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Grievous Injustice

Published: August 8, 2011, Author: JayTaber

Since 1963, when the UN ceded control of the former Dutch colony of West Papua to Indonesia, the West Papuan peaceful struggle for independence has been met with brutal repression by the Indonesian state. On this 48th anniversary of their struggle, the West Papuan people appeal to the international community to overturn the grievous injustice perpetrated against them by international institutions. If international humanitarian law is to be more than a fig leaf to cover for atrocities, then the self-determination of indigenous West Papuans must be supported by UN agencies, not sublimated to blatant aggression.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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