Activities are ongoing and have included the creation of bi-lingual publications like Raven and Paradise: Connecting Two Worlds, performance art, films and lectures including support of Pedalling for Papua, and the Isolated film three city tour, ongoing presentations, writings, and engagement within global discourses, actions, and developments concerning West Papua
through active participation in networks such as the Asia Pacific Working Group.
"We didn't want to sail into a violent confrontation with warships, our mission was to bring the sacred water and ashes as an offering of solidarity with the Indigenous people of West Papua
, and to bring attention to their struggle, which against all odds we managed to achieve " she added.
Yet even in Australia, one of West Papua
's closest neighbours, not much was known about what was happening there.
In The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua
, 1962-1969, author John Saltford investigates how Papua became part of Indonesia.
Widely respected West Papua
specialist and Australian National University academic Chris Ballard, who has worked for years with communities affected by mining in West Papua
, says that this is the standard modus operandi for mining companies operating in the Asia Pacific region.
The protests in the region erupted last week in the West Papua
region after students in East Java alleged police of mistreatment and racial abuse, reported Al Jazeera.
Police have sent 1,200 additional officers to West Papua
, Muhammad Iqbal, a national police spokesman, told media.
Wiranto did not say if the government deployed military or police officers, but a video obtained by Al-Jazeera showed hundreds of military and police personnel arriving in Manokwari, capital of West Papua
Until this news was revealed, the availability of fuel stock in the Manokwari regional distribution agency was reported to be in a safe condition and had been distributed again after the reopening of access roads that had been blocked at two points from and to the Manokwari BBM Terminal with escort from POM AL West Papua
. This distribution is carried out to strengthen the fuel stock in SPBU, DPPU Rendani, PLTD Andai and PLTD Sanggeng and ensure that the community continues to get fuel supplies for daily needs.
The military believes the attack was orchestrated by the National Liberation Army of West Papua
(TPNPB), which claimed responsibility for killing at least 19 construction workers at a remote jungle camp last year, Aidi said.
The study showed that the arrival of humans in Australia was the result of several large, planned migrations, which utilised complex watercraft and technologies, island hopping south to West Papua
. "We know that Aboriginal people have lived here for more than 50,000 years," the study's author, Professor Michael Bird from James Cook University said.