Pacific Scoop

Archive for November, 2013

Green MP to support West Papuan flag raising at Parliament

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will be supporting the annual flag raising in solidarity with West Papua at 1pm at Parliament on Monday December 2nd. This event is organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa every December in recognition of the anniversary of West Papuan … Read more »

Indonesian Police Chief condemns West Papua flag-raising

Press Release – Australia West Papua Association

The Bintang Kejora flag raising ceremony on Dec. 1 is forbidden nd those involved will be dealt with seriously, said National Police chief Gen. Sutarman who is visiting West Papua this week. Read more »

Indonesia: Investigate ill-treatment of protesters in Papua

Press Release – Amnesty International

Amnesty International is concerned about allegations that police ill-treated protesters involved in a pro-independence protest in Papua as well as intimidated journalists who were covering it. Read more »

Papua: Hundreds flee as Indon Police open fire on KNPB demo

Article – West Papua Media

Indonesian forces have again opened fire on a peaceful Jayapura gathering of about 500 people held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), with the shooting of at least 4 demonstrators, and the confirmed death of at least one, on November 26. Read more »

Continued actions in Wamena, Papua: Thousands Prosecute

Press Release – KNPBnews

Action continues Papuans in Wamena yesterday (27/11). Thousands of people attended the KNPB mediated action to demand the right of self-determination, as well as support the launch of the Office of Free West Papua Campaign Office in Port Moresby, PNG. Read more »

West Papua: Police to take stern action against separatists

Press Release – Antara News

The National Police Chief General Sutarman has stated that the countrys police will take stern measures against those wanting to separate Papua from Indonesia. “We will take firm action against groups or individuals wanting to separate Papua from Indonesia … Read more »

Indian Ocean Phenomenon Helping To Predict Extreme Weather

Press Release – CSIRO

A phenomenon in the Indian Ocean that affects events in southeast Australia is helping to predict extreme weather up to six months in advance. The phenomenon, the Indian Ocean Dipole, is the difference in sea-surface temperatures between the western and … Read more »

French naval vessel to make port of call in Auckland

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand

From December 4th to 9th , French Patrol Boat Prairial and its 94 sailors will conduct a routine visit in Auckland while on a maritime surveillance mission to New Zealand. The Prairial will call in several locations in New Zealand … Read more »

2014 Winston Churchill Fellows Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew today announced the recipients of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships for 2014. Read more »

West Papuan National Flag Day: 1st December

Press Release – Australia West Papua Association

The 1st of December is West Papuan National Day or National flag day. Fifty two years ago on the December 1, 1961, in the then Dutch colony of West New Guinea, the West Papuan national flag, called the Morning Star, was flown for the first time officially … Read more »

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