Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ecological Annihilation in the Aru Islands.

[awasMIFEE note: this article is about a planned 500,000 hectare mega-plantation in the Aru Islands. Although they lie due south of West Papua, administratively they are part of Maluku Province. It was in Aru that Alfred Russell Wallace first observed the fauna which the archipelago shares with Papua – birds of paradise and marsupials such […]

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UN Commission raises concerns about MIFEE with Indonesia

Acting on the letter which 27 organisations sent a few months ago, the United Nations Commission on the Elimination on Racial Discrimination has written to the Indonesia’s Ambassador to the UN, raising concerns about MIFEE. Although the CERD has not launched its own enquiry to check facts, it nevertheless echoes the concerns raised by the […]

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