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  • Report Finds 'Slow-Motion Genocide' in West Papua

    03/26/2016 10:19:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia, has charged that "slow-motion genocide" is taking place in West Papua, an historically Christian province of Indonesia. "The Indonesians want to replace the Christian religion with Islam," said Sister Susan Connelly, the author of the commission’s report. "There is clear evidence of ongoing violence, intimidation, and harassment by the Indonesian security forces," added the commission’s executive officer, Peter Arndt.
  • Plane with 54 on board crashes in remote Indonesian region

    08/16/2015 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Jemian · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:37pm EDT | Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen
    An aircraft with 54 people on board crashed in Indonesia's remote and mountainous region of Papua on Sunday, a government official said, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian nation. "The latest information is that the Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency," Air Transportation Director General Suprasetyo told reporters. "Residents provided information that the aircraft crashed into Tangok mountain." There was no immediate word on whether anyone survived.
  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 loses contact in Papua: Officials

    08/16/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    AFP - Zee News ^ | August 16 | Staff
    Jakarta: An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control Sunday during a flight in the rugged easternmost province of Papua, officials said. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua`s capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil, the search and rescue agency said on Twitter.
  • Papua New Guinea: Manam Volcano Erupts, Sends Ash up to 65,000 Feet High

    07/31/2015 3:12:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    International Business Times (IN) ^ | 7/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano erupted on Friday, sending volcanic ash as high as 65,000 feet in the air.The volcano, situated on Papua New Guinea's northern coast has erupted after 11 years. The Manam volcano erupted at about 1 p.m. local time on Friday, following which a Code Red aviation advisory was issued in the region, according to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology. The plume from Friday's volcanic eruption was said to be spreading in all directions, the Australian agency said.The last time the 1,807 meters high volcano erupted was in 2004, according to
  • BREAKING - 7.7 Earthquake 54km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (Tsunami Warning)

    03/29/2015 5:22:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    USGS ^ | 5-29-2015 | USGS
    Event Time 2015-03-29 23:48:34 (UTC) 2015-03-29 19:48:34 (UTC-04:00) in your timezone Times in other timezones Nearby Cities 54km (34mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 282km (175mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 309km (192mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea 367km (228mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea 789km (490mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea (video)

    09/08/2014 12:14:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 9-5-2014 | bacobjee
    The eruption of Mount Tavurvur volcano on August 29th, 2014. Captured by Phil McNamara.
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • Discovery of 1,800-year-old ‘Rosetta Stone’ for tropical ice cores

    04/04/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 4, 2013 | by Anthony Watts
    > Will Lonnie Thompson archive THIS new ice core data? Posted on April 4, 2013 by Anthony Watts From the Ohio State University , taken with a grain of salt since Dr. Thompson and his wife Ellen are serial non archivers of ice core data (even when asked for it), which prevents other scientists from checking their work.Discovery of 1,800-year-old ‘Rosetta Stone’ for tropical ice coresFind offers the most complete picture of Earth’s low-latitude climate history to dateThis photo from a 1977 expedition to Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru shows clearly defined annual layers of ice and dust visible in the...
  • West Papua, The Forgotten Jihad

    02/02/2013 8:00:23 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 2 replies
    Winds of Jihad ^ | January 31, 2013 | Sheik Yermami
    It is rare that we get any news from the godforsaken West Papua. Here, the Indonesian colonisers are trying hard and in the nastiest ways possible to Islamise the natives. The conflict is long, fuggly and bloody. This report is from al Jizz, so don’t expect unbiased reporting; just bear in mind that some news is better than nothing at all. People & Power investigates one of the world’s most forgotten conflicts – the West Papuan struggle for independence. When the Dutch decolonised their East Indies empire after the Second World War they handed it all to the emergent country...
  • (Liberal author:) Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer

