Free West Papua

26 January 2010: European Members of Parliament are supporting the West Papuan call for Independence from Indonesia who invaded the Western part of New Guinea in 1963.

ipwp.org is a growing network of 'International Parliamentarians for West Papua' who are opposing the Indonesian colonisation of the Papua land. They are lobbying for a referendum on West Papuan self-determination.

Further information: FreeWestPapua.org

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Free West Papua

Claudio von Planta Business

This Channel offers an insight into the West Papuan independence struggle against Indonesia.

Indonesia invaded the Western part of New Guinea in 1963, occupied the land with over 1 million Malay settlers and started to exploit the vast copper, gold,…


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This Channel offers an insight into the West Papuan independence struggle against Indonesia.

Indonesia invaded the Western part of New Guinea in 1963, occupied the land with over 1 million Malay settlers and started to exploit the vast copper, gold, oil and gas resources with the help of companies like Freeport-McMoran (USA), BP (UK) and others. Most indigenous Papuans oppose this proxy-colonization. In retaliation they suffer ruthless repression.

In 1989 the filmmaker Claudio von Planta succeeded to produce 'Rebels of the Forgotten World', his first documentary on the Papuan independence movement. He stayed in touch ever since and together with other filmmakers he continues documenting the West Papuan struggle for self-determination.

Further information on the West Papuan Independence Movement can be found on the following links:

bennywenda.org
freewestpapua.org
ipwp.org
ilwp.org

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