts of West Papua are again in flames, after armed Papuan separatist militia launched an attack on the town of Wamena in the Papuan province of Indonesia. The death toll stands at 30, with 22 of the victims being Indonesian transmigrants, according to Indonesian national police Chief Tito Karnavian. The armed Papuan militia set fire to numerous government and … Continue reading Wamena: Papuan Militia Terrorise Civilians
West Papua: Separatists Incite Violence 04-09-2019 – The desecration of a national flag, destruction of shops, torching of government buildings. Are we talking about Hong Kong? Try West Papua. In the former, Western governments materially aid separatists, while in the latter Western governments diplomatically aid separatists – for now. Separatism in itself, under certain circumstances, may be the correct political move for an oppressed class … Continue reading West Papua: Separatists Incite Violence
West Papua: Independence Movement Spreads More False Claims 26-04-2019 – When a political movement distributes distorted facts and false claims, its legitimacy is necessarily brought into question. In the case of the independence movement in West Papua, this is a shame, for there may be a genuine case for the achievement of independence, which could potentially resolve historic injustices. Yet today, the current leadership of … Continue reading West Papua: Independence Movement Spreads More False Claims