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The struggle against the furious globalized neoliberal Capitalism is getting more complicated as the US Empire is developing more sophisticated means_of_fragmentation. Those forces also inject a rumor here and a rumor there to split the forces of liberation and too many of us are readily jumping on the bandwagon. We´re too easily getting involved into minor conflicts about tertiary contradictions and the Empire is secretly jubilating.

Let´s concentrate on the main contradictions. The US Neocon Power Elite is stepping up its war_preparations, militarily and psychologically. They do everything to portray the resisting countries as the „Axis of Evil“ whereas they themselves represent the Empire of evil. That does not mean that the resisting countries are without defects, but the more the imperial efforts succeed the lesser are the chances of those societies to sort out their own problems. Perceived „Leftists“ who hailed the destruction_of_Libya for example like the German „Green Party“ played the foolish henchmen of the Empire.

No doubt, Russia and China have their internal problems with social justice and freedom and we shouldn´t mystify them, but the Empire wants us to be fixated on those problems inside the two countries. In Europe quite a number of „leftists“ get befuddled by those internal problems but get blinded about the fact that US strategy is preparing Europe to be the battle_ground_against_Russia.

We should never forget that the think tanks of the US Empire work on extermination_programs and are getting ahead with them. Central_Africa_has_lost more than ten million people by US backed murderous actions during the last quarter of a Century. In fact Colonialism_is_still_going_strong everywhere. The US lead Western machinations lead to the deaths of more millions in Middle East.

Saudi Arabia and Israel with the US Power Elite are working on pushing the Palestinians „off the table“ as they are working on destroying Yemen. And they´re preparing for war against Iran (which might be far from being an ideal society, but does that count in face of pending total destruction?).We should be well aware of the long term (though planned to be done in „five years“) plan to destroy seven_countries.

The Palestinians are about to be wiped_off_their_land. And anybody trying to exercise solidarity with them is dubbed „Anti-Semite“ (though the majority of the Semites are Arabs). At times the solidarity forces are looking eagerly for „Anti-Semites“ in their own ranks and get trapped by intruded „hear says“.

Unleashed Capitalist profiteering is driving Climate Change and endangering millions if not billions of lives, but the Empire tries to „solve the problem“ of „over population“ by human mass extinction (see US think tanks). A left movement must be aware of all these maneuvers if it wants to successfully lead the resistance against those forces.

Leftists must be aware how Edward_Bernays taught the powerful how_to_manipulate_societies_and_politicians, they must be aware how tricky and ruthless the powerful wage their_psychological_warfare and produce infights_to_destroy_the_left. An important aim for The US Power Elite is to to_hide_the_class_struggle_by_the_race_war_concept.

In all these activities they apply a whole number of concepts to exercise manipulative_influence on movements. They even recruit_people_openly for infiltration. It´s many times about demoralizing_the_mind. And the fragmentation of the mind is the key instrument of the powerful to keep people in servility, see and hear the German Psychologist Rainer Mausfeld on the issue (English subtitles):

All groups fighting for a world more just and more peaceful and fighting against the „Deep State“ and the US Neocon Power Elite should be watchful about the attempts to turn one of us against the other and making us waste our time with in fights instead of fighting the true enemy of mankind. We have to learn a lot for 2018!

Andreas Schlüter


A Quotation We Should Never Forget!“

My articles on the USA:



Every now and then “News” are propping up in the Western Media about Burundi indicating “Repression” and “misconduct” by the government. Even the UN is accusing the Burundian government of human rights violations and else. In September the New_York_Times writes about the UN condemning the Government with President Nkurunziza of “crimes against humanity”. It “reports” the crisis would have heated “when Mr. Nkurunziza announced his intention to run for a third term – a violation of Burundi´s Constitution”. Well, even BBC_had_to_admit that Burundi´s Supreme court decided the running for a third term would be legal since the first term started under extraordinary circumstances, being appointed by parliament in course of the Arusha agreements and not being elected in a popular vote.

Long Live the Double Standard!

