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URGENT ACTION: Indonesian Security Forces use treason laws to restrict rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in West Papua

URGENT ACTION: Indonesian Security Forces use treason laws to restrict rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in West Papua


TAPOL, Franciscans International, International Coalition for Papua, Watch Indonesia!, West Papua Netzwerk and Geneva for Human Rights Global Training would like to draw your attention to the cases of the violation of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression as well as the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association of the members of West Papua National Committee (Komite Nasional Papua Barat – KNPB) in Mimika Regency, Papua Province, (1) Indonesia. We ... read more

Posted on 11:36 PM in joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Regional Conflicts
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Kendeng Movement: Speak Up for Mother Earth!

Kendeng Movement: Speak Up for Mother Earth!


Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 19 December 2018

https://th.boell.org/en/2018/12/19/kendeng-movement-speak-mother-earth

“What is called pest for farmers is not only plant hoppers, but also adverse policies”. This sentence was written on the shirt that Guno was wearing that night. Together with dozens of other people, he walked down the road in the North Kendeng Mountains. Passing through villages in Districts of Kayen and Tambakromo, Regency of Pati, Central Java. Black clothes wrapped around the bodies of village residents who marched carrying torches that night. They were doing ... read more

Posted on 04:07 AM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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»Ich will nur, dass du am Leben bist«

»Ich will nur, dass du am Leben bist«


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German version

Posted on 07:07 AM in democracy, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indigenous community Sedulur Sikep honored with Human Rights Award for their fight against environmental destruction and standing up against multinational companies like HeidelbergCement

Indigenous community Sedulur Sikep honored with Human Rights Award for their fight against environmental destruction and standing up against multinational companies like HeidelbergCement


Press release, 17 December 2018

Indonesia: The community of the “Friendly Minded” receives the prestigious Yap Thiam Hien Award for their efforts to protect the environment. The Sedulur Sikep fight against the impending land grab and environmental destruction by the cement industry, i.a. the German HeidelbergCement AG.

Gunarti, a mother of three, farmer and environmental activist, had inspired many people in Germany last year with her authenticity and her energetic commitment towards the environment. Her home region, the Kendeng Mountains in ... read more

Posted on 03:07 AM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Press Releases, Publications, Environment & Climate
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R.I.P. Bung Soenarto

R.I.P. Bung Soenarto


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Posted on 04:30 AM in democracy, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia
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Life, interrupted: Documents from Berlin

Life, interrupted: Documents from Berlin


Jakarta Post, 10 December 2018

www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/12/10/life-interrupted-documents-from-berlin.html

by Katrin Figge

When Pipit Rochijat Kartawidjaja came to West Berlin to study electrical engineering in the early 1970s, he found a city isolated by the Cold War and divided by a wall. It was home to all sorts of creative minds: musicians, artists and student activists.

Foreigners seemed to be strangely attracted to West Berlin, as its isolated status reflected their own state of mind of feeling like an outsider.

Pipit, however, quickly took ... read more

Posted on 12:23 AM in democracy, Elections & Political Parties, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, East Timor, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Watch! Indonesia – indonesische Filmreihe im BABYLON, Berlin-Mitte

Watch! Indonesia – indonesische Filmreihe im BABYLON, Berlin-Mitte


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Posted on 05:51 AM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Visitor Programmes, democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate
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Antara Optimisme dan Kerinduan yang Menggugat

Antara Optimisme dan Kerinduan yang Menggugat


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Posted on 10:45 PM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Recent Activities, Mining, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector


November 12, 2018. Open Statement

read as PDF: www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/Declaracion-con-firmas-ENG.pdf

During its 14 years of existence, RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – has failed to live up to its claim of „transforming” the industrial palm oil production sector into a so-called „sustainable” one. In reality, the RSPO has been used by the palm oil industry to greenwash corporate destruction and human rights abuses, while it continues to expand business, forest destruction and profits.

RSPO presents itself to the public ... read more

Posted on 12:46 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand

Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand


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Posted on 11:19 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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