MAPW calls for defence cooperation with Indonesia suspension, after West Papua killings

MAPW has issued a media release supporting calls for suspension of defence cooperation with Indonesia and to demand access for Australian and other journalists to West Papua, following the shooting of pro-independence activists in West Papua.

Media release: West Papuan shootings: October 2011

MAPW President, Jenny Grounds, calls for suspension of Australian military ties with Indonesia following the shootings at the third West Papuan People's Congress. 21 October 2011

What has Wikileaks revealed? New MAPW report

This MAPW report focuses on Wikileaks revelations about Australia, and on issues of particular interest to our members.

West Papua: MAPW calls for inquiry into Australia's military support for Indonesia

MEDIA RELEASE, 25 OCTOBER 2010: Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW urges the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military.

Media Release: MAPW calls on Australian Government to raise West Papua human rights with Indonesia - October 2010

Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW has urged the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military. Video footage appears to show the Indonesian security forces torturing Papuans in West Papua’s Puncak Jaya region.

Forum: West Papua - the costs of militarism

Event Date: 
Fri, 28/08/2009 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location: 
Melbourne

We will be joined by Septer Manufandu, who has worked on human rights, and as a forestry graduate, the environment.

Informal meal from 6pm. Contact nancy [dot] atkin [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au or 8344 1637 for bookings.

Australia and the Pacific Islands: forum

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/07/2009 - 18:00
Location: 
Melbourne

Underground talk program: Australia and the Pacific Islands forum

For the first time in 15 years, Australia will host the Pacific Islands Forum in 2009, with regional leaders meeting in Cairns in the first week of August.

MAPW Newsletter Winter 2009

MAPW's National Newsletter for Winter 2009 features an article from Dr Bill Williams about the movement on nuclear abolition. Furthermore, there's an update about the situation in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, as well as a Townsville report and other peace activities listed.

West Papua music, films & speakers

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/06/2009 - 19:00
Location: 
Melbourne

West Papua films, music and speakers

West Papuan Refugees tell their stories and speak out about the current situation in West Papua. Also, investigative documentaries 'Raising West Papua' and 'Rainforest Warriors' and new films documenting parliamentarians in support of West Papua are being shown.

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