History Pages Reference Links

Reference Links for the History Pages and the Disclaimer

Historical Disclaimer

P – circa 2010: Dr. David Webster’s paper published on Active History provides an overview of “clashing historical understandings” – Narratives of Colonization, Decolonization and Recolonization in Papua

P – 2008: The Jakarta Globe, “Setting History Straight” – According to threatened historian Asvi Warman Adam, Indonesian history is written by their military

P – 2012: The Alliance of Independent Journalists “…probes claims 11 journalists acting as ‘spies’ for Indonesian military

P – 2012: West Papua Media, “Indonesian Intelligence accused over ‘fake journalism

P – 2011: ETAN – A failed online propaganda campaign by the TNI (Kopassus) to convince Papuans that the their real enemy is foreign interference from the US and other nations, and that Indonesia is actually West Papua’s ally in defending against this common enemy

P – 2011:  The struggle for self-determination in West Papua (1969-present) by Dr. Jason MacLeod – a conflict summary published by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

BCE

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

1942

Japanese forces invade during WWII. Papuans provide vital assistance to Allied armed forces

(V) Australian seargeant being beheaded by Japanese soldier: http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=7251

1961-1962

P – 2012: Dr. John Saltford’s reflections on the New York Agreement fifty years later (TAPOL site, linked to WPAT report)

Circa 2008

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

P – 2007: Greenpeace calls the “Paradise Forests” of Papua “the fastest logged forested area on Earth
P – 2006: WWF states that the entire island of Papua (i.e., all of New Guinea) “has the largest remaining rainforest in the Asia-Pacific region

2012
W – 2012: ETAN’s December 2012 Monthly Report with a link to past reports