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Separatist group attack chopper near Freeport mine

Free Papua Separatist group (OPM) attacked a helicopter carrying 29 workers and family members from Freeport-McMoRan’s trouble-plagued gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesian on Saturday (17/12), wounding one person. Read WPPN

Indonesia to Evaluate Papua’s Special Autonomy Status

Indonesia Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi has said that the government will evaluate the special autonomy status of Papua. The evaluation team will consist of officials from different ministries and the evaluation result is expected to be completed by the end of December. “The result will be issued in early January 2012,” Gamawan said in Papua on Wednesday (07/12).

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Interpol seeks Benny Wenda

An Indonesia’s Papuan criminal who escaped from jail and has been granted asylum in the UK, named on an Interpol wanted list. Benny Wenda, 37, is wanted by Indonesia on arson and murder charges. Read more »

Freeport threatened us: Strikers

Rangga D. Fadillah and Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta/Jayapura | Sat, 09/17/2011 7:00 AM

Freeport employees on strike over wage increase demands claimed they had been intimidated by PT Freeport’s management, which on Friday reported that the copper and gold mining company was losing an estimated US$19 million per day as a result of the strike. Continue reading

Cycling from Berlin to West Papua

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Cycling from Berlin to West Papua – Our introductory film!

After “Jakarta Berlin — An Inspiration to Low Carbon Traveling” AugeFilms is proud to announce its next major project: “Berlin Chennai Papua — Eurasian Cyclocross 2011-12″. Starting in July 2011 (a few days) we (Dominik Oskar Zschäbitz and Florian Augustin) will be cycling from Berlin, Germany, via Chennai, India, to Papua, Indonesia.

Why Papua?!

This first step in trying to preserve a global treasure is bringing awareness to its being threatened. Watch “Cari Hutan – In the Search of Forest – Ich suche Wald” (vimeo.com/​26316515) and you’ll know everything about our intentions behind cycling to Papua. Papua is one of the last untouched areas of our planet — however critically endangered. The work of the countless NGO’s on Kalimantan (Borneo), the Indonesian Island West of Papua, has borne fruit. The huge amount of international attention has lead to a point where companies and governments are at least pretending to seek a solution. Our opinion: Too late. So this time, let’s bring the public international eye to papua BEFORE the Palm Oil, Pulp&Paper and Mining industries do. There is still a global demand for palm oil products (cosmetics, food, biofuels), timber and gold. While the deforestation on Borneo and Sumatra might eventually come to a slow down, as long as this demand continues to grow as it currently does, the destruction will move or even diversify to Papua. Our thought: What better way is there to bring awareness and the international public eye, embodied by our cameras, to this Island (Papua) than by CYCLING there!? Hence, we intend to prove that, if this place is reachable by bicycle, this destruction is not happening far from your home! It is happening on this very planet. The ONE that we all share and that is worth fighting for!

 

Our Goal!

– Cycling to Papua, taking a big dump on some Palm Oil plantations, maybe, if the opportunity is provided, even on the Freeport Gold Mine.

– Inspiring you to take action and showing that doing so can be incredibly fun!

– Making you think: “If these hobos make it from Berlin to Papua by bike, I’ll make it from home to work at least…”

 

Currently we’re still looking for sponsorships for the trip…wink, wink…

source:

augefilms.blog.com

Indonesia: Papuan copper miners end Freeport strike

BBC News Indonesia

Indonesian unions have reached a deal with bosses of US-owned firm Freeport to end a strike at one of the world’s biggest copper mines. Continue reading

Indonesia strike hits Freeport’s Papua copper mine

Copyright : AFP

One of the biggest gold and copper mines in the world has been severely hit by a bitter pay dispute, union leaders at the Indonesian facility say.

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PLN Gives Rp4 Trillion to Eastern Regions

Friday, 10 June, 2011 | 15:32 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The state electricity company, PT PLN (Persero), disbursed Rp4 trillion to improve electrification in Indonesia’s eastern regions. These areas have the lowest rate of electrification or electrification ratio, among all PLN subscribers in Indonesia.

Most of Indonesia’s eastern regions can only access an average of 50 percent electrification. For example, Central Kalimantan has 50 percent, Southeast Sulawesi has 45 percent, and West Papua has 42 percent. To match the national scale, the electrification ratio target in these areas must reach 60 percent. Continue reading

Shameless campaign to create bloody political conflict in West Papua

Benny Wenda’s Free West Papua Campaign has launch so many irresponsible and provocative campaign. After a shameless hoax of naming innocent entity as the attacker of their website, it has launch facebook page which will be erased soon if it is continue to provoke violence in West Papua. Based on so many facts and data on the internet, Facebook authority is now watching Free West Papua Campaign closely.

Please help the creation of a peaceful Papua !

Please do not provoke violence in West Papua !

Free West Papua Pretends to be under DDoS Attack to Attract Attention to British People

The notorious criminal, Benny Wenda conducted another hate demonstration and anti-Indonesia provocative campaign early this month. The tiny online Free West Papua Campaign was portrayed as victims of Indonesia’s DDoS attack.

The story began to unfold very quickly. Free West Papua Campaign website publishes short message claiming that Indonesian Government and/or its allies was conducting DDoS attack in order to silence the West Papuan independence movement.

The author of the hoax cleverly put another message with smaller font like this :

Many thanks to all those who have given us free technical advice and help and to all those who have donated time and money to help us overcome this criminal action and cencorship. 

Soon after the announcement, Benny Wenda starts a money collection campaign. Sadly, some people might start calling, twitting, sending message each other saying that Free West Papua Campaign was under attack and they start to send their money for the hoax.

Captured of the hoax message