The Western smear campaign against Burundi and Nkurunziza is the more astonishing since Western darling Presidents in Burundi´s surrounding are not respecting any limitation for their number of terms. Uganda´s President Yoweri_Museveni is on top since more than 30 years. Rwanda´s President Paul_Kagame, who invaded Rwanda with his RPF from Uganda and with heavy US support, is President since 2000 and has no limitation in terms (he must be suspected for ruthlessly murdering_critics abroad). DR Congo´s Joseph_Kabila is President since 2001. In Western media usually not many words are dropped about this when hitting on Burundi´s government. But it´s the same when it comes to other “good friends” of the West like for example the “lighthouse of Democracy” in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia. So what is the reason for Western hostility towards Burundi?

Much of Western rhetoric relates to the (fake) mainstream narrative on the tragedy in Rwanda shouting “genocide under way”, a dangerous alarmism of which the Guardian warned in 2015. All that though Burundis_real_social_divide_is_urban_and_rural. But Burundi´s problems might in fact have a lot to do with Rwanda, but in a different way than insinuated by the media. And Burundi´s government stands_in_the_way_of_the_US as Ann Garrison points out correctly.

The US Empire, “Their Man” Kagame and the Plunder of Congo

23 years ago the US Empire has installed the henchman Paul Kagame in Rwanda with a bloody war of aggression waged by the Uganda based RPF and decorated this with a monumental disinformation campaign making the world believe that the former Rwandan government would have planned a “Genocide against the Tutsi”. It was rather a Genocide against the Hutu majority. For the history of that tragedy read:

Half the Truth is a whole Lie! 20 Years of brazen Desinformation!

There is no doubt that the “Scramble for Africa” is going on and that Rwanda´s RPF regime is playing an essential part in it, as Robin Philpot correctly portrays in his book “Rwanda_and_the_New_Scramble_for_Africa”, likewise described by Finian_Cunningham. Coltan, Uranium, Cobalt, Gold diamonds and copper are “waiting for plunder”. Especially the US military is busy “winning_Africa”. Even the “Economist” though upholding the fake Western narrative about Rwanda´s tragedy admits the unholy role of Rwanda and ethnic Tutsis in DR Congo in an article of 2012.

An important role plays the rebel_group_M23 mostly made up of ethnic Tutsis, who were integrated into the Congolese army. Fights between_the_Congolese_army_and_M23 went also on this year. Despite the defection of Tutsi fighters to those rebel groups there is still Tutsi dominance said to prevail in DR Congo´s army. An example was also Laurent_Nkunda, and an example for the close relationship to the US via US Christian sectarianism as well.

The crisis sharpens obviously again in DR Congo, especially in the Kasai region (see links below). Trough the “complicated” conflicts “Big Brothers” hand (“well trained” in steering ethnic conflicts) is shining. The US Power Elite has long lasting experience in such operations also in the Middle East and the Balkans.

Possibly the Geo-Strategic Clou to the Story

In February 2016 it became obvious that Rwanda_is_recruiting_as_well_as_training_and_arming_Burundian_rebels in order to destabilize_Burundi and oust_the_Burundian_President. This most probably has the aim to plunge Burundi into chaos and sharpen ethnic conflicts, and then for Kagame and his RPF to appear as the “savior” of the Burundian Tutsi! Surely with the aim of installing a Tutsi dominated regime and possibly uniting the two countries, restituting a “glorious Tutsi Reign”.

What could be the further aims of Kagame and his US masters? Well, it might silence the slowly developing skepticism about Kagame´s role in Congo and fix again the “Genocide against the Tutsi” narrative. But much more important: it would broaden Kagame´s power basis for his plunder of the DR Congo in favor of Western resource policy. And a Coltan_processing_plant is built in cooperation with a Canadian Company in Rwanda, where_no_Coltan_is_to_be_found. Coltan is in Congo. But Rwanda is the World´s biggest Coltan exporter, guess how?!

Is it very absurd to speculate that Kagame´s plan (and that of his US masters) might be to unite Rwanda and Burundi for a broader power basis and thereafter split the Eastern part of DR Congo off, using militant Tutsi groups in Congo? If that costs thousands of lives in Burundi and more millions of lives in Congo, do you think the US Power Elite dominated by the US_Neocons_and_their_think_tanks would bother?

