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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 Accuweather.com.
  • 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
    YouTube.com ^ | 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
    WCCO.com ^ | 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
    www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 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 (Zenit.org).- 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...