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Indonesia: West Papua (Irian Jaya)

(see also Indonesia, Indonesia: Suharto Regime, Indonesia since 1998 & Papua New Guinea)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

Indonesia: US Underwriting Terrorism? Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus [AntiWar.com] (9/18/04).

Indonesian Troops for BP Gas Project. Eben Kirksey & Jack Grimston. Sunday Times (7/20/03).

Addicted to Conflict: Indonesian Military Resist "Zone of Peace". Eben Kirksey, New Internationalist (3/03).

Anthropology & Colonial Violence in West Papua. Eben Kirksey, Cultural Survival Quarterly (fall 2002).

Denial of Traditional Land Rights in West Papua. Chris Ballard, Cultural Survival Quarterly (2002).

Indonesia: Grave Human Rights Violations in Wasior, Papua. Amnesty International (9/26/02).

Spirited Fight. Eben Kirksey, Guardian (5/29/02). Forces of nature inspire Papuan resistance.

Playing Up the Primitive. Eben Kirksey, New Internationalist (4/02).

Internal Conflict in Indonesia: Causes, Symptoms & Sustainable Resolution. Chris Wilson, Australian Parliamentary Library (8/7/01). Discussion of Aceh, Maluku, Irian Jaya & Kalimantan.

Washed Away. Eben Kirksey, Guardian (8/1/01). Damming of Mamberamo River in West Papua.

West Papua: The Next East Timor? David Webster, Peace Magazine (4-6/01).

Rape & Other Human Rights Abuses by the Indonesian Military in Irian Jaya (West Papua), Indonesia. Robert F.Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights (5/99).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Australian West Papua Association. Maintains West Papua Information Kit.

Down to Earth. International campaign for ecological justice in Indonesia.

Elsham News Service.

Free West Papua Movement (OPM).

Pacific Peoples' Partnership.

Papua Web.

Peace Movement Aotearoa (New Zealand): West Papua.

Tapol (Indonesian Human Rights Campaign). Monitors ongoing conflict in West Papua/Irian Jaya.

Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO).

West Papua Action (US).

West Papua Action (Ireland).

West Papua Action Network (Canada).

West Papua Chronology.

West Papua Network.

WWW Virtual Library

In the Library: Articles:

Ballard, C. "Irian Jaya," Contemporary Pacific 9 (fall 1999):468-74.

Bryce, Robert. "Spinning gold," Mother Jones (sep-oct 1996):66-69.

Diehl, Colin & Robert Gordon. "The forgotten refugees: the West Papuans of Irian Jaya," in Cultural Survival, Inc. Southeast Asian Tribal Groups & Ethnic Minorities (Cambridge MA, 1987), pp. 155-64.

Evans, Julian. "Faith, hope…and incomprehension," Geographical Magazine 60 (apr 1988):11-17.

Gault-Williams, Malcolm. "The war nobody has told you about," Northern Sun News (1-2/86).

Hastings, Peter. "Timor & West Irian: the reasons why," in J. Fox et al. (eds.) Indonesia: Australian Perspectives (Canberra, 1980), 713-20.

Hyndman, David C. "How the West (Papua) was won," Cultural Survival Quarterly 11,4 (1987):8-13.

Kirksey, S.E.& K.V. Bilsen. "The road to freedom: Mee Agency & the trans-Papua highway," Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde 158,4 (2002):837-54.

__________. & J.A.D. Roemajauw. "The wild terrorist gang: the semantics of violence & self-determination in West Papua," Oxford Development Studies 30,2 (2002):189-203.

May, R.J. "Irian Jaya: West Papuan nationalism in 1979," in J. Fox et al. (eds.) Indonesia: Australian Perspectives (Canberra, 1980), pp. 721-28.

Nietschmann, Bernard & Thomas J. Eley. "Indonesia’s silent genocide against Papuan independence," Cultural Survival Quarterly 11,1 (1987):75-78.

O'Neal, Tip. "Irian Jaya: Indonesia's wild side," National Geographic 189,2 (2/96):2-33.

Ransom, David. "West Papua rising," New Internationalist (6/01):6.

Sands, Susan. "West Papua: forgotten war, unwanted people," Cultural Survival Quarterly 15,2 (1991).

Thompson, Herb. "Logging in Papua New Guinea," Capitalism Nature Socialism 11 (9/92).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Anti-Slavery Society. West Papua: Plunder in Paradise (London, 1990).

Bohane, Ben; Liz Thompson & Jim Elmslie. Follow the Morning Star (Melbourne: Prowling Tiger, 2003).

Browne, Susan J. Irian Jaya, 30 Years of Indonesian Control (Victoria, 1998).

Budiardjo, Carmel & Liem Soei Liong. West Papua. The Obliteration of a People (Thornton Heath, 1988).

Chauvel, Richard. Essays on West Papua (Victoria: Monash U., 2003).

Defert, Gabriel. L'Indonesie et la Nouvelle-Guinee-Occidentale: mantien des frontieres coloniales, ou, respect des identités communautaires (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1996).

Hyndman, David. Ancestral Rain Forests & the Mountain of Gold: Indigenous Peoples & Mining in New Guinea (Boulder: Westview, 1994).

Leith, Denise. The Politics of Power: Freeport in Suharto's Indonesia (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 2003).

May, R.J. (ed.) Between Two Nations: The Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border & West Papua Nationalism (Bathurst NSW: R. Brown, 1986).

Mealey, George A. Grasberg: Mining the Richest & Most Remote Deposit of Copper & Gold in the World, in the Mountains of Irian Jaya, Indonesia (New Orleans: Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, 1996).

Monbiot, George. Poisoned Arrows: An Investigative Journey through Indonesia (London, 1989).

Osborne, Robin. Indonesia’s Secret War. The Guerrilla Struggle in Irian Jaya (Winchester, 1985).

Pintz, William S. Ok Tedi: Evolution of a Third World Mining Project (London: Mining Journal, 1984).

Saltford, John. The UN & the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969: The Anatomy of Betrayal (NY: Routledge, 2003).

Schneebaum, Tobias. Secret Places: My Life in New York & New Guinea (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2000). Encounters with the Asmat people; no reference to their current sufferings at the hands of the Indonesian military & transnational corporations.

Sharp, Nonie. The Rule of the Sword: The Story of West Irian (Malmsbury, 1987).

Suter, Keith. West Irian, East Timor & Indonesia (London, 1979).

__________. East Timor & West Irian (London, 1982).

Budjiarjo, Carmel & Liem Soei Liong. West Papua: The Obliteration of a People (Thornton Heath: Tapol, 1988).

Whitaker, Alan (ed.) West Papua: Plunder in Paradise (London: Anti-Slavery Society, 1990).

In the Library: Fiction

Starrenburg, Johan W. Papuan Adventure (NY: Vantage, 1991). Missionary yarn.

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Land of the Morning Star" [2003], dir. Mark Worth, 55m. From Filmakers Library.

"Papua Merdeka"

"Point of Ignition"

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