Tag Archives: demographic marginalisation

Arrests at demo demanding justice from PT Permata Putera Mandiri in Sorong

Dozens of local people involved in the IPPMI (Union of Iwaro Youth and Students) held a protest action outside the offices of PT Permata Putera Mandiri (PPM) on Jalan Ahmad Yani in Sorong City on Friday lunchtime. The participants were demanding justice and a resolution of the situation whereby local people had lost out due […]

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Twenty-seven organisations report MIFEE to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

A coalition of organisations has requested the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Commission to take action under its Early Warning and Urgent Action procedures to address the dire situation being faced by indigenous people all over Indonesia. For the second time, the specific focus of their concern is the Merauke Integrated Food and […]

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Land grabbing in a forgotten country – MIFEE-affected villager visits Netherlands

By Selma Zijlstra – 11 February 2013‘Feed Indonesia, then feed the world’. Backed by this slogan Indonesia companies are buying land in the Indonesian province of West Papua in order to grow crops.  Papuans themselves however are not reaping the benefits from this economic activity. Instead, they see their forests, known as the ‘lungs of […]

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