Wednesday, September 14, 2011

more pif coverage

Published: September 8, 2011
by Catherine Delahunty
Yesterday I was proud to be part of a vigil outside the South Pacific Forum organised to highlight the West Papua issue. Genocide is not a word to be used lightly but for the last forty years West Papua has been the dirty secret of the Melanesian Pacific. These people are Melanesian who through the machinations of colonial history have been separated from their neighbours Papua New Guinea and occupied by the Indonesians............................
http://blog.greens.org.nz/2011/09/08/calls-to-free-west-papua-at-the-pacific-forum/
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Published: September 13, 2011
by Catherine Delahunty
It is the “International Year of Forest” and today I dedicated a forum at Parliament to Kelly Kwalik a forest defender who was murdered in West Papua in December 2009 and to Jose Ribeiro da Silva and Maria de Espirito Santa da Silva forest environmental activists murdered in Brazil May 2011..................................
http://blog.greens.org.nz/2011/09/13/“the-year-of-the-forests”-forum/
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Pacific cannot be truly free until West Papua is free, say activists
West Papuan protesters demonstrate at Auckland University when UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a speech. Photo: Henry Yamo / PMC
Asia-Pacific Journalism, Pacific Media Centre
14 September, 2011 Henry Yamo
“Free West Papua” ... the Pacific isn’t free until West Papua is free. That is the four-decades-old West Papuan slogan that reverberated for a week as the Pacific islands countries gathered for the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum in New Zealand...............
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nzherald.co.nz
Pacific Islands Forum opens with a protest
10:22 AM Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
The Pacific Islands Forum formally opened this morning - the only signs of controversy a protest in support of West Papua outside.............................
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10749993
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nzherald.co.nz

Maire Leadbeater: Pacific Island Forum ignores deadliest issue in its patch

West Papuans have asked our leaders for help. Maire Leadbeater wonders if they will listen.......................
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10748245
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RNZI

Non-government organisations which have been campaigning on behalf of self determination for the people of Papua in Indonesia say they're encouraged by the statement from the...
00:49 on 09 September, 2011 UTC
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A New Zealand Greens party MP has called in the government not to strengthen bi-lateral defence ties with Indonesia while human rights abuses continue in Papua....
08:31 on 08 September, 2011 UTC
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A group of Papuan independence activists in Auckland are hoping Pacific leaders have heard their calls for self-determination and the inclusion of West Papua in the...
00:20 on 07 September, 2011 UTC
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A Papuan, who's part of the Indonesian government delegation in Auckland to observe this week's Pacific Islands Forum summit, says Jakarta is about to change its...
05:08 on 06 September, 2011 UTC
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A Papuan, who's part of the Indonesian government delegation in Auckland to observe this week's Pacific Islands Forum summit, says Jakarta is about to change its...
The Pacific Islands Forum is being told it must speak out about the ongoing instability in the Indonesian region of Papua. Groups representing the indigenous Melanesian...
07:21 on 31 August, 2011 UTC
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Native Affairs Maori TV 5 September 2011 –
Excellent interview with Paula and other comments including from Oscar Temaru

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