WW2 in West Papua

On 10 December 2017, the West Papua Womens Office in Docklands launched its exhibition World War II in West Papua, 1942-1945 at the Australian Catholic University Art Gallery in Brunswick St Fitzroy. Former ABC journalist Margaret Coffey compèred an impressive

West Papua: brief overview, 2020

WEST PAPUA: Brief overview, 2020 This fully referenced photo-essay, of thirty-six (A4) pages in PDF downloadable form, provides an overview of the West Papuan people and their unique environment, their Dutch colonial history-including the devastating impact of World War II

Farewell Natalie, Mon 28 Sep 2020

On 28 September 2020, the West Papua Womens Office shared stories about founding member Natalie Adadikam, who had died peacefully after a long illness. Our edited recordings at bottom of this page. For images in left column, click for larger-view.

ULMWP begs UN to warn Indonesia against war in Papua; Jokowi warns UNGA about ‘territorial integrity’

ULMWP Media Statement, 25 September 2020 ULMWP begs UN to discipline Indonesia against waging more war against Papuans, as Jokowi lectures UNGA about his nation’s ‘territorial integrity’ On 19 September 2020, the Indonesian military shot Pastor Jeremia Zanambani as he

West Papua honours UN leader at international summit

Media Statement, 13 September 2020 West Papua honours UN leader at international summit An international online summit will be held on Sunday 13 September to commemorate the work of Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General, 1953-1961—a global champion for the fair treatment

Professor Amien Rais Address, September 2020

Professor Amien Rais Address, September 2020 English translation of a measured but explosive address by Javanese Professor Amien Rais, an influential academic and Muslim scholar, central government politician, and one of the political elite that forced President Suharto’s resignation in

What is the United Liberation Movement for West Papua?

United Liberation Movement for West Papua ~ its mission, activities, achievements was presented by Spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak to the International League of Peoples Struggle Webinar on 28 July 2020 [r-click slides for larger view; scroll down for PDF to download/print]

Join tree-planting ceremonies for West Papua and UN Sec-General Dag Hammarskjöld (1953-1961)

West Papua Womens Office in Docklands and Democratic Republic of Congo Community (Victoria) are planting a tree in honour of Dag Hammarskjöld, the UN Secretary-General found dead on 18 September 1961 after a plane-crash near the border of the Democratic

West Papua Shop in Docklands office is open (online too)

FRWP Womens Office sells a range of unique merchandise (books, art, documents, brochures, CDs and DVDs, jewellery, Morning Star flags) to increase awareness of West Papuan history, culture, environment, geography, music, politics, and identity. All profit goes to the considerable

Dag Hammarskjöld, West Papua, and the United Nations

The West Papua Office in Docklands has adapted quickly to COVID-19 restrictions, and our first Open Day in 2020, on Sunday 19 April, was a ‘webinar’ (online forum) featuring well-informed speakers presenting perspectives on the life of UN Secretary-General Dag

What’s going on in West Papua behind COVID-19?

ULMWP MEDIA STATEMENT, 1 April 2020 What’s going on in West Papua behind COVID-19? On Tuesday 31 March 2020, a man in a shadowy photo apparently walked out of West Papua’s airport in Sentani, fell over, and died. He isn’t

Indonesia pressured to begin negotiating with ULMWP

ULMWP Media Statement, 14 March 2020 Indonesia pressured to negotiate with United Liberation Movement for West Papua  As Defense Minister (and former general) Prabowo Subianto escalates Indonesia’s war against West Papuans, the Jokowi government is under pressure to respond to

West Papua 1942 to 2019: the legals, the politics, and the only way forward

This document by Jacob Rumbiak is a fully referenced exposé of the twenty-year-period in West Papua between 1942 and 1962, covering the Pacific War (1942–44) and the nation’s twelve years as a UN Non-Self-Governing Territory (1950–62). It also includes a

Two legal documents: West Papua: real-politik v international law; Papua’s right to self-determination under international law

Two papers by ICJ lawyers that analyse and dissect the New York Agreement (1962-1969), one by George Ernest Lambert written in 2000, the other by Melinda Janki published in 2010. George Lambert was a judge with the Australian Family Law