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Author MacLeod, Jason, author.

Title Merdeka and the Morning Star : Civil Resistance in West Papua / Jason Macleod.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : University of Queensland Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (304 pages).
Series Peace and conflict series
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Summary An important addition to UQP’s internationally acclaimed Peace & Conflict Studies seriesWest Papua is a secret story. On the western half of the island of New Guinea, hidden from the world, in a place occupied by the Indonesian military since 1963, continues a remarkable nonviolent struggle for national liberation. In Merdeka and the Morning Star, academic Jason MacLeod gives an insider’s view of the trajectory and dynamics of civil resistance in West Papua. Here, the indigenous population has staged protests, boycotts, strikes and other nonviolent actions against repressive rule.This is the first in-depth account of civilian-led insurrection in West Papua, a movement that has transitioned from guerrilla warfare to persistent nonviolent resistance. MacLeod analyses several case studies, including tax resistance that pre-dates Gandhi’s Salt March by two decades, worker strikes at the world’s largest gold and copper mine, daring attempts to escape Indonesian rule by dugout canoe, and the collection of a petition in which signing meant to risk being shot dead.Merdeka and the Morning Star is a must-read for all those interested in Indonesia, the Pacific, self-determination struggles and nonviolent ways out of occupation.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights.
Passive resistance -- Indonesia -- Papua.
Government, Resistance to -- Indonesia -- Papua.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: MacLeod, Jason, Merdeka and the Morning Star : civil resistance in West Papua. St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2015. 9780702253768
Standard No. 9780702255670
ISBN 9780702255670 (e-pub)
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