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Regions / Papua New Guinea
Secretary of Defense Gates lifts ban on working with Indonesia's brutal special forces.
Music did not disarm the fellow with the machete, but it did unite scared Americans and the Yoro tribe of Papua New Guinea in celebration afterwards. Music can only point the way towards a global community graced by understanding. We must walk there on our own.
Indonesias military buildup and East Timor-style militia activities threaten to destabilize Papua and the region.
Papua, until recently known as Irian Jaya, constitutes more than 20% of the Indonesian landmass, but has a relatively small population of just over two million (about one percent of Indonesia's population), with about 65% of that population being ethnic P
Increasing repression by government forces is strengthening independence sentiment in Indonesia's easternmost province of West Papua, also known as Irian Jaya.