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Episode 02. West Papua (Bows Against Helicopters)

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Only swimming distance from the borders of Australia lies the island of Guinea, where half the population is currently fighting to become free from an increasingly strict Indonesian government. It's an issue we need to talk about with helicopters, phosphorus and corruption all throughout, with people dying every day at the hand of one of our closest neighbors. This week we chat to 3 expert witnesses about the West Papuan movement.


Raki Ap

  • Leading voice on the West Papuan movement

Dr. Janet Steele

  • Director for The Institute of Public Diplomacy and Global Communication

Jason Macleod

  • Teaches civil resistance training and education for people in non-democracies at the University of Sydney

The Red Line's West Papua Reading List:

We’ve put together some further reading for those of you looking for more resources to help you get across the geopolitics of West Papua.



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