Indonesia’s Silent Genocide in West Papua: Racism, Displacement, and Brutal Murder
In the last 50 years, an estimated 500,000 West Papuans lost their lives to Indonesian armed forces. The people of the most eastern province of Indonesia have been fighting an independence war since 1962. Thousands of people lost their lives to this conflict, yet the…
71 Years Too Late: It Is Time the World Pays Attention to the South Moluccan Islands
On the 25th of April, the Moluccan people celebrate the 71st anniversary of the Republik Maluku Selatan (RMS). The independent state was lawfully proclaimed in 1950, after which it was annexed by the Indonesian government. To this day, the people on the South Moluccan Islands…
70 Years of RMS: Intimidation, Prison, and Abuse for Raising National Flag in Homeland
On the 25th of April, the Moluccan people celebrated that exactly 70 years ago they self-proclaimed their independence. On that day, they declared to be the sovereign state Republik Maluku Selatan (RMS), separated from the Republik Indonesia Serikat (now known as Indonesia). This was however…
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