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Benny Wenda and members of Lucky Dube record West Papua freedom song

West Papuan musician and spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Benny Wenda has joined forces with former members of the Reggae King, Lucky Dube’s band to record a song for his people in West Papua.

The … Read More

Dozens of West Papuans arrested, many tortured for joining pro MSG rallies

At least 81 people have been arrested in West Papua by Indonesian authorities at a number of protest rallies being held, calling for the application of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to be accepted in the upcoming Melanesian … Read More

West Papua’s bid to join Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) gathers momentum

A video serving as a rallying call to the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has been produced, urging the membership bid of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to be accepted.

The bid for membership was formally submitted to the MSG … Read More

New footage emerges of West Papua massacre

New video footage showing the bloody aftermath of the ‘Paniai massacre’ in West Papua highlights the urgent need for Indonesia to hold an independent and transparent investigation into the tragedy, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) said on Thursday.

In December … Read More

West Papua freedom struggle reaches South Africa

The Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda has this week embarked on his first ever official tour to South Africa, aimed at building support for the self-determination struggle in his homeland. His arrival comes only days after he … Read More

West Papua resubmits application for MSG membership

United Liberation Movement for West Papua/ULMWP, newly formed West Papuan coordinating body which comprised of three main resistance groups, namely Federal Republic of West Papua, West Papua National Parliament and West Papua National Coalition for Liberation have submitted their application … Read More

West Papua has suffered enough, says PNG Governor

Papua New Guinea’s Oro Province Governor Garry Juffa has announced his stand in the ongoing struggle for a FREE WEST PAPUA.

The governor said that the dilemma that the West Papuans face is a long time issue that the government of … Read More

Massacre in West Papua

Five West Papuan people were shot dead and 12 others injured when Indonesian troops and police fired into a crowd of civilians in the highlands region of Paniai on Monday.

Local sources quoted by newspaper Suara Papua say the crowd … Read More