FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE

If you need evidence that politicians and the mainstream media pick and choose which oppressive conflicts to cover in order to further geopolitical ambitions, you need only Google “West Papua.”

Ever heard of it? Have you ever been sitting at home watching CNN, BBC, or Fox News and heard the news anchor mention West Papua?

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MUDAR O NOME DAS FILIPINAS

Eduardo Fernandes
15 hrs

LaVanguardia.com

Duterte quer renomear as Filipinas para apagar a herança colonial espanhola.

Segundo o presidente filipino, o nome do país, de conotação hispânica e cristã, discrimina a comunidade muçulmana filipina.

EFE , MANILA
03/04/2019 – 14:39

Presidente das Filipinas , Rodrigo Duterte , expressou sua intenção de mudar o nome do país para eliminar a sua conotação colonial , uma vez que o arquipélago foi assim chamado em 1543 em honra do futuro rei Filipe II de Espanha .

“Eu tenho um nome em particular, mas eu gostaria de mudar isso porque o nome se deve ao nome do rei Felipe da Espanha”, disse ele ontem à noite Duterte em uma cerimónia no sul da província de Basilan, embora um par de semanas sugeriu mudar o nome do país como Maharlika, que atrás referência ao passado pré-hispânico das Filipinas.

“Ainda não tenho um nome específico, mas gostaria de mudá-lo porque é devido ao rei Felipe da Espanha”

Maharlika era o termo malaio que se referia às primeiras civilizações feudais que habitavam a ilha de Luzon, a maior das Filipinas, antes da colonização dos espanhóis, que durou mais de três séculos, até 1898.

“Tem sido um longo tempo. Existem muitos outros nomes. Em Mindanao ou Luzon não há Islã, fomos brutalmente convertidos. Eles mataram (os espanhóis) quem não quisesse ser cristão “, disse o presidente, segundo a transcrição de seu discurso divulgada hoje.

O falecido ditador filipino Ferdinand Marcos, de quem Duterte é um admirador declarado, também tentou, a longo prazo, mudar o nome actual do país para Maharlika.

Segundo Duterte, o nome das Filipinas, ligado à herança hispânica e cristã, discrimina a comunidade muçulmana filipina, que se concentra principalmente na ilha meridional de Mindanao.

A actual Constituição de 1987 permite que o nome do país seja mudado se o Congresso concordar e depois ratificá-lo em um referendo pela maioria da população.

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tortura na Papua

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A polícia de Papua, na Indonésia, admitiu hoje ter aterrorizado, durante um inquérito, um homem com uma cobra viva, depois de ter circulado na Internet um vídeo que denunciava o caso.
http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/info/artigo/1531198.html

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GENOCÍDIO ESQUECIDO NA PAPUÁSIA IRIAN JAYA

WEST PAPUA: THE GENOCIDE THAT IS BEING IGNORED BY THE WORLD

If you need evidence that politicians and the mainstream media pick and choose which oppressive conflicts to cover in order to further geopolitical ambitions, you need only Google “West Papua.”

Ever heard of it? Have you ever been sitting at home watching CNN, BBC, or Fox News and heard the news anchor mention West Papua?

It’s strange that this oppression receives little to no media coverage considering a recent fact-finding mission conducted by the Brisbane Archdiocese’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission reported that West Papua was experiencing a “slow motion genocide.” The report warned West Papua’s indigenous population is at risk of becoming “an anthropological museum exhibit of a bygone culture.”

When you learn what fuels the conflict in West Papua, it becomes clear why this issue receives hardly a blink from our peace-loving politicians and media establishment.

West Papua is home to one of the world’s largest gold mines (and third largest copper mine), known as the Grasberg Mine. Grasberg is majority-owned by the American mining firm Freeport McMoRan. It has reserves worth an estimated $100 billion, and the company is Indonesia’s biggest taxpayer.

Money and geopolitics usually beat out human rights. Since the Suharto dictatorship of Indonesia annexed West Papua in a 1969 U.N. referendum – largely viewed as a land grab – an estimated 500,000 West Papuans have been killed fighting to achieve independence.

