Indonesia Pressured Us: PEPERA (Act of “free” Choice) 1969 Testimony

by Papuan Voices [Merauke] — via EngageMedia.Org Dec 01, 2011 Witnesses talk about what really happened during West Papua’s (supposed) Act of Free Choice (or in Indonesian Penentuan Pendapat Rakyat, PEPERA), in July 1969. The testimonies reject the Indonesian government’s claim that the people of Papua willingly voted to be integrated with Indonesia. They say … Continue reading Indonesia Pressured Us: PEPERA (Act of “free” Choice) 1969 Testimony

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A Small Paradise That Will Be Annihilated: View From Merauke, West Papua

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 12:37 Opinion (first appeared at http://www.indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6461:a-small-paradise-that-will-be-annihilated-view-from-merauke-west-papua&catid=62:southeast-asia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=84 ) A Small Paradise That Will Be Annihilated: View From Merauke, West Papua Rosa Biwangko Moiwend, 2010 The Land of Papua, a land of great riches, a small paradise that fell to earth. This is how Frangky Sahilatua, the Malukan musician, sings the praises of … Continue reading A Small Paradise That Will Be Annihilated: View From Merauke, West Papua

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