Andreas Schlüter


Interview with HE PhD Edouard Bizimana, Burundi´s ambassador in Russia, in French:

unmasking faces of plotters:

further Links:

Rwanda´s Untold Story, Pt 1:

Rwanda´s Untold Story, Pt 2:

Media on the present humanitarian situation in DR Congo (many times with disinformation concerning the political background):

More Links:


African Struggles in Perspective“:

English version down


Liquidation of Consumer Rights, Social Standards, Democracy, Souverainity and Ecology

Trotz heftigem Regen – der dann glücklicherweise nach der Eingangskundgebung zum Beginn des Marschierens aufhörte – versammelten sich in Berlin heute über 70.000 Menschen, um gegen CETA und TTIP zu demonstrieren. Ich muss nach meiner Beobachtung annehmen, dass es deutlich mehr als 70.000 waren. In sieben Städten Deutschlands waren es über 320.000 Menschen ( die gegen die demokratiefeindlichen Verträge, die Umwelt- und Verbraucherschutz sowie Arbeitnehmerrechte schwer gefährden, mit Macht demonstrierten.

Der Protest wird weitergehen!

Ganz unten Fotos von der Veranstaltung in Berlin.

Andreas Schlüter


TTIP: die geplante Hinrichtung von Demokratie, Souveränität, Sozialstandards, Verbraucherschutz und Ökologie!“:

US Botschafter zu TTIP:

Großartig: eine Viertelmillion Teilnehmer bei der Anti-TTIP Demonstration!”:

English Version

Despite heavy rain today on the 17th Sptember more than 70,000 people gathered in Berlin to protest against CETA and TTIP. In the whole of Germany more than 320,000 people were protesting. More and more people get clear on how much the trade agreements endanger Democracy, ecology, social standards, workers and consumers rights! They get also more and more clear on the fact that fom the side of US policy TTIP is pretty much designed as some sort of Economic_NATO, as the US Ambassador with the EU openly said.

Be sure, protests will go on!

Down some photos of the Berlin protest are to be seen.

Andreas Schlüter

Fotos – Photos:













As difficult as it is to get a clear picture about what´s happening in the World, politically, socially and economically, some web pages are quite helpfull. The listing here doesn´t mean that I´d endorse every single contribution, but it´s based on the strong impression that all these pages are devoted to real search for the truth and many times provide good infos. I´d be glad about comments with more recommendations:

With all these great pages I´d like to credit James Corbett with the most genius and shortest presentation of the absurd official narrative about Nine Eleven and stripping it to what it is, a stupid fairytale:

What after all is missing with all the pages (including my own) is the more concrete alternative to the existing mess and the „Powers that shouldn´t be“. As a good friend of mine, a very wise Lady from Egypt, is always demanding: we should come to intelligent action. And one element of that is to do more networking, to build a strong collective platform for spreading the truth and stirring resistance.

One part of that necessary clearness is enshrined in this famous quotation:

Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism.

Max Horkheimer (1939),–the-far-right—sussex-seminar-21-2-11.pdf&site=12

And the most dangerous fascists don´t come along with the well known Nazi symbols but with suit and tie (as dangerous those old style fascists could be for individuals getting across them):

US Elections: No Illusions, Deadly Politics Will be Increased!”:

Andreas Schlüter

Links to my own blog:

My articles on the USA:

My articles on Africa:


This is a page you should always follow: James Corbett and the Corbett Report:


One of his greatest pieces is the presentation of Nine Eleven in five minutes!

It´s designed to make those believers in the couth childrens belief of the official narrative about the attack in deed look like fools, and rightfully so!

A brilliant short presentation of Nine Eleven:


Andreas Schlüter

My articles on the USA:



6th June 1944

But it should also be known that six million European Jews, twenty million people in the Soviet Union and many, many millions more might not have died if part of the US Capitalists wouldn´t have done so much to bring Hitler and his Nazi gang into power (, among them Prescott Bush (, father of George H. W. Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush. The aim was to kick Great Britain out of its leading place in the world and to get USSR bombed back into Stone Age. Beside that political aim there were even direct adorers of the Nazi ideology like Henry Ford, who even wrote Anti-Semitic hate papers and was honored by the Nazis. Without the intensive cooperation of Ford and General Motors with the Nazis Hitler would never have been able to start his “Blitz-Krieg” (!

All this doesn´t belittle the German historical guilt and it doesn´t belittle the sacrifices of thousands of GIs who left their lives like millions of Soviet soldiers in the battle against the Nazis, as well as the sufferings of the Polish, French and British soldiers, but the believe that the US are the “Motherland of Anti-Fascism” is nothing but a myth, which is also shown by the fascist coup attempt in the US itself:

And after the Second World War the US Power Elite was busy to collect all sorts of Fascists in Europe to organize Operation Gladio!

