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Crimes against humanity

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide did not end with WW II. Many are talking about a third world war, but it takes a brief look at the news to understand that war, poverty and misery are already widespread throughout most of the globe and affect the bigger part of humanity.

Mainstream media often refuses to cover many important stories that affect the life of whole populations. Instead they choose to focus on a couple of conflicts that are mediatized and where they are vigorously fighting to present the story in most profitable way. 

Social media is already shifting the power away from corporate and government controlled information, and giving it in the hands of ordinary people. Raising awareness about all the important and undercovered issues is already being part of their solution.

Tensions on the rise in West Papua - The genocide that the media doesn't talk about Featured

The first time I saw something about the genocide in West Papua was just an year ago.  Despite my natural interest in history and politics I had never heard a word of the brutal violence that was going on for decades. I talked to my friends and family about it and there was literally not a single person that I knew who had knowledge of those events. Since journalists are not allowed in the province by the Indonesian army and western corporate media has no interest in reporting on the subject, Papuans have found themselves ignored from most of humanity.

Aside from the brutal treatment, the rapes, the assassinations and massacres another kind of crime against peace is also committed on the same land. Western, Asian and Australian corporations are ravaging the rainforest at catastrophic rate. The magnificent ecosystem is being destroyed for the profit of the timber and palm oil industries.

The easiest and fastest way for us to help them is to let the world hear their story. We could never find a solution to the problem if we're already not aware of its existence. Everybody is talking about interventions all the time and we destroy countries and nations in the name of peace and democracy, but we turn a blind eye to the brutal massacre of an indigenous population and the savage destruction of one of the few remaining rainforests.

Talk to your friends, family and colleagues, let them know what you saw. Help us attract more people to the problem and together we will find solutions.

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  • philippe BIDEAU

    when are the government going to Wake up and do something about all that shit that is going over there , the indonesian governement has no right to impose it,s law in a country that does not belong to them , free the west papuan from this and from foreign country such as australia and new zealand , but when interest is too strong no one care !! too much money involved , who care about a bunch of ( locals savages !!!!)

    philippe BIDEAU Monday, 17 March 2014 04:20 Comment Link
  • Jeannie Nash

    There has to be some sort of petition that we can sign and send to the government there to let them know that the world is watching and is disgusted!!!

    Jeannie Nash Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:21 Comment Link
  • jayn

    I have a cultural interest in PNG/W Papua as I grew up there and have two brothers born there. This was going on when I was a kid 40 years ago. Even then I was aware of it. Grownups talked about stuff like that. I'm grownup now so I'll spread the word.

    jayn Monday, 25 November 2013 11:12 Comment Link
  • neale gray

    This is a disgrace, please keep me up to date...thank you for sharing this I will spread it as far as possible...

    neale gray Wednesday, 13 November 2013 08:58 Comment Link

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