    05/20/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies
    Pravda ^ | May16, 2012 | John Fleming
    Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer Pravda 16.05.2012 Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere. - Tiberius By John Fleming   ... Jimmy Carter affects a superficial appearance of amiability and since leaving the White House, besides his well-known work for Habitat for Humanity, he has espoused time and again humanitarian causes. He has been appointed a diplomatic plenipotentiary time and again, especially under Clinton, and he made a well-publicized trip to Cuba and met Fidel Castro recently, where he, without mentioning the repression under corporate monopoly capitalism, in Georgia and everywhere else in the U.S., chided Castro in a would-be...
  • Heralding an End to Indonesia’s War of Occupation (Indonesia's apartheid and genocide)

    12/27/2011 7:58:31 AM PST · by Righting · 2 replies
    Heralding an End to Indonesia’s War of Occupation Kim Peart17.12.11 4:45 amOne day an Australian Prime Minister may find the courage and resolve to fly to Washington and address the Congress and the President and inform them that we no longer agree with their policy on West Papua, that they are plain wrong to facilitate and support the ongoing Indonesian colonial occupation of western New Guinea, that the Papuan people of this territory deserve to be granted the free and fair vote that was stolen from them in the fraudulent plebiscite held in July 1969. Source
  • Huge Discovery For Group Searching For MIA Soldiers (WWII)

    06/28/2010 6:35:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 6/28/10 | Amelia Santaniello
    A local man has dedicated his life, and life savings, to finding the bodies of soldiers missing from World War II. Now all that searching has paid off big time. Bryan Moon lives in Randolph, Minn. and started the group MIA (Missing In Action) Hunters. The group recently made a huge discovery in Papua New Guinea, where it's believed that hundreds of World War II MIA soldiers will soon be recovered. "There are still 76,000 Americans missing in World War II and World War II has been over 65 years. You can't leave them there forever… they've got to come...
  • Police barred from penis enlargement

    04/29/2010 9:29:13 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies · 647+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:10pm EDT | Olivia Rondonuwu
    Forget about getting a job as a police officer in Indonesia's Papua if you have had your penis enlarged. You won't get it, according to local media reports citing the Papua police chief.
  • Strong earthquake causes panic in Indonesia's Papua.

    10/23/2009 5:15:23 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 461+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2009 | N/A
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  • Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered in Papua New Guinea

    09/08/2009 5:21:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 1,449+ views ^ | 9-7-2009 | Robert Booth
    A lost world populated by fanged frogs, grunting fish and tiny bear-like creatures has been discovered in a remote volcanic crater on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea. 'A giant woolly rat never before seen by science' Link to this audio A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from...
  • The two villages where mothers killed EVERY baby born a boy for ten years

    11/29/2008 8:13:49 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 68 replies · 2,737+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/28/08 | Richard Shears
    The Papua New Guinea jungle has given up one of its darkest secrets - the systematic slaughter of every male baby born in two villages to prevent future tribal clashes. By virtually wiping out the 'male stock', tribal women hope they can avoid deadly bow-and-arrow wars between the villages in the future. 'Babies grow into men and men turn into warriors,' said Rona Luke, a village wife who is attending a special 'peace and reconciliation' meeting in the mountain village of Goroka. 'It's because of the terrible fights that have brought death and destruction to our villages for the past...
  • Obama: Throwing Papau Under the Bus

    09/17/2008 4:57:55 PM PDT · by expatguy · 39 replies · 799+ views
    An American Expat in Southeast Asia ^ | 18 September 2008 | expatguy
    In an article entitled "A Forgotten Cause", Peter Tatchell sheds light on the plight of the West Papuans, many of whom are Christians and have suffered under Indonesia's brutal policy of ethnic and religious persecution. The untold story though is how the Obama campaign would sell out the West Papuans in a desperate attempt to protect Obama's presidential bid. On the 3rd of July 2007, U.S. Congressman Eni Faleomavaega would touch down in Jakarta, Indonesia. A staunch outspoken critic of Jakarta's rule over West Papua, New Guinea and a crusader for West Papua’s right to self-determination, the chairman of the...
  • More religions, more trouble