Andreas Schlüter

More Links:

Since some time I´ve included English written articles and contributions into my Internet Blog. I hope to expand the portion of the English part of it. Here are the links to the English written contributions and those including an English version existing yet:

About me:


US Power Elite Declared War on the Southern Hemisphere, East Asia and all Non-Western Countries in September 2000”:

US Elections: No Illusions, Deadly Politics Will be Increased!”:

Zika Virus and a Strange Case”:

End of 2015:

Season´s Greetings & Happy 2016! – Frohe Feiertage & ein gutes 2016!

World Politics and Geo-Strategy”:

Netanyahu: Anti-Semite No 1 “Rewrites” History, or so!”

BBC, Rwanda: Did Kagame´s Murder Inc hit again? Death of Komla Afeke Dumor”:

Welcome to the World Theatre – Willkommen im Welttheater!

Uncle Sam: Black, Brown and Yellow People, I Shoot You!”

USA, NSA, CIA et al, does the Devil exist? “You must know that we know!”:

Oscar and the US – The Mask Is Slipping Off Again!

Nine Eleven and the Neocons: Finally Doing the Trick?”:

Only ISIS is Barbaric? Burning People Alive!

After Charlie Hebdo: Journalists And Cartoonists, If You Want To Be Brave, Here Are Some Cartoons You Could Spread!”

Mary´s Mosaic”, Looking into an Abyss, Part II:

Looking into an abyss: „Ebola: Pandora´s Box Opened Since Long?“

USA and Israel, the Helpless Giant and his Mad Dog: are there mor dirty secrets?

Rwanda twenty years ago:

African Struggles for Social Justice, Freedom and Democracy in Perspective, Reflected in a Series of Articles“:

Malaysian Flight MH 370:


List of my Articles on the USA:

Africa Under Attack:

The Fire Brigade is coming to Africa”:

Fuck the EU”: The Russian Bear Hits Back!

„Mandela: Another of South Africa´s Heroes Dead!“

Assassination of JFK:

“Nine Eleven a Dozen Years ago – Stirred it the Third World War?”

Big Brother: Caught Red Handed?:

Arafat & Litvinenko:

Obama and the Neocons:

Egyptian Addition to: “US PowerElite: At War
Among Themselves?”:

“Snowden, Putin and the US Russian „Partnership“: some legitimate Speculations”:

Trayvon Martin: US Justice – RIP:

“US Americans: 4th of July – for You and for the World – I Cry!”

US Government: Hubris

Africa 50 Years ago: Foundation of OAU:

D-Day shouldn´t be forgotten:

Staging a New Bogeyman for Colonial Wars?


President Obama playing the „Super-Zionist“:

“Habemus Papam”: A Cover Up?!:

On the death of Hugo Chavez:

Congo and Western crimes:

Happy New Year?:

„US Power Elite: At War Among Themselves?“:

Psychological Operations against the Truth:

Israel & Palestine:

Strange things around the Green Card:

Nine Eleven:


More articles:

on the death of Chinua Achebe:

Islamism and Anti-Imperialism:

My own little Art work:

Just what it is called:

Brilliant young artist from Nigeria:

Book recommendation (must read!):

Norway, Breivik & Terrorism:

Also what it´s called:

Israel, the US & Imperialism:

First “advanced Civilization” in the Americas:

A serious joke:

Israel and the Two State Solution:

Obama, US power elite, Israel lobby & Israel:

Vigilant poem on Africa:

Reality of Israel´s occupation policy:

Obama, “Change” & Kennedy:

The forgotten struggle of West Papua and neocolonialism:

Kennedy´s assassination in a clearer light:

Swiss historian Daniele Ganser & Nine Eleven:

Troy Davis:

on Evolution:

For a better understanding of today´s world and the “human condition” I recommend these Books and links:

Karl Marx:

Reading Marx´s Capital with David Harvey:

Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine

C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite:

Russ Baker, Family of Secrets:

William Blum, Killing Hope:

Daniele Ganser about “Nine Eleven”:


When being tired oft the tuff stuff:

Andreas Schlüter

(deutsche Version demnächst)

