At least eight human skulls and skeletal remains were found on 25 December 2014(Christmas Day) along with other human artifacts fromthe compound of the former Tombisana High School in the heart of Imphal Town in Manipur in India’s North East, opposite the former Manipur LegislativeAssembly complex, bylabourers engaged in excavation work for a new market complex to come up in the location of the former school, which is only about 150 – 200 meters west of the centrally located Kangla Fort. The school was formerly occupied for almost three decades by the Central Reserve Police Force, the Border Security Forces and Manipur Police Commandoes, all extensively engaged in counter-insurgency operations against insurgent organizations fighting for Manipur’s political self-determination,such as the Manipur Peoples Liberation Front, Revolutionary Peoples Front, United National Liberation Front, etc.
Stand with West Papua for Liberation, Self-determination and Peace
The Indigenous People’s Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) strongly condemns the Indonesian police and military on their series of brutal repression and human rights violations against the West Papuan pro-independence activists and civilians.
Last year of December 5th, five West Papuan people were shot dead and 12 others injured when Indonesian troops and police fired into a crowd of civilians in the highlands region of Paniai. Prior to the massacre, the crowd had gathered in Karel Gobay Square in Paniai to protest against a group of Indonesian soldiers, who they say had beaten a 12-year-old boy the previous night.
REJECT FALSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CRISIS ASSERT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION
At the onset of the Twentieth Conference of Parties (COP) of UN Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled from 1-12 December 2014 at Lima, Peru, Indigenous Peoples worldwide under the banner of the Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) forward our concerns and expectations:
1) The COP 20 of UNFCCC is at a crucial moment to end the climate crisis, brought about by the aggressive and ruthless plunder of multinational corporations and imperialist countries for profits and power.