    07/18/2008 3:16:08 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 100+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jul 17th 2008 | Staff
    Radical Muslim and Christian groups stoke the embers of Papua’s conflict THE separatist conflict in Indonesia’s Papua region—formerly known as Irian Jaya and once one of the world’s great liberal causes—has become relatively quiet in recent years. Small groups of protesters still occasionally gather to wave the Morning Star independence flag and get arrested for it. But decades of repression by the Indonesian security forces, combined with the granting in 2000 of partial autonomy from Jakarta, have sapped the separatists’ ranks. However, according to a recent report on the region, there is a risk that the separatist conflict may be...
  • Religious Murdered in Papua New Guinea (speared to death with steel rod)

    09/04/2006 7:04:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 742+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 4, 2006
    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, SEPT. 4, 2006 ( A religious brother of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God was speared to death with a steel rod last week outside this capital city. Brother Augustine Taiwa, who was in his 40s, was attacked near the Xavier Institute at Bomana, where he had been attached as coordinator of pastoral courses for the past three years. The Vatican's missionary dicastery learned of the tragedy Saturday. Brother Augustine was speared while driving a van between the Vanuatu junction and the Bomana Seminary, along the road toward the Correctional Service Institution, said...
  • Papuan stand-off (Sad State of Affairs)

    03/25/2006 4:06:12 AM PST · by CheyennePress · 2 replies · 315+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 25, 2006 | Sian Powell
    March 25, 2006 HIDING in a tattered hut in West Papua's dense jungle and existing on food brought by sympathetic villagers, university student Everistus Kayep is confused by the maelstrom that has engulfed his life. Two weeks ago he was studying maths and management at Cendrawasih University, on the outskirts of West Papua's provincial capital of Jayapura. A native Papuan, he had been monitoring the accelerating tension in Indonesia's remote and resource-rich province. Demonstrations had erupted in Java while hundreds of kilometres to the east, in West Papua, blockades were manned by tribal locals armed with bows and arrows, skirmishes...
  • Scientists Discover Dozens of New Species

    02/06/2006 8:28:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 895+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/06 | Robin McDowell - ap
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A team of scientists exploring an isolated jungle in one of Indonesia's most remote provinces said they discovered dozens of new species of frogs, butterflies and plants — as well as large mammals hunted to near extinction elsewhere. The team also found wildlife that were remarkably unafraid of humans during their rapid assessment survey of the Foja Mountains, which has more than two million acres of old growth tropical forest, Bruce Beehler, a co-leader of the monthlong trip, said in announcing the discoveries on Tuesday. Two Long-Beaked Echidnas, a primitive egg-laying mammal, simply allowed scientists to pick...
  • Powerful Quake Hits Papua New Guinea

    12/11/2005 8:05:05 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 9 replies · 418+ views
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful undersea earthquake shook Papua New Guinea early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate indications of whether it caused damage, injuries or a tsunami. The quake had an initial magnitude of 6.8 and struck at 12:20 a.m. in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea, the USGS said. Its center was estimated to have been at a depth of six miles, it said. The region is about 1,440 miles north of Brisbane, Australia.
  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.0 - PAPUA, INDONESIA

    08/08/2005 2:26:27 AM PDT · by bd476 · 9 replies · 468+ views
    USGS Earthquake Hazards ^ | August 8, 2005
    Magnitude 6.0 - PAPUA, INDONESIA 2005 August 8 08:33:56 UTC Preliminary Earthquake Report U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information CenterWorld Data Center for Seismology, Denver A strong earthquake occurred at 08:33:56 (UTC) on Monday, August 8, 2005. The magnitude 6.0 event has been located in PAPUA, INDONESIA. The hypocentral depth was poorly constrained. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time Monday, August 8, 2005 at 08:33:56 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Monday, August 8, 2005 at 5:33:56 PM = local time at epicenter Location 3.868°S, 140.143°E Depth 8.6 km (5.3 miles) (poorly constrained) Region PAPUA, INDONESIA...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • PAPUA (muslims): PRIEST KILLED, 22 CHURCHES CLOSE (50,000 run to the mountains)

