DR GREG POULGRAIN is talking about his new book JFK vs Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia at a special West Papua Zoom-Summit on Sunday 19 September 2021. The book is the culmination of forty years of intensely focussed research, with a foreword by Oliver Stone (whose JFK revisited: through the looking glass premieres at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival) and comprehensive afterword by renowned Kennedy researcher James DiEugenio. George Kahin, one of the most recognised scholars on modern Indonesia, claims the ground-breaking account ‘changes our historical perspective on this region’.
The assassination of UN Sec-General Dag Hammarskjöld and betrayal of West Papua’s Decolonisation Program that he had championed, Indonesia’s usurpation of the Non-Self-Governing territory; the overthrow of Indonesian President Sukarno by CIA-approved General Suharto, the massacre of more than a million Indonesian ‘communists’ (rice farmers) to to drive a wedge between Communist China and Communist USSR, US Freeport’s acquisition of mining rights in West Papua to the world’s richest gold-and-copper field in the world …… Poulgrain (2020) shows why and how CIA Director Allen Dulles orchestrated this incredible and ghastly list of crimes.
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HERB PATTEN, FIRST NATIONS ELDER AND GUM-LEAF VIRTUOSO opens the book launch. Mr Patten is of the Ganaikurnai tribe (traditional owners of Gippsland), the Yorta Yorta Nation (Murray River, Shepparton) and the Wiradjuri (of the lands between the Macquarie, Lachlan and Murrumbidgee rivers). His gum leaf compositions, whether of birdsong or jazz or country, in great venues or on the steps of the Flinders St Railway Station, are heralded by kids, mums and dads, and professional musicians. Mr Patten is also an accomplished visual artist, with five permanent works in the Art Gallery of Victoria.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, WEST PAPUA TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT will update the current political and health situations in West Papua, talking about the progress of the WP Transitional Government which is now well supported (even by early Papuan critics) and busy developing its bureaucracies and socialising its constitutions. Poland has now joined the 84 UN member-states pressing Indonesia to allow the UN Fact-finding Mission it agreed to in 2017 but has frustrated ever since. Meantime the Indonesian government ignores the crisis of its hospitals in Jayapura, Manokwari and Timika that have no oxygen and no more beds, with very sick people dying outside in tents. Last week it sent two generals to negotiate with Prime Minister Edison Waromi about its plans to hold the Indonesian National Games (PON) in West Papua in October 2021!!
REVIEWS OF JFK VS Allen Dulles: BATTLEGROUND INDONESIA
1. From West Papua perspective by Louise Byrne, West Papua Womens Office, Docklands
JFK vs Allen Dulles, Review, Louise Byrne
2. Comprehensive review by Ed Curtin, Sociology lecturer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; Author of Seeking truth in a country of lies
Ed Curtin, Review, Poulgrain 2020 Ed Curtin is a
3. Greg Poulgrain’s notes on Dulles and Hammarskjöld
Greg Poulgrain, Hammarskjold and Dulles
4. Greg Poulgrain, Radical Australia, 3CR Radio, 1 September 2021
or at https://audio.3cr.org.au/3cr/radical-australia/2021/09/01/0600/202109010600_radical-australia_64.mp3
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