Tag: Papua New Guinea

The Climate Activist and the Sea

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, represents many things to many factions in the fight to slow human-driven global warming. Some see her as a manipulated totem. Others, as a hero. I’m among those who see great value in Thunberg’s sharp prod to the status quo, though I see the greatest value in climate […]

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Indonesia Sends Police to Restive Region After Racial Slurs Ignite Protests

BANGKOK — Protests erupted across the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua this week after reports circulated that students from the region were harassed by the police and insulted with racist slurs in the East Java city of Surabaya. Thousands of people took to the streets in the two distant provinces, torching a provincial […]

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Pregnant Women and Children Massacred in Papua New Guinea, Police Say

SYDNEY, Australia — At least 20 people, including pregnant women and children, have been killed in an ambush attack and retaliatory massacre by villagers in Papua New Guinea, according to news reports and a police spokesman in the South Pacific island nation. The fighting began when six people were set upon and killed while returning […]

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All Over the Map

Jared Diamond doesn’t use a computer. He relies “completely” on his secretary and on his wife for “anything” requiring one, as he puts it. Diamond also confesses that he lacks the ability to turn on his “home television set” and can “do only the simplest things” with his newly acquired iPhone. “Whenever friends have shown […]

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