Indonesia
What is happening in West Papua?

The turmoil in the Indonesian ruled-Papuan provinces refuses to die down even after nearly a month of protests and violent repression.

Papua protests 6 activists and students in detention on treason charges for expressing solidarity with Papuan people

Protests are continuing in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, as well as in provinces in Indonesia, for the second week in a row despite state repression and a partial communications blackout

West papua West Papua in turmoil as police repression continues

Outrage and unrest has spread across the region, due to police violence directed at demonstrations commemorating the anniversary of the New York Agreement.

Violent Repression of Papuans marks the eve of Indonesia’s Independence Day

Over 168 Papuan protesters in the Papuan capital Jayapura along with other cities have been detained by the police, and over three dozen activists and students were injured in police violence

Indonesia Jakarta Climate-change induced “sinking” of Jakarta pushes government to relocate the capital

The city is sinking at an average of 3 inches per year, which outpaces the average yearly sea rise.

Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto Indonesian polls: No real choice for voters

The contest between incumbent Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and Prabowo Subianto does not translate into a contest between two different visions of the country

Police cracking down on students Indonesian police cracks down on students demonstrating for West Papuan rights

Members of the Papuan Student Alliance, as well as Indonesian students, organised a demonstration to demand West Papua’s right to self-determination, boycotting of elections, and closing of PT Freeport

Indonesia elections “Indonesian elections are a battle between right and far-right”

Surya Anta, spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Party of Indonesia as well as Indonesia People’s Front for West Papua, talked to Peoples Dispatch about the choices before Indonesians in the upcoming presidential elections.

Protest in support for West Papua movement Military crackdown in West Papua intensifies as Indonesia prepares for election

The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.

Indonesia Sulawesi mine collapse Dozens trapped in the collapse of a makeshift gold mine in Indonesia

38 workers are confirmed to be trapped, with fears of even more buried, inside a makeshift gold mine in Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, highlighting the dangerous shadow sector of unlicensed mining in Indonesia

Earthquake in Indonesia was rare ‘super-powerful’ event

A study published in Nature Geoscience has declared that the Palu earthquake was a “Supershear” earthquake, which means that the speed of propagation of the earthquake rupture exceeded the speed of the seismic shear wave or the S-wave

Indonesia’s attorney general calls for large-scale raids to seize communist literature

Ahead of the elections in April, the attorney general’s office has pointed to the need for more raids against “banned literature.” Anti-communist laws passed in 1966 and 1999 are often used to crack down on the left and anyone who criticizes the government

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