Finding a dignified resolution for West Papua

Post written by Susan Connelly
15 May, 2016
Read Pastor Benny Giay’s comprehensive presentation on West Papua. [...]
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New West Papua Report

Post written by Susan Connelly
9 May, 2016
Read the report ‘We Will Lose Everything’ from a recent visit to Papua. [...]

Church leaders condemn recent violence in West Papua

Post written by Susan Connelly
4 January, 2016
Read about responses to recent killings. For a full account of the ongoing violence in December 2015, refer to this summary from the Australia West Papua Association. [...]

René Girard ~ Man for Our Times

Post written by Susan Connelly
15 November, 2015
René Girard interpreted human violence in a way that challenges each of us to face reality in this increasingly violent world. Find here some articles which give an introduction to his extraordinary work and thought.   [...]

More Murdoch Murder of the Facts

Post written by Susan Connelly
7 September, 2015
An article entitled “Nation pulls weight on refugees” by Stefanie Balogh appeared in “The Australian” on August 8, 2015. Its title, its selective use of figures, and its claim of Australian generosity in comparison to other nations in its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, made it a misrepresentation of a Report which had been made by the Refugee Council of Australia. To challenge this twisting of the Report, the CEO of the Refugee Council, Paul Power, wrote to the Letters Editor of The Australian. Here is his letter: “Dear Editor, It’s disappointing that The Australian misrepresents the Refugee Council [...]

Australia’s neighbours suffer human rights abuses

Post written by Susan Connelly
19 August, 2015
On August 15, 1962, the future of West Papua was determined by the Netherlands, Indonesia and the USA in the so-called “New York Agreement”. The voice missing was that of the West Papuan people. Read an eyewitness report of a recent visit to West Papua. Watch a demonstration in London on 15 August, 2015. [...]

Australia, East Timor…and China

Post written by Susan Connelly
3 August, 2015
Here is an article by Senator Nick Xenophon entitled “Failure to deal fairly with East Timor opening the door to China.”   And here is a letter in response. [...]

Who will speak if we don’t?

Post written by Susan Connelly
13 July, 2015
Please find here the latest “Writing Rings for Righting Wrongs”. It concerns the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which removes the right of health professionals and others to report abuse in detention centres. [...]

Vanishing Tribes: Unheard Voices from West Papua

Post written by Susan Connelly
9 July, 2015
Vanishing Tribes is a free, interactive, 70-page illustrated eBook that tells a fictional story based on real events in West Papua. It is a tribute to the people of this island nation and their unstoppable determination against all odds to regain their freedom through 50 years of passive resistance. [...]