A British parliamentarian has told lawmakers in the UK parliament about racism faced by West Papuans in Indonesia. Alex Sobel Photo: UK Parliament Alex Sobel, who is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua, was speaking during a discussion…

The tragic death of George Floyd has revitalised the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement not only in the USA, but also in other parts of the world. In one of Australia’s closest neighbours, Indonesia, the BLM movement has helped place…

Sweden and Indonesia deepen military ties amidst West Papua conflict. Indonesian defense minister Prabowo Subianto—accused of human rights violations in the 1990s democratic uprising and occupied East Timor—wishes to further deepen the ties to its Scandinavian partner. Sweden, on the…

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua’s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest West Papua has been in the media more than usual over the last six months, with stories about…

Unrest is nothing new in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, just 500 kilometres to our north, but recent protests have erupted on a huge scale. What do Papuans want? And are they likely to get it? By James…

West Papuan university students who have been attacked by non-Papuan civilian groups during unrest in the region say they simply seek self-determination. A surge of anti-racism protests and pro-independence demonstrations by West Papuans has rocked Indonesia for the past two…
Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests. By <spanitemprop=”name”>Joshua Mcdonald</spanitemprop=”name”>,The Diplomat   At least six protesters and one soldier have been killed during clashes in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua province since unrest began over a…