Killing Papua with Rice

After two years occupying the Presidential Palace, Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”) has not been able to meet his promises to engage meaningfully with the people of Papua. Early on in his presidency he made a trip to Papua and released political prisoners but since then he has prioritised infrastructure development. He failed so far to understand the Papuan indigenous needs and demands. This is no more evident than in his foundering plans for a rice estate in Merauke. Read more…

The Sago and the Oil Palm

It sounds impossible now asking the company to stop’, Robertino told me. ’But we are not willing to surrender. The Yerisiam are ready to die to defend our sacred sago forest. It will be our ultimate battle for future generations. Now or never’. Read more…

Mengenang Arnold Ap

Mengingat tersungkurnya Arnold Ap tiap 26 April adalah upaya mengingatkan diri bahwa Mambesak telah memberi bekal orang-orang Papua keberanian. Bukan hanya berani untuk berhadapan dengan kematian, namun juga berani hidup demi merawat harapan. Harapan untuk dapat bangkit dan memimpin dirinya sendiri, di tanahnya sendiri. Baca selengkapnya…