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  1. page More Reference Links edited ... 2011 While police and soldiers watch, tens of thousands of West Papuans gather to defiantly d…
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    2011
    While police and soldiers watch, tens of thousands of West Papuans gather to defiantly display their flag, and for the third time declare themselves an independent state. They elect a President and a Prime Minister, who are immediately arrested, and given a mock trial under military supervision. The top five Papuan elected officials are currently serving jail sentences for ‘treason’
    [GR] Protesters being arrested
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    2012
    W – 2012: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a damning UPR report
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  2. page More Reference Links edited ... In spite of the Agreement between Indonesia and the UN to guarantee West Papuans the right to …
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    In spite of the Agreement between Indonesia and the UN to guarantee West Papuans the right to free speech and freedom of assembly, raising the West Papuan flag is declared illegal and the Indonesian military crush public protest. They randomly raid and bomb villages across the nation, in a blitz that perhaps took more Papuan lives than any other time. There are virtually no reliable records
    1965 – The OPM: Organisasi Papua Merdeka (Free Papua Movement) is formed as highland warriors band together and form alliances with lowland tribes nation-wide
    [GR] http://tasmaniantimes.com/images/uploads/pasukan_thumb.jpg
    1967 – Indonesian dictator Suharto grants extensive mining rights to what is still the largest gold and copper mining operation in the world
    1969 –
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  3. page More Reference Links edited ... (V) Australian primetime news goes undercover to interview the leader of KNPB shortly after th…
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    (V) Australian primetime news goes undercover to interview the leader of KNPB shortly after the last leader is assassinated. Incredible strength.
    (W) The KNPB form and organize the largest rallies the country has ever seen (KNPB Updates on West Papua Media)
    Need Article: re. West Papuans hand back Special Autonomy (Otsus) as a total failure, as demonstrated by these Papuans at the Indonesian embassy in the Netherlands. Great song!
    1828 – The western half of Papua, West Papua, is colonized by the Dutch and given the name Netherlands New Guinea
    1942 – Japanese forces invade during WWII. Papuans provide vital assistance to Allied armed forces
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  4. page More Reference Links edited ... BCE - V - 2013: Cate Blanchett narrates the IMAX production "Journey to the South Pacifi…
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    V - 2013: Cate Blanchett narrates the IMAX production "Journey to the South Pacific" highlighting West Papua's unsurpassed marine biodiversity and the joyful indigenous peoples who preserve it
    V - 2013: "Back to the Stone Age", seven photos and an article by Anne W. Semmes in the Greenwich Citizen
    P - 2012 Survival International: Indonesia declares to the UN Human Rights Council that it has no indigenous peoples!
    W - Wikipedia on "New Guinea" states that one sixth of the world's languages are spoken by Papuan tribes. It also substantiates our claim that Papuans have been living on the island for at least 40,000 years, which is also substantiated by a Lonely Planet article and a joint academic report on the discovery of ancient human settlements
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  5. page Factual Basis for the Story edited ... V – 2011: West Papuan refugees given deeds to their multi-generational camps by sympathetic Pa…
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    V – 2011: West Papuan refugees given deeds to their multi-generational camps by sympathetic Papua New Guinean landowners are attacked by the TNI, similar to the raids on Vivi's homeland in 2012 but more audacious and threatening when done outside Indonesia's claimed territory. West Papuan refugees have nowhere to hide.
    P - 2013: ABC News: "Vanuatu PM accuses UN of ignoring Papuans" - an historic speech that took great courage when the rest of the world continues to pretend it's not happening
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    State Prison. The article in Bahasa Indonesia is to encourage our Papuan readers, so they are reminded they have many friends around the world working on their behalf.
    P - 2012: "It's as though there is a war here" A Catholic priest confirms a local leader's concern about the increase in military posts along the PNG border
    Additional reference links for the Vanishing Tribes History Pages can be found at More Reference Links.
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  6. page Factual Basis for the Story edited ... Chapter 7 CHAPTER 3 - The TNI Take Revenge - part 3 ... TV commercial on YouTube (will tr…
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    Chapter 7
    CHAPTER 3 - The TNI Take Revenge - part 3
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    TV commercial on YouTube (will track you) introduced by
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    story character TheoJoshua is not
    V - 2012: ABC News TV report on Densus 88 (Detachment 88), supposedly an "anti-terrorist" squad but in reality antagonizing pacifists and accused of planting bombs in Wamena to justify their existence and foreign funding
    V - 2011: "Papuan Voices" shows police filming a massive prayer/protest meeting held to support the International Lawyers for West Papua conference in Oxford, 2011. KNPB Mako Tabuni gives an impassioned speech the year before his assassination (Bahasa Indonesia - no English translation)
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  7. page Factual Basis for the Story edited ... Classic Links V – 2006: George Telek's inspiring song of compassion for his West Papuan neigh…
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    Classic Links
    V – 2006: George Telek's inspiring song of compassion for his West Papuan neighbours captures the whole story in a 3-minute video on Youtube. Produced by David Bridie with scenes from Mark Worth's final film, including the young chief in the story who inspired our 2014 eBook's cover illustration.
    V – 2013: Jennifer Robinson introduces Benny Wenda at TEDx “Courage is Contagious" and marks 50 years since Indonesia invaded (this link repeated as a reference for Chapter 4)
    W - Explaining everything in detail, "West Papua Background" is a comprehensive reference site on the history and current situation in West Papua. Designed to help new journalists identify conflict zones, this is a highly credible source from Masters students at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.
    </span>**Chapter 1**<span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">CHAPTER 1 - Running from Eden - part 1
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    P - 2013: Human Rights and Peace for Papua (the International Coalition for Papua of faith-based and civil society organisations) releases "The Neglected Genocide - Genosida Yang Diabaikan", a report on the helicopter raids and gruesome rapes and murders that took place in the 1970s. (While the slaughter continues!) Also in Bahasa Indonesia.
    W - 2012 Human Rights and Peace for Papua, "West Papua at UN Human Rights Mechanisms", including Universal Periodic Review (UPR) reports and studies on decolonization
    W - Colony of West Papua, a hidden trust territory. A comprehensive and referenced explanation of why West Papua is already a UN trusteeship that just needs to be recognized by the United Nations, i.e., no bloody referendum is necessary to grant West Papuans their independence
    Chapter 8
    CHAPTER 3 - The TNI Take Revenge - part 4
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