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US-RI relation: History, progress and prospect (22 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Nations today must face the fact that we live in a globalized and networked world. And that this world is in the grip of formidable challenges. The United States and Indonesia have been addressing the need for change. It stands to reason that both will get better results — and contribute more to the welfare of humankind if we work together.

The Status of Papua, Indonesia (22 Sep 2010)
US Department of State - Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs: Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment.

Ex-Minster Slams Heavy-Handed Tactics in Papua (21 Sep 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The government is being far too harsh in its handling of the low-level insurgency in Papua, a former minister says. Security forces in the country’s easternmost province, particularly the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus), have long been accused by human rights groups of gross rights violations when it comes to cracking down on suspected separatists.

Kontras Assails Police Version of Manokwari Deaths (20 Sep 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Human rights groups in West Papua are calling on the national rights commission to investigate last Wednesday’s shooting deaths of two civilians by police.

Palm oil plantation project rejected (17 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Timika church in Mimika, Papua, has voiced its opposition of the province’s planned oil palm plantation project, arguing that it would damage the environment and lead to a shortage of sago, the staple food of the Papuan Kamoro indigenous people.