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Indonesia restores military ties with Australia after latest neighbourly dispute

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo talks to reporters in the Indonesian capitals Jakarta on January 5. Beawiharta/Reuters Yohanes Sulaiman, Un...

Behind the beauty of Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands lie poverty and neglect

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.19.2016 | Travel
The Conversation Global

Trekpedition.Com/Flickr, CC BY-NC Asmiati Malik, University of Birmingham For the month of October, people walking past Times Square in New York Cit...

Indonesia attempts to crush mass peaceful rallies across West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

In every corner of West Papua and in several Indonesian cities, the people of West Papua gathered peacefully to show their true aspirations.

Papua is Not Indonesia's Palestine

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Last month, the Free Papua Movement held a meeting in London, attended by a number of lawyers, parliamentarians, and activists. In the main, the meeti...

Indonesia's brutal crackdown in West Papua highlights our need for self-determination

Benny Wenda | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

Over the past few days, around 600 West Papuan people have been reportedly arrested simply for peacefully demonstrating to call upon the Africa Caribb...

The Road to Freedom for West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

A historic step on the road to freedom for West Papua took place in London last week. At a meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua in the Houses of Parliament, a new declaration was signed calling for an internationally supervised vote on the independence of West Papua.

Indonesia Supports Palestinian Independence - What About West Papua?

Benny Wenda | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Benny Wenda

Earlier this year, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta with the theme "Independence is the right of...

Traveling the World -- A Lady and Her Bicycle

Chana Widawski | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Chana Widawski

I couldn't believe it -- I had jumped into the pages of National Geographic. I had sprung myself across a rickety makeshift bridge, gaping at a raging river in the highlands of West Papua, Indonesia, and there I stood, mesmerized by a procession of men wearing nothing but feathers in their hair and koteka, gourds, on their penises.

WATCH: This May Be The Most Creative Classroom Ever

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

How many kids do you know that cheer and clap at the sight of their teachers? After just one glimpse of this video, it's obvious that the team of ...

WATCH: Could This Pacific Island Be Any More Beautiful?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Not only is West Papua home to 2,000 species of sea life, but it's teeming with some of the coolest, most distinctive animals found across the globe. ...

Independence for Papua a Futile Goal

William J. Furney | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
William J. Furney

Why does the Indonesian government protect Papua?: it is where the largest gold mine in the world is located, the Grasberg mine operated by the American firm Freeport-McRoRan, an annual billion-dollar generator of income for the state coffers.

Everyone Profits From West Papua Except for Papuans

Benny Wenda | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Benny Wenda

You would think that being home to the world's largest goldmine, West Papua would be a land of riches. Yet we remain the poorest part of all of Indonesia. The world's largest gold and copper mine, Freeport, has caused permanent environmental devastation to our sacred lands.

Unrest in Indonesia's Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Work recently resumed in the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, but the suffering continues while officials and multinationals maneuver to manage Southeast Asia's resource curse.

Sea Planes, Dutch Explorers and Suffocated Coral

James Morgan | Posted 02.25.2012 | Green
James Morgan

2011-12-26-kabui.jpgAs I fly along the east coast of Kabui Bay, I can see where the ocean is stained red.

Do the British Still Rule India?

David Hill | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
David Hill

Or do the French rule Algeria? The Portuguese, Angola? The Italians, Libya?

PHOTOS: Graffiti And Anthropology At Known Gallery

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

In the lastest Known Gallery exhibition, "Whitewash," the artistic process is understood as more than simply creation; it's a candid response to those...

Kep Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

James Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James Morgan

2011-01-27-jamesmorgan.jpgI've been fortunate enough to see a lot of the world in my lifetime -- but I've never seen a place as beautiful as this.