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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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War in West Papua

Conflict ... West Papuans are at war ...

There is a new war on Australia’s doorstep.

After 57 years of sporadic fighting, military crackdowns, killings and detentions by the Indonesian authorities against the West Papuans, the Free West Papua Movement (OPM) last week declared war on the Indonesian government.

Speaking in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, its chairman, Jeffrey Bomanak, said fighting wouldn’t end until Indonesia came to the negotiating table to discuss independence for the West Papua region …

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  1. Jack

    February 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    And here are some of the reasons why they refuse to, and why the usual ‘western’ suspects will not assist via diplomatic processes .. for the usual commercial reasons:

    https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/cline/papua/wealth.htm

    Indonesia fears the cascade of other potential island nation aspirants that may follow.

  2. Russell

    February 11, 2019 at 10:23 am

    The Indonesians are the invaders. They should just leave.

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