    11/29/2004 10:31:03 PM PST · by miltonim · 24 replies · 1,776+ views
    Assist News ^ | November 25, 2004 | Elizabeth Kendal
    AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- There are fears that Kopassus, the Indonesian Special Forces, are fomenting unrest in Papua that would then appear to justify a massacre of the indigenous Papuans. Papuan human rights activist John Rumbiak says that Papua is a 'time bomb waiting to go off'. He says there are now more than a million Indonesians (nearly all Javanese Muslims) in Papua, closing the demographic gap on the 1.5 million largely Christian national Papuans. Rumbiak also said that 25,000 Indonesian troops had entered Papua since 2000. Furthermore, peace is threatened by the Laskar Jihad and the militias set up by...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Reckless (4/22/1944) - Sep 2nd, 2004

    09/01/2004 11:11:02 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 113 replies · 1,698+ views
    World War II Magazine | March 1994 | Al Hemingway
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The Islamisation of Papua

    12/16/2003 6:28:53 PM PST · by miltonim · 3 replies · 111+ views
    Barnabas Fund ^ | Papua 15 December 2003
    President Megawati recently (February 2003) signed a presidential decree dividing West Papua into three new provinces without the required approval of the indigenous Papuan population and its representatives. Autonomy would be granted to each province separately rather than to Papua as a whole. In two of these new provinces (West Irian Jaya and Central Irian Jaya) migrant Muslims would be politically dominant because of their large numbers. This decision seems to be aimed at ensuring central government control of Papua, reneging on former promises of increased autonomy to the indigenous Papuans. The move will further empower the migrant Muslim population...

    12/13/2003 7:27:37 AM PST · by miltonim · 3 replies · 115+ views
    Assist News ^ | Papua New Guinea Tuesday, June 3, 2003 | By Elizabeth Kendal - World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission
    the military destroyed many houses and at least 11 churches, mostly with flamethrowers. The human rights group Elsham said there were over 50 instances of the TNI, whenever they found a Bible, burning it in contempt. ---------------AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- Papua (Irian Jaya) is a former Dutch colony of Melanesian peoples on the western half of the island of New Guinea. Today, over 90% of all indigenous Papuans are officially reckoned as Christians. Papua was annexed by Indonesia in 1963. In December 2001 President Megawati Sukarnoputri signed a Special Autonomy law into effect. Church leaders were involved in writing the law,...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Papua Campaign (7/1942-1/1943) - Nov. 30th, 2003

    11/30/2003 12:00:39 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 51 replies · 3,526+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Papua New Guineans Among World's First Farmers

    06/20/2003 8:09:05 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 291+ views
    News In Science ^ | 6-20-2003
    Papua New Guineans among world's first farmers Friday, 20 June 2003 Papua New Guinea's highlands are one of the places where farming first began (Pic: ANU) Papua New Guinea's highlands was one of the cradles of farming, where some of the world's staple food plants were first domesticated, researchers have confirmed. The region now joins five others as a core area in which the agricultural revolution - the world's most dominant landuse - had its origins, report a team led by archaeologist Dr Tim Denham of Adelaide's Flinders University in today's issue of the journal Science. "Until recently, the evidence...
  • Jihad warriors back in business (Religion of Peace Alert)

    03/07/2003 5:11:58 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies · 305+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 7, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    An Islamic militant group that has slaughtered thousands of Christians in Indonesia continues to operate despite formally announcing it had disbanded. Laskar Jihad, which wants to make Indonesia an Islamic state, has established at least 12 military training camps with more than 2,000 fighters in the eastern province of Papua, the former Irian Jaya, according to recent reports from human rights groups, the Assist News Service said.
  • Papua New Guinea earthquake... 7.5

    09/08/2002 4:53:30 PM PDT · by 2sheep · 59 replies · 613+ views
    USGS NEIS bulletin ^ | 9/8/02 | USGS
    The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred about 60 miles (95 km) west-northwest of Wewak, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea or about 520 miles (840 km) northwest of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea at 12:44 PM MDT today, Sep 8, 2002 (Sep 09 at 4:44 AM local time in Papua New Guinea). A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.5 WAS COMPUTED FOR THIS EARTHQUAKE. The magnitude and location may be revised when additional  data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at...