Preface: from the cradle of mankind

Anthropologic contemplations on existing racism

Modern Homo Sapiens emerged in Africa about 200,000 years ago. More archaic men – surely no dumb idiots but so able as to reach the island Flores in today Indonesia already by naval techniques – had already spread to Asia and Europe long ago. Those long time emigrants also leaving tropical regions had a long time adaption to cold and less sunny climates by less pigmentation and other physical modifications. When modern Africans emigrated – we all are predominantly descending from them – already about 120,000 years ago on certain routes they got admixture by those groups. So little comes from that admixture anyway that all our mitochondrial heritage (Mitochondrial material with own genetic material only passed by the mother) and y-chromosomes (only passed from the father) all come from modern (African) Homo Sapiens. It seems that the groups as such (modern man and the archaic groups) didn´t mix but men always had the tendency to rape (most probably from both sides). But we can be sure that in connection to environmental conditions all people who have different looks from African people today look so partly due to that archaic admixture favored by colder climates in which they have lived for a longer times. Especially after the end of the last ice age those northern groups with archaic admixture could increase in number and pass by ways which were blocked before. The people passing from Africa via climatic zones comparable to their home continent maintained their physical appearance. Those people are still to be found from parts of India (mostly having admixture) to the Melanesian Islands in the South West Pacific (see links down).

North versus South

Contact and Conflict: The Northern Expansion

When climatic changes opened ways blocked before and also the betterment in northern regions favored population growth northern people expanded. Cultural contacts between groups having dealt with different problems lead to multiplications of concepts and intellectual growth. In the North African, Near and Middle East as well as East Asian contact zones this lead to the upcoming of so called high cultures with the development of writing. The original black groups had an important hand in it and it is not for nothing that obviously the first writing developed in Egypt which was those days basically an African society. But by the time the Northerners formed by cold and hard conditions became in their expansion more aggressive and especially in South East Asia many original black ethnicities retreated to typical rain wood regions, where today they make up tiny minorities. But a large number there as well as in West Asia and South East Europe were absorbed into the expanding Northerners, in which you can at times still see that admixture. Never the less from Eastern parts of Indonesia to Melanesia the original black population is clearly surfacing and makes up the majority.

“White Man´s Rule”, Slavery and Capitalism

When by virtue of history the Europeans got control over vast parts of the world and made people and resources instruments of their further economical development they built a racist hierarchy imposing their sick concept of “racial superiority” and by the side of North Europeans “racial purity” on the subjugated people. They also liked to rule by dividing and played one group of oppressed people against the other increasing racist tendencies also among the oppressed. They were successfully dividing the exploited people of the colonies among each other as well as the exploited workers of their own ethnicities. The worst type of degradation, the “mother of racism”, became the anti black racism which they were also partly imposing and partly strengthening among other colonized groups. So a terrible “color hierarchy” was established, hitting Africa, Latin America, Asia and Oceania.

From Colonialism to Neocolonialism

When the competition of the different imperialist powers had resulted in terrible wars (World Wars I & II) and a social alternative represented in the “Socialist block” (as deformed it may ever have been) grew stronger, and one capitalist power – the US – became the one Empire struggling for control over this world, the concept was changed from direct political control to neocolonialism using strangulated puppet regimes as their henchmen to carry on ruthless exploitation of men and nature. They (the ruling “1 %”) pretended also to divert from racism (since they had to mobilize the world against their fascist competitors on basis of Nazi racism) but indeed carried on with it also by exploiting their seeds in other parts of the world. And they developed a tricky way of proclaiming “human rights” and “democracy” to intervene and invade again in “gun boat” manner. They usurped even justified liberation movements and strangulated them like the South Sudanese Liberation movement to destroy it and get control over recourses, especially Oil. And a very practical way to work was the old colonial territorial organization which had lead to formations full of conflicts.

The Indonesian Regime, a Brutal Henchman of globalized Capitalism

When Indonesia (to that day “Dutch East India”) gained independence (declared August 1945, formally recognized December 1949 by the Dutch) under Ahmed Sukarno it tried to follow a path of independence in the group of the block free states. But the military was very strong and deeply linked to the West, especially the US. Sukarno who had tried to balance the military and the strong communist party failed in the end after a terrible conflict (500,000 people, many landless sympathizers of the KP, butchered). General Suharto was the man of the US and seized power over the archipelago with so many different ethnicities. He and his military clique turned the many islands into a plunder ground for the Westerners and Japanese interests using Javanese dominance for their purposes, especially to eastern regions, i. e. the western part of New Guinea.