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Freeport McMoRan was given rights to Grasberg when the Indonesian government signed the right to extract mineral wealth from the site in 1967. In order to preserve this quite literal gold mine, the Indonesian military uses brute force against the local indigenous population. Benny Wenda, a native Papuan who has campaigned his whole life for independence, details the kinds of experiences the local population has endured at the hands of the Indonesian military:

“Now, every morning on the way to their gardens, Benny and his mother and aunties would be stopped and checked by Indonesian soldiers. Often the soldiers would force the women to wash themselves in the river before brutally raping them in front of their children. Many young women, including three of Benny’s aunties, died in the jungle from the trauma and injuries inflicted during these attacks, which often involved genital mutilation. Every day Papuan women had to report to the military post to provide food from their gardens, and to clean and cook for the soldiers. Violence, racism and enforced subservience became part of daily routine.” [emphasis added]

Australia, a country with a cozy, albeit confusing relationship with Indonesia, plays its part in destroying any decent discussion on this horrifying issue. In November of last year, the Indonesian government asked Australia to put pressure on the Pacific nations who have begun to show support for West Papua’s campaign for independence, effectively stopping these tiny islands from “interfering” in Indonesia’s affairs. Australia has been quite complicit in this issue to date, even providing the Indonesian military with the equipment necessary to wreak havoc on the local population.

Lately, however, there has been some progress. The two countries suspended military ties after an Indonesian military official found “offensive” material at an Australian military base, including homework that suggested West Papua was part of Melanesia and should be given independence.

Regardless, Papua has the highest poverty rate in Indonesia. It is nearly three times the national average. It also has the highest infant, child, and maternal mortality rates in Indonesia, as well as the worst health indicators and the lowest literacy rates.

Imagine how greatly the West Papuans could improve their standard of living if they were allowed to control their own resources without the Indonesian military forcibly destroying their lives.

Meanwhile, an American mining company continues to make hundreds of billions of dollars at the expense of innocent natives.

Written by: DARIUS SHAHTAHMASEBI for The Last American Vagabond

http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/…/west-papua-genoci…/

#FreeWestPapua #WestPapua #Australia #Indonesia #Genocide #Media#FreedomOfThePress #OpenPapua #Jourmalism #InvestigatePapua#FactFindingMission #MakeWestPapuaSafe #FactsMatter

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Grant Noone The Project did have a story on West Papua, a few years ago, but they basically said it’s A sovereignty of Indonesia, so we can’t do anything about it. It made my blood boil. I WILL NEVER GO TO INDONESIA!
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Stephen Gill When will the ABC/4corners report on this?
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Shannon Fitzgerald It’s apalling the media too all need to face charges along with these dictators it’s discriminatory and just wrong all because they have investments in the illegal mining of native countries!!! 😡

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Jay Emz It’s being ignored because it’s the USA that’s funding it
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Lisa Campbell Australia send soo much aid money to Indo each year. And Indo has a frightfully extensive military operation. Australia also trains these Indo soldiers. The Gov are in it up to the neck sadly and too intimidated to speak up.

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Greg Wato Free West papua

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Kelly Joseph Tongai FREEDOM West Papua.

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Jennifer Mackinnon email/ [email protected]……..tis direct to The Hague,Netherlands.

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Paul Heck A repeat of East Timor

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Samson Repasa Very sad indeed….

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Jonathan Tall They need some oil.

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Jonathan Tall Landon Watt I’m referring to other interventions. Go cool down and get some sleep.

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outra vez??? Indonésia usa armas químicas na Papua Irian Jaya

Exclusive: Chemical weapons dropped on Papua

The Indonesian military has employed airstrikes in West Papua – suspected to include the banned chemical weapon white phosphorus – as a retaliation for murders following a flag-raising protest. By John Martinkus and Mark Davis .

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há mais de 50 anos um genocídio continuadamente esquecido

Uma realidade que continua na Guine Papua ! Porque não um referendo,Senhores da U N ?

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Camarada Lobo Tri

Mass Murder has occurred in the land of Papua.
The people of Papua in intimidation, tortured and killed in sadistic and treated like binatan by Indonesian military.

Can we all menyurakan their voices so that the world can find out?

Let’s voice their voices in intimidation.

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INDEPENDÊNCIA DA NOVA CALEDÓNIA

This has been too long in the waiting. Decolonisation should have ended decades ago: ‘We want to build a new society and new country… we can no longer accept French colonialism in New Caledonia.’

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