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Who is @PurePapua and what does he stand for?

  On Twitter he is simply known as @PurePapua « a Papuan-rights activist. His goal is to see the liberation of West Papua from the imperialist, Indonesia. He believes in self-determination, he believes in the right of an ancient indigenous population to decide on their future, their land, their sea, their heritage, and their children.

Can @PurePapua achieve what he and many others have decided decades ago? West Papuans risk their lives, their families, their livelihood, their way of life ~ they risk everything, to be free from the yoke of slavery, to live without the rotting touch of the colonists, to embrace each other and live as free men and women of their land.

He tweets, like a frenzied whirlwind abomination gripped by hunger. He tweeted:

“West Papua: Loss of freedom, violent assault, environmental destruction and total disregard for human life”

A simple tweet, but meaningful, heartfelt, surrounded by depths of burning emotions, especially one that displays a cynical view of West Papua, the lack of international attention, and the continued tyranny of Indonesia.

Follow him, ignore him, hate him, admire him, I don’t fucking care. I know that he can count on me for support, for my arm, for my fist, for my compassion and for my desire to see freedom for West Papua. I see @PurePapua as my brother, and I stand by his side in our quest to enable West Papuans the freedom for self-determination. For the Present, for the Future, for Life.

Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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The Cocktail of West Papua

Indonesia’s alleged focus on the welfare of West Papuans is a sweet cocktail of irony, deceit and hypocrisy, served cold.

The Indonesian Government dodges away skillfully from the much-needed Independence of West Papua and the Administration’ s violation of human rights of the indigenous Melanesian-majority population.  The systematic, genocidal attacks on the West Papuans has been on-going for many decades, while the international and regional communities collaborate in sustaining the illusion of Indonesia’s rightful occupation of the land.

There is very little the Melanesian people can do against the onslaught of unlimited Indonesia troops, armed with an orgy of weaponry and training, courtesy of the U.S Government. The U.S is only keen to kowtow to Indonesia, the towering giant of South East Asia, who happens to be the present Chief of ASEAN. While the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is a ghastly mockery of the mandate it represents.

In the meantime, West Papuans can only continue their resistance, clustered and almost isolation from the globe, trapped and confined by the Indonesia circle of influence.

Is Indonesia truly a democratic country? No. It’s merely an aggressive imperialist shrouded by an illusion. It does not intend to release West Papua, after all, why should they since the international society has chose to support and play along with the rationale that West Papua belongs to Indonesia.

This cocktail of deceit and hypocrisy was made by those that choose to do nothing for justice and freedom of West Papua. This cocktail with a generous spray of irony is shared by the international community which profess in liberty and human rights. Oh yes, you are full of it, especially since you enjoy drinking this cocktail of genocide.

Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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The War Continues In West Papua

West Papua, again is in the news. Not because the country has gained independence from Indonesia, the Tyrant. But as usual for the wrong reasons.

Courtesy of Indonesian troops, there’s a hunt for so-called ‘separatists’ (and one wonders why they are not termed as ‘freedom fighters’!). The chaos fermenting in West Papua is solely the cause of Indonesia’s unlawful presence in the country. Don’t blame it on ‘tribal’ wars or bandits seeking trouble or chaos, just blame in on the presence of Indonesian troops and their system of ‘governance’ of a land that doesn’t belong to them.

As long as West Papua is the subject of foreign greed and hypocrisy, and imperialist designs, don’t expect a solution to the expected violence. People will fight to resist, people who are the true owners of their land, their sea and their heritage.

What I don’t understand is why the U.S. supports the colonists, their reign of terror upon West Papua. What I don’t understand is why some media would display Papuans as ‘tribal’ people who are quick to violence. What I don’t understand is why South East Asians are still complacent about the terrible violation of human rights in West Papua.

I’m tired of the propaganda of ASEAN, and their allies and their people, pertaining to West Papua, and the high level of ignorance and prejudice on the plights of West Papuans for liberty, justice and freedom. I’m tired of their bullshit.

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‘Road To Freedom’ rally in Wamena [HQ]

 

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Rally in Wamena [HQ]

 

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Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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Obama’s Troops in West Papua

The US has declared its support and backing for economical improvements, aid and further exploration of relations. Indonesia is truly fortunate to have the backing of the US. It seems that the US is pleased with Indonesia’s leadership within the region, and in ASEAN. Some say Indonesia may continue with such mandate, in line with the encroachment of China into ASEAN’s ocean and territory. Naturally everyone knows this.

However I am disgusted with the US’ obvious blindness towards Indonesia’s suppression of West Papua. To add salt to the injury, Indonesian troops are somewhat trained and funded by the US, whether via technical training or weaponry.

So who’s responsible for the blatant, horrific human rights violation, and raping of the land, natural resources and identity of West Papuans?

Shall we blame Indonesia’s government? Yes.

Shall we blame the apathy of the region? Yes.

Shall we blame it on Obama’s Indonesian troops? Obviously YES.

 

Related : Hypocrites when it comes to West Papua [update]

 

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Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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Hypocrites when it comes to West Papua [update]

Australia has a strong track record of tolerating Indonesia’s violence against the people of West Papua. Similar to ASEAN, and other hypocrites of “human rights”. Despite the onslaught of the Indonesia Army into West Papua, the regional and international community does nothing concrete to intervene – the fact that Indonesia is still the colonizer of West Papua, and the severe violation of human rights against the Papuans.

Hypocrisy of the South East Asian and Australian society. Their pretense of having a virtuous and moral belief and high standards of human rights,  is utterly disgusting.

West Papua doesn’t need an Indonesian “autonomy package”, what the country and its indigenous people need now is immediate independence from the yoke of tyranny and oppression.

Papuans deserve the right in this world, just like you. To ignore that right is to embrace complete hypocrisy of living.

 

More story about protesting in West Papua.

 

 

Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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Indonesia’s Naked Agression Against West Papua

Indonesia continues to carry out a pattern of gross human rights violations in West Papua despite promises to improve the situation.

But how can an imperialist government safeguard the rights and fundamentals of a conquered nation like West Papua? Indonesia needs to immediately withdraw from West Papua, release all claims to what rightfully belongs to Papuans.

Papuans have the right to enjoy their freedom, their lives, their natural resources and their future.

Freedom / Merdeka!

 

More story about protesting in West Papua.

 

 

Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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