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Vote for boats: freedom flotilla’s refugee message

New Matilda, 9 September: On Election Day, West Papuan activists spread a message of hope and freedom in Melbourne to raise awareness of the Freedom Flotilla, writes Jenny Denton. “Why are we making boats?” four-year-old Lamech asks his mum. “Because your dad and I came here on a boat,” she tells him as she wrestles … Continue reading

Natives refuse Baram dam study

Malaysiakini 31 August: People who would be displaced by the massive hydroelectric dam proposed for Sarawak’s second-longest river have been protesting against the plan by refusing to provide information for a Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) of the project. Community leaders at Tanjung Tepalit, Long San, Long Tap and Ba Abang in the upper … Continue reading