Category Pacific » 76 political prisoners behind bars, says new Papuan report

“Residents of the surrounding villages of Kamanap and Kanawa were reportedly beaten, tortured and given death threats by security forces,” says the Papuans Behind Bars report.The West Papuan Morning Star flags were confiscated by the Indonesian military.Another 11 West Papuan men, who were arrested during a police invasion on 19 May 2013 in Oksibil in […]

pacific media centre | articles: FIJI: Former coup leader Rabuka admits to political ambitions in NZ TV interview

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / The Nation): The leader of Fiji’s first two coups and a former elected prime minister who ushered in the 1997 constitution, Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka, admits he still has political ambitions. He also believes Australian and New Zealand sanctions imposed on Fiji are “punishing the innocent”. Rabuka, who led both coups […]

NAMORONG REPORT: MP reveals motives for #PNG Govt takeover of Ok Tedi

THE people of Western have been warned by the Opposition to be wary of the government’s plan to take control of the PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP). Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Tobias Kulang told a press conference in Port Moresby last week that PNGSDP, which facilitated substantial funds for future development of Western, could be in danger […]

AWPA Sydney News: Al Jazeera video report-Papua on alert after deadly attack on troops

Indonesian province of Papua placed on high alert after the killings of eight soldiers in two separate incidents. Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 02:52 Army commanders in Indonesia are deciding on how to respond to the killing of eight soldiers in two separate attacks in a remote province of Papua. Seven soldiers died in an […]

NAMORONG REPORT: Questions for Pundari et al re Experimental Seabed Mining

The Minister for Environment, John Pundari, has called for Public Consultations regarding his decision as former Mining Minister to grant Nautilus Minerals the tok orait to conduct its Seabed a mining Experiment here in Papua New Guinea. If you are lucky to attend the forums at NRI here in Port Moresby or at DWU in […]

Papuan Prisoner of Conscience Filep Karma in Jakarta for Medical Treatment « West Papua Media Alerts

Press Release – Karma family Papuan Prisoner of Conscience Filep Karma in Jakarta for Medical Treatment Jakarta, Indonesia [27 September 2012]. Filep Karma, a political prisoner of conscience from Papua, has attended a two-week medical treatment in Jakarta hospital and now is back in the Abepura prison in West Papua. He arrived in Jakarta on […] COMMITTEE OF HAWAIIAN NATIONALS PROTESTS 
NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL COMMISSION Ceremony To “Legitimize” Native Hawaiian Roll An Insult To Hawaiian Kingdom Ali`i The Committee of Hawaiian Nationals opposes the formation of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission and its objectives for three primary reasons. The State of Hawai`i has no lawful authority either under its domestic law (the US Constitution) or under international law, […]

Radio New Zealand : News : National : Plot to kill Fiji leader denied

Rajesh Singh, a Fiji man living in Auckland, says police have told him that former Fiji Army officer Ratu Tevita Mara and another person discussed ways to kill Frank Bainimarama and the Attorney General.The conversation allegedly took place at Mr Singhs house two weeks ago.Colonel Mara says the accusation is absurd, because hes never thought […]

Whenua Fenua Enua Vanua: Anti-capitalism must feature at hikoi against asset sales

by Valerie Morse Anti-capitalist: Why the ‘C’ word needs to feature as part of the hikoi against asset sales Starting this week, a nation-wide hikoi is leaving the far north and traveling to Wellington carrying a raft of messages to the government. These include opposition to state asset sales, opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement […]

NAMORONG REPORT: Airlines PNG Plane crashes in Western Province #PNG

The plane carrying 11 passengers, two of which were experts, representing UN and World Vision while another is the brother of former Milne Bay Governor Tim Neville, a seven month pregnant lady and three kids including the officers from the National Cultural Commission and the two airline crew. via NAMORONG REPORT: Airlines PNG Plane crashes […]

Police commissioner plays down Tuhoe hara

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall has upset supporters of those caught up in the Tuhoe terror raids of 2007.In a written statement to a radio documentary about the failed attempt to prosecute the raids under the Terrorism Suppression Act, commissioner Marshal claimed on three of the 17 original defendants were Tuhoe and all the rest were […]

NAMORONG REPORT: Who is @PurePapua and what does he stand for?

On Twitter he is simply known as @PurePapua « a Papuan-rights activist. His goal is to see the liberation of West Papua from the imperialist, Indonesia. He believes in self-determination, he believes in the right of an ancient indigenous population to decide on their future, their land, their sea, their heritage, and their children.Can @PurePapua […]

Howard Morgan, Black Off-Duty Cop Shot 28 Times By White Chicago Officers, Faces Sentencing

“Four white officers and one black Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad police man with his weapon on him — around the corner from our home — and he just decided to go crazy? No. That’s ludicrous,” Morgan’s wife, Rosalind Morgan, told the Sun-Times.She was not the only person to doubt CPD’s side of the story. […]

Groups Urge U.S. Not to Sell Attack Helicopters to Indonesia || AK Rockefeller

Press ReleaseContact: John M. Miller, +1-718-596-7668; mobile: +1-917-690-4391, john@etan.orgEd McWilliams, +1-575-648-2078, edmcw@msn.comMarch 30, 2012 – Ninety organizations today urged the U.S. government and Congress not to provide deadly attack helicopters to Indonesia. Indonesia has announced that it plans to buy eight AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the United States.The groups warned that the helicopters will […]

Melissa Harris-Perry | – Trayvon’s killer deploys the ‘black friend’ defense

Among the highlights of Oliver’s defense, some of which were highlighted by NewsOne: Zimmerman isn’t racist. Nor was his deed racist. Zimmerman was in fear for his own life, and in a life-and-death struggle with Trayvon. He knows this because his gut is telling him so. Trayvon initiated the confrontation, because he was also fearful. […]

NAMORONG REPORT: Recovering the State of West Papua, Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Forkorus Yoboisembut, Edison Gladius Waromi, Agustinus M. Sananay Kraar, Selpius Bobii and Dominikus Sorabut were sentenced to three years in prison, Friday (16/3). They were charged with founding the independent state of West Papua. However according to the accused, the Third Papuan Congress simply affirmed the Papuan independence that was in place before Indonesia entered […]

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