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  • Report Finds 'Slow-Motion Genocide' in West Papua

    03/26/2016 10:19:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia, has charged that "slow-motion genocide" is taking place in West Papua, an historically Christian province of Indonesia. "The Indonesians want to replace the Christian religion with Islam," said Sister Susan Connelly, the author of the commission’s report. "There is clear evidence of ongoing violence, intimidation, and harassment by the Indonesian security forces," added the commission’s executive officer, Peter Arndt.
  • Heralding an End to Indonesia’s War of Occupation (Indonesia's apartheid and genocide)

    12/27/2011 7:58:31 AM PST · by Righting · 2 replies
    Heralding an End to Indonesia’s War of Occupation Kim Peart17.12.11 4:45 amOne day an Australian Prime Minister may find the courage and resolve to fly to Washington and address the Congress and the President and inform them that we no longer agree with their policy on West Papua, that they are plain wrong to facilitate and support the ongoing Indonesian colonial occupation of western New Guinea, that the Papuan people of this territory deserve to be granted the free and fair vote that was stolen from them in the fraudulent plebiscite held in July 1969. Source
  • Many `matuto` paintings found in Kaimana

    10/26/2009 11:06:01 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 15 replies · 707+ views
    Jayapura (ANTARA News) ^ | Monday, October 26, 2009 | U/A
    Jayapura (ANTARA News) - Many "matuto" paintings, as a kind of scratches from the pre-historic rock arts, were found in a number of villages which belong to Kaimana District, Provinice of Papua Barat, a local official has said. Matuto is a shape of a half-man lizard and believed as the ancestor of heroes, Head of Jayapura Archaeology Center, Drs.M.Irfan Mahmud,M.Si said here Monday. From the research, according to Irfan, a lot of matuto paintings were found at niche surfaces made as canvas for the artists of the pre-historic time in several archaeological sites. Matuto motif belongs to an anthropomorphic group...
  • Ragged chorus flies Timor's tattered flag (touches on Iraq etc)

    05/30/2006 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Fair Go · 3 replies · 674+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 May 2006 | Piers Akerman
    THE kumbaya crowd which pressed for East Timor's independence must shoulder much of the blame for the failure of its dysfunctional Government. But while the collective of liberation theologists and civil rights lawyers cheered Fretilin's Portugese-educated Marxist guerrilla leaders, the same candle-wavers protested against the toppling of the mass murdering Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Yet East Timor, with a population estimated at about one million, whose independence was internationally recognised on May 20, 2002, is now arguably in proportionately worse shape than Iraq, population 26 million, where the first election under its new constitution took place just last December. The...
  • West Papua Delegation Donates Gold For Holy Temple

    10/08/2007 6:04:28 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 8 replies · 451+ views
    Arutz sheva ^ | 26 Tishrei 5768, 08 October 07 03:03 | Ezra HaLevi
    West Papua Delegation Donates Gold For Holy Temple 26 Tishrei 5768, 08 October 07 03:03 by Ezra HaLevi( On Wednesday, the last day of the Sukkot festival, a 34-person delegation from West Papua presented a large amount of gold to be used in the building of the Holy Temple. The delegation, including representatives of the nation’s government, explained that they study the Bible regularly and recently came upon a verse in Zecharia (6:16) reading “And the distant ones will come and build the Temple of G-d.” They discussed the passage among themselves and decided that their faith obligates them to...