“We have a responsibility to care for our brothers and sisters from across the water. We must bring the water and the fire, the love and the music to heal the country and move in solidarity.”Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna Aboriginal Elder<
The voyage of the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua was an unprecedented event of creative resistance to the Indonesian occupation of West Papua. The initiative of Indigenous Elders of Australia and West Papua built global solidarity and highlighted the abuses of human rights and land rights carried out under the occupations of their lands on an international stage.
The Freedom Flotilla campaign continues to fight for the rights of West Papuans on land and at sea. Follow the journey on this website or via twitter & facebook.
‘“We work for world peace and justice, we start from our region, the Pacific.”Jacob Rumbiak, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Federated Republic of West Papua.
Territorians for a Free West Papua will stand alongside with members of the West Papuan Community and members of the International solidarity movement ‘United Struggle’ at a rally to be held at the Indonesian Consulate Darwin at 8 am onWednesday October 21.
The rally will include a statement to be delivered to the President of Indonesia and include messages from West Papuan activist Lober Wanggai who asks the President to “leave West Papua in Peace’ whilst activist Alpheus Meage says “all the people of West Papua want is freedom’.
TFFWP will demand all current West Papuan political prisoners be released as proof of the President’s commitment to a Democratic Indonesian. TFFWP will ask that human rights in West Papua be improved immediately and that the President treat the people of West Papua like human beings in anticipation of the promised dialogue.
Last week, 49 West Papuans were arrested by Indonesian forces for protesting the imprisonment of two French Journalists under Indonesian guard. The Australian Government recently called upon Indonesia to release the two French Journalists and their fate will be decided in court this week.
West Papua was annexed by Indonesia in 1969 and seen decades of human rights abuse by Indonesian forces which have been ignored by consecutive Indonesian Presidents and Australian Governments. Human rights violations by Indonesian forces and killings of Political activists have remained largely unreported due to Journalists being denied access to e troubled province.
President Widodo has announced he will travel to West Papua this week. 75% of West Papuans who did vote in the 2014 democratic election, voted for him.
Desert to the Sea – Freedom Flotilla to West Papua Multi-media exhibition. Launch 6pm 24th September Alice Springs.. come on down… photo’s films and art from an epic adventure across land and sea. Photos by Jeevi Ka Kim Westmorland Tully Starr Margret Freeradical Gilchrist Izzy Brown Ðavid Wainggai Jessie Boylan Traditional art by Lober Eto L Wainggai Films by Izzy Brown and Jeevi ka Part of DIY fest http://www.freebbqcashgiveaway.com
The Embassy is a reclamation of the sovereign indigenous land and represents a united front of world indigenous movements against the destruction of the earth and its peoples.
“The Earth Embassy brings the reality of the environment emergency to the parliament and big business district of Melbourne through traditional, beautiful radical and necessary acts of creative resistance.”
This World Environment Day, June the 5th 2014 an Earth Embassy will be established at the Victorian Parliament House precinct. The Embassy is a reclamation of the sovereign indigenous land and will represent a united front of world indigenous movements against the destruction of the earth and its peoples.
The autonomous space will be a hub for all earth defenders to establish a presence on Aboriginal land and bring their issues to the city streets.
The protest features the First-nations Liberation Movement (FnL). They will bring Black issues to the conversation on World Environment Day, creating a space for indigenous people to join forces in solidarity with others responding to the ecological emergency facing our planet.
West Papuan indigenous activists will construct a traditional hut to bring their demands for environmental justice and human rights in their homeland to Melbourne.
Earth Embassy Manifesto-
From land rights and the environment, from toll ways to fracking, from old growth forests to coal mining, from dredging to drilling, from human rights to animal liberation, from sustainable energies to anti- nuke.
Our forces combined, our powers united. No longer will we allow our world to be destroyed in silence.
On the auspicious day of World Environment Day, 5th June 2014, may we combine our global efforts to become a force to be reckoned with.
This is a call out to all individuals, groups, collectives and organisations that stand in the defense of the earth, its environment, animals and people, to respond to global environmental and social injustice, in anyway, shape or form.
Melburnians Call for Release of the 77 Papuan and Malukan Political Prisoners held in Indonesian Prisons Demonstrations were held around the globe, including Edinburgh, London, The Hague, Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne, on Wednesday April 2, calling for the immediate and … Continue reading →
The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua is an unprecedented event of creative resistance to the Indonesian occupation of West Papua. The initiative of Indigenous Elders of Australia and West Papua builds global solidarity and highlight the abuses of human rights and land rights carried out under the occupations of their lands on an international stage.
Join us in this 30minute video for a 5000km journey by land and sea to reconnect ancient cultures.