New Africa or Old Africa: New Guinea

When the Spaniards and other Westerners came across the island, its dark skinned inhabitants with frizzy hair reminded them of Africa´s Guinea Coast (which was already made the hunting ground for slavers) which inspired them to name the island New Guinea. Going further east they met similar people up to the Fiji islands and in course of time named them Melanesians because of the dark pigmentation. East of Fiji they came across people who seem to be an old mixture of all three main fractions of mankind and soon started the racist splitting and installation of “race hierarchy”, actually degrading all groups. The Melanesians became object of rude anti black racism and many times subjected to slavery called forced labor. The Polynesians became an object of sexual racism and their women were looked at as white man´s sex objects without rights, paternalistic exoticism. In modern times after World War II the US did not hesitate to make one of those island groups (Bikini) their nuclear playing ground and even transported people back to the polluted island “testing” the results. Actually the Japanese “interplay” in the South West Pacific region during World War II did not provide any “non white” solidarity on the side of the Japanese also coming with racist arrogance.

Contrary to the hostile degradation of its inhabitants by white people and contrary to the relative isolation (being protected by its rain wood forests) New Guinea is a remarkable place concerning cultural history. Independently from the early development of agriculture in the “fertile half moon” (stretching from North East Africa over the South of Turkey to Mesopotamia) as well as independently from the agricultural development in South China the agricultural history with intensive gardening techniques in New Guinea dates back 7,000 to 10,000 years (, thus putting it´s inhabitants, the Papua, among the pioneers of mankind´s agricultural history.

On the other side has the natural surrounding with high mountains and deep valleys led to an enormous linguistic splitting and the number of languages outnumbers that of continents. Certain forms of conflict practices (though culturally limited in a refined way) as well as other cultural practices strengthened western prejudices. When the Dutch reigned over “Dutch East India” including the western part of New Guinea, they infected many of the other colonized, whereas the Muslims did not even “need” this infection. The eastern part of New Guinea was up to World War I divided between the Germans in the North East and the British in the South East. The German part was handed to the Australians as a “protectorate” afterwards. Both parts got independence as Papua New Guinea in 1975 including the “Bismarck Archipelago and the Northern Solomon Islands ( Rich resources (oil, copper, gold) as well as well as agricultural products (coffee, cocoa, oil palm and tea) inspire Western greed and expose the country to all well known evils of neocolonialism as the western part of the island does. All 7.5 to 8 million inhabitants of today will have to defend their place against this growing greed.


The Fake “Decision”, the “Act of Free Choice”

Indonesia gained independence soon after WW II but Western New Guinea remained under Dutch control to the distaste of the Indonesian ruling class. The issue of independence raised some complicated questions in general, which were even more felt in Africa. A basic contradiction was lying in decolonization with colonial borders which separated ethnicities and lumped others – having historical conflicts or having very different types of society – together. General line among the anti colonial movements was to avoid endless border issues. But on the other side in Africa the large entity of former French West Africa was also split into a number of countries. The aspirations of the Javanese dominated Indonesian political class (under pressure of overpopulation in the archipelago´s West) were confronted with a special situation. Firstly West New Guinea had been longer under Dutch control and was de facto already no more “part of Indonesia”, secondly, but more important, it was a very different world. It was not only inhabited by very different people but by people on whom especially the majority and decisive group, the Javanese looked upon in despise with that racist arrogance that was strengthened by North European anti black racism. And the social structure would have left them almost defenseless to economic and social exploitation.

