Forgotten Bird of Paradise- undercover West Papua documentary

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Forgotten Bird of Paradise- undercover West Papua documentary
Forgotten Bird of Paradise is a 2009 multi-award winning documentary film directed by British filmmaker Dominic Brown, about the struggle for independence being fought in the Indonesian region of West Papua.[1] The film was shot undercover, and includes interviews with human rights victims and political prisoners, as well as footage of freedom fighters at their jungle stronghold.



[video=youtube;CaGou3vB3A0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaGou3vB3A0[/video]
 


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West Papua - The secret war in Asia
The forgotten land of West Papua is under brutal Indonesian military occupation. Its tribal people are being slaughtered, and their unique environment destroyed. But the world is doing nothing to stop it. In 1963, in violation of international law, Indonesia occupied and colonised the West Papuan homeland in the western part of New Guinea. Since that tragic event the West Papuans are asking for a fair referendum about their independence. At least 100.000 indigenous people lost their lives in this secret war.

[video=youtube;kslNnhVCksw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kslNnhVCksw[/video]
 

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Watching this place is like watching a horror story unfold, you know how it is going to end.

Natives butchered, world looks other way, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, palm oil plantations - South America style plantation fascism. And all the profits guzzled into Singapore, a clean city built on a very dark rotten foundation.

It isn't even Indonesia's territory. They are the worst kind of thieves. They steal the land and then kill it.
 

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The largely forgotten colonisation and abuse of West Papua was raised at the UN. Tiny Micronesian countries called on Indonesia to relinquish it's ongoing brutal colonisation and occupation of the country and to allow a UN administered referendum on independence to go ahead in what is one of the longest running states of oppression in the world.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/24/melanesian-leaders-condemn-un-for-turning-a-deaf-ear-to-west-papua-atrocities

It's precisely because Indonesia is Muslim and also a US foreign policy ally since the dictatorship came in - that West Papuans can count on so few powerful friends abroad. Between them those two blocs amount to a huge presence.

East Timor came and received it's freedom from the brutal Jakarta regime so why wasn't this dealt with at the same time?

There is a generally understood global ethos that it's not such a terrible thing when small, simple living, different and indigenous communities are swallowed and absorbed or converted to the major belief systems and integrated into global capitalism and resource extraction (though using the word integration there is perhaps being optimistic since the indigenous normally just get the pollution) no matter the price to human lives and the environment. This is also the case in Brazil and sub Saharan Africa as well as the Middle East.
 

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