In a position paper the Brighton anarchist teapot collective writes : "For a social system based on mutual aid and voluntary co-operation..." Further it continues : "To establish a share in the general prosperity for all - the breaking down of racial, religious, national and sex barriers - to fight for the life of one Earth"
It is not yet clear whether the election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as president of Indonesia is a positive development for West Papua and whether he will bring peace and stability to the restive territory any closer.
The signals are ambiguous and we simply do not know what policies the new president will pursue when in office. Susilo was the preferred candidate of many Papuans. He was regarded as the more competent and wiser leader who in the past has supported dialogue as a means of resolving the West Papua conflict and made encouraging statements about reforming the military.
Behind a recent, highly controversial indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bush administration is maneuvering to revive military ties with the Indonesian Army (TNI), one of the world's most oppressive institutions. In late June, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft convinced a federal grand jury to indict Anthonuis Wamang for a 2002 ambush in West Papua that killed two Americans, an Indonesian, and wounded 12 others.
The Worldwide Fund for Nature--WWF--renowned the world over as a charitable organization established to protect endangered species, is provably responsible for the slaughter of animals and human beings across Africa and on other continents around the globe on an unprecedented scale. The 1994 Rwanda genocide is but the latest instance of the WWF in action.
All around the world, as you read this, children of other cultures are being kidnapped and forced into schools against their will and that of their tribes. People from Indonesia to Zaire are being forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands into shoddy shanty towns with poor sanitation and bad food. These people want to stay in their homelands, living as they always have; with no leaders and no civilisation; hunting and gathering. But the land they live on contains rich minerals and trees. The greedy eyes of westerners want it, so they take it. A familiar story? Corporate aggression?
RESPONSE TO WWF ABOUT PNG INDIGENOUS NGO COMPLAINTS - Indigenous people throughout the world must know of WWF's actions in Papua New Guinea. In PNG we have not only WWF but other BINGOS (big international NGOs) such as Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy. The recent fPcN comment that the WWF defence was "bullshit" is spot on. Here are the details of what is happening in Papua New Guinea with WWF and other BINGOs. In PNG we learned last year that whenever the BINGOS are criticized too effectively they think they may lose project money that they will start a witch hunt to find who is threatening there funding prospects so as to shut up the critics. This is what the BINGOs did in response to essays spreading around which showed the true colours of BINGO actions in PNG.
The BINGO witch hunting taught even doubters among the critics that we must go underground whenever complaining effectively about these corporate conservation monsters. We also learned that the BINGOs don't respond to our criticism meaningfully because in reality they have no respect for the small and simple PNG NGOS. They usually ignore criticism from PNG indigenous NGOs or they talk from one side of their mouth to us while saying something else in private. They are not interested in reform or any change to their neocolonialist structure and behaviour.
Conversion as practiced by Christian Missionaries IS violence, there is no other accurate definition for it. Missionaries discuss the violent nature of their work in terms like "extraction theology", meaning to tear people out of their culture, communities, alienate them. Some say that this is wrong, but always it is discussed in the more general terms of "missionaries will be missionaries" rather than as the violent act it is.
While Christian Missionaries preach of peace, love and harmony, their most effective tool for conversions is violence and they will not hesitate to use it. There are hundreds of violent attacks by Christian Missionaries every year. Most of these attacks can be categorized into the following: 1. Divide & Convert (Tahiti) – One of the most efficient way and brutal ways that Missionaries have converted large amounts of people is by dividing and conquering. Missionaries will persuade a leader of a tribe that they will arm him and allow him to defeat a rival tribal if he converts to Christianity.