Such considerations didn´t bother neither the Indonesian government nor the Dutch nor the white dominated UN and by no means the US government. Indonesia tried to solve their “problem” by military force and under the strong influence of the US the UN made Holland in the New York agreement complying to hand over administration to Indonesia (which they did in March 1963), for which the US had special plans, fittingly analyzed by Noam Chomsky in an interview (shown in a video on YouTube, link under this paragraph). But the treaty also included a procedure after a while in which the Papua should decide whether they wanted to stay with Indonesia. The “Act of Free Choice” was then in 1969 nothing but a typical colonial theatre. The Indonesia military had selected 1025 men to vote in an event in July to August 1969 about the future of their people, which was being performed by “hand rising” (surrounded by barbed wire and armed forces nearby), blocking any public discussion on the matter. It doesn´t need much fantasy to imagine which mixture of bribing and terrorizing a military organization has to apply reaching the wanted result ( & Nevertheless the UN manifested this fake procedure in the resolution 2504 (XXIV) without any qualification whether it fulfilled the demands described in United Nations General Assembly resolutions 1514 and 1541 (XV) respectively. To call this theatre play an act of „self determination“ requires a high grade of cynicism.

Chomsky on East Timor (part 1 & part 2):

 Ongoing Resistance and ongoing Massacres

By and large the resistance and armed struggle began as campaigns by tribal warriors, who just wanted to get rid of the strange occupants pushing them around. By the time it got more organized, gained more support from exile Papua and sympathizers in Papua New Guinea (the eastern half of the island) and other Melanesians. Important in this process is the plunder of the resources by international companies, by which Indonesia tries to pay their own debts to world finance (a general problem of “Third World countries). The destruction and pollution of the natural surrounding and the expelling of people, so that Westerners can get “their” oil, gold and other precious resources “which by incident got under the rain wood of those savages”, fuels the resistance of the people. The brutality of the Indonesian army accordingly to moderate assumptions has cost the lives of more than 100,000 Papua. More on the struggle is to be found down this article in links.

Brothers in suffering

How little the Indonesian policy had to do with the fact that West Papua was once “united” with Indonesia in “Dutch East India” showed the treatment of the Portuguese colony East Timor which got near independence in the downfall of Portugal´s Salazar regime (to which the struggle of the people in its African colonies contributed enormously). With the support of the US Indonesia annexed East Timor and massacred many thousands of the inhabitants. In all this resulted in more than 100,000 deaths as the consequence also of hunger and illness. In the end the enormous brutality raised international protest which contributed together with the fierce resistance (by Falintil, the armed force of the Fretelin) to East Timor´s independence in September 2002. This development is in a way a torch and hope for the suffering Papua.

Hopes, Dangers and perspectives

As said before the example of East Timor might be encouraging, but notwithstanding the fact that East Timor has besides its Sandal wood off shore oil resources about which a partial sea boundary solution with Australia is reached, West Papua is a much more tempting prey for imperialism. If West Papua would hopefully gain independence international corporations are more on the uncertain side because the resistance as such is a lot motivated by the extraction of the resources. In such a case the empire (US) might even prefer unification with Papua New Guinea since neocolonial ties there are already established. The present turmoil in the eastern half of the island is largely the result of that. As long as the US capitalists are relatively sure of Indonesia they´ll do a lot to enable Indonesia to uphold its grip. A changing geostrategic situation in East and South East Asia could change things, especially if the upcoming currency treaty between China and Japan might do its part, since Japan is joining in the exploitation of Indonesia at the US´s will. On the other side do the covered plans to expand NATO to Australia and New Zealand not provide much good for the region since it´s the clear symbol for the will to perpetuate “white man´s world rule”.

The people of Papua must know that even Europe being still in the status of a vassal to the US Empire would be a very shaky ally in their aspirations. Public pressure and a strong support by leftist parties as well as solidarity from “Third World Countries”, especially from African countries, would be a desired help, but are still lacking. Understanding in Melanesia is growing, Vanuatu gave a good signal. To be “freed” by the West à la Libya is surely not an option, the country doesn´t need more bombs to be dropped. It will be a hard and protracted long struggle only to be won with the patience the freedom hero Filep Karma shows, who was thrown into prison by Indonesians after having raised West Papua´s flag in 2004 (

Andreas Schlüter

Information about West Papua´s independence struggle organized by Papua:

Support from Vanuatu:

Other reports:,%20Stand%20Up%20printed.pdf

East Timor:

On the anthropological aspect touched in the preface:

Mainland India, where black presence by own migration and by Arab deportation from Africa might be difficult always to make a difference:,_at_Devaliya_Naka,_Sasan_Gir,_Gujarat.jpg


Andaman Islands (politically belonging to India):

Malaysia, Semang:

Aetas of the Philippines:


Melanesians from Fiji:

See also:

African Struggles in Perspective“: