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“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 in 2013 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.

kev-flags-vibranceIn 2015 the Freedom Flotilla West Papua will undertake further creative actions of resistance to highlight the suffering of West Papuan People and the damage caused by multinational corporations and colonial governments on the land and people, specifically targeting Rio Tinto’s Freeport mine in Timika West Papua.

“The Republic of Indonesia kills people like me, Amungme people, the land the military own in Tamika was not bought, it was taken at gunpoint. The Indonesian military is used as a tool by Freeport mine to kill us.” Mama Yosepha Alomang<

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.

PAPUA BARAT – TANGAN BERDARAH

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Pada tanggal 16 Juli, Flotilla Kemerdekaan ke Papua Barat membalas ‘permainan perang’ di antara AS dan Australia dengan aksi langsung di laut lepas, menarik perhatian pada perjuangan Papua Barat untuk kemerdekaan dari pendudukan Indonesia yang kejam.

PAPUA BARAT – TANGAN BERDARAH

Flotilla Kemerdekaan ke Papua Barat berfokus kepada keterlibatan Australia dan AS dalam pelanggaran HAM disana. Kedua negara tersebut telah memungkinkan dan mendukung pendudukan ini, secara diplomatis dan secara material.

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Masalah ini mulai di tahun 1961, dengan pengambilalihan Papua Barat, yaitu difasilitasi oleh PBB. Pada saatnya jajak pendapat itu, militer Indonesia memilih 1025 orang Papua Barat, dan memaksa orang tersebut untuk memilih di bawah todongan senjata. Papua Barat berada di bawah pendudukan militer Indonesia sejak 1969.

Sailing Selama lima puluh tahun ini, Papua Barat telah menderita sebuah genosida, yang pernah dilaporkan secara luas. Sampai sekarang, lebih dari 500,000 warga negara Papua tewas, atau diperkosa dan disiksa.West Papua Freedom Forum Pendukungan militer dan keuangan dari Australia dan AS berlangsung sampai hari ini. Begitu juga pembunuhan dan pelanggaran Hak Asasi Manusia oleh pasukan Indonesia di Papua Barat sedang berlangsung.pog sailing

Inisiator Flotilla, Ketua Arabunna Kevin Buzzacott, mengatakan bahwa

“Kami tidak akan tahan pembunuhan ini di depan rumah kami.”

“Australia dan AS memang terlibat dalam genosida yang terjadi di Papua Barat. Kedua Pemerintah ini bertangan merah dengan darah Papua Barat” mengatakan Izzy Brown, dari Flotilla Kemerdekaan.

Laporan HAM Departemen Luar Negeri AS yang baru-baru ini dirilis menyorot pelanggaran HAM oleh pasukan Indonesia yang sedang berlangsung di Papua Barat. Laporan ini mengungkapkan bahwa penyiksaan dan pembunuhan tersebut disembunyikan secara sistematis. Laporan tersebut dapat dibaca dengan URL ini : http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2014&dlid=236442#wrapper

Tambang Freeport juga terkenal karena keterlibatan dalam pelanggaran HAM sistematis oleh pasukan keamanan yang diperkerjakan oleh Freeport, termasuk pengawasan, penyiksaan mental, ancaman kematian dan tahanan rumah. Operasi Freeport di Papua Barat telah menyebabkan kerusakan parah pada lingkunga orang Amungme, yaitu merupakan sebuah kontribusi terhadap genosida budaya yang sedang berlangsung di seluruh Papua Barat.

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Di 2015, pemerintah Australia berkurang bantuan luar negeri ke Indonesia, tetapi pendanaan untuk pembantuan dan pelatihan polisi Indonesia tetap mengalir. Pasukan Indonesia telah melakukan pelanggaran HAM yang parah, dan Australia harus berhenti pendanaan yang memungkinkan ketakutan massal dan pembunuhan kejam.

Orang Papua Barat berjuang untuk kemerdekaan. Di antaranya, ada banyak orang yang berjuang untuk hidupnya mereka sendiri. Mereka telah meminta bantuan kami.

Kami membantu rakyat Timor Leste di saat mereka membutuhkan. Rakyat Papua Barat layak mendapatkan dukungan kami juga. Hubungi Flotilla Kemerdekaan ke Papua Barat: freedomflotillamedia@gmail.com

Cindy Watson

Australia untuk Papua Barat Merdeka 0407267502

Indonesian consulate Darwin 50 years of blood shed

The Indonesian Government forces have slaughtered over 500,000 West Papuan men, women and children in the last 53 years.

After decades of this criminal cruelty, it is time to tell the Indonesian Government that we will no longer stand by whilst their Indonesian forces continue the ongoing bloodshed, rape, murder and torture of innocent men, women and children in West Papua.

50 years of bloodshed

The blood at the Indonesian Government consulate in Darwin today highlights ongoing bloodshed and slaughter of innocent civilians in West Papua.

On December 8, 2014 in West Papua, school children were gunned down by Indonesian forces in what is known as the Paniai massacre.

More recently, more school children were shot by plain clothed Indonesian forces by the side of the road.

50 years of bloodshed

These ongoing cold blooded murders, torture, rape and disappearances of West Papuan kids and citizens continues to this day.

THE JOKOWI GOVERNMENT HAS INSURED THAT NO ONE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR THESE INTERNATIONAL CRIMES. The Jokowi government has insured that no legitimate investigation has occurred into these international human rights abuses.

The bloodshed continues, the murder continues……..Free West Papua

Shirts off for Papua on U.S. War Ship

Freedom Flotilla to West Papua & friends board ‪#‎USSFitzgerald‬ Missile destroyer in DARWIN before it’s deployment to the Indo-Asia Pacific region ‪#‎FreeWestPapua‬shirts off for Papua Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney knew about the massive gold deposits that is now Grasberg Freeport mine before the Dutch pulled out and conspired with Indonesia to take control of West Papua to gain access to its resources.11781867_722732977855789_7350442448111610474_n The Freeport project is associated with an astonishing level of violence. Confrontations and military conflict have flared repeatedly since the Dutch departed, with the Indonesian government well supported by the US government with military training, advisers and weapons sales. The Australian government also provided military hardware, including helicopters, and training. There have been multiple instances of military deployment of modern warfare techniques against local indigenous traditional cultures with peaks occurring in 1977, 1980 and 1996.11750663_722733067855780_4717180482874996346_nThe U.S. betrayed West Papua in 1961 by facilitating Indonesia’s invasion of West Papua. Time for the U.S. to right the wrongs of the past and help West Papua on the road to freedom.

West Papuan Blood on your hands

IMG_9648 Today The Freedom Flotilla West Papua has chosen to respond to the joint US and Australian ‘war games’ with a direct action on the high seas, drawing attention to the West Papuan struggle for independence against the cruel Indonesian occupation.

West Papua flotilla crew

West Papua flotilla crew

The Flotilla are focusing on the US and Australia’s engagement in enabling and supporting this occupation, which dates back to the flawed 1961 U.N. facilitated takeover of West Papua. Both US and Australian ongoing financial and Military support has continued to the present day as have the subsequent widely reported killings and human rights violations in West Papua by Indoensian forces.West Papua  11755227_10206013981263089_8390875983778304129_n West Papua has been under Indonesian military occupation since the 1969 vote when Indonesia handpicked 1025 West Papuans who were forced to vote at Indonesian gunpoint. Since, West Papua has suffered a widely reported genocide with now over 500,000 Papuan citizens killed, raped and tortured. Flotilla initiator, Arabunna Elder Kevin Buzzacott, says that “We can no longer have this murder on our doorstep”

West Papua-

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”Australia and the U.S. are complicit in the genocide happening in West Papua. The blood of West Papua is on your hands” Izzy Brown – Freedom Flotilla West Papua IMG_9676 The 2014 U.S Department of State report on Human rights released recently highlighted Indonesian forces continued human rights abuses in West Papua. http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2014&dlid=236442#wrapper This report revealed systematic cover ups of torture and killings. Freeport mine is also renowned for complicity and systematic human rights abuses by security forces employed by Freeport including surveillance, mental torture, death threats and house arrest. Freeport’s operations in West Papua have caused severe degradation to the Amungme people’s environment and habitat, contributing to the ongoing cultural genocide throughtout West Papua. 11745500_10206013979743051_2871693416964087960_n The Australian government reduced foreign aid to Indonesia this year but funding, including Indonesian police training and assistance have remained to secure fragile relations between the nations. Indonesian forces are guilty of gross human rights violations and Australia has to stop funding and feeding the fear and brutal killings. West Papuan people are struggling for freedom. Many Papuans are struggling for their lives. They have asked for our help. We helped the Timorese in their time of need. The people of West Papua also deserve our support. Contact Freedom Flotilla to West Papua freedomflotillamedia@gmail.com Cindy Watson Australians for a Free West Papua 0407267502

Freedom Flotilla renegade entry entry at the Darwin Beer Can Regatta!

The regatta attracts more than 15,000 people to Mindil Beach every year.11703240_880409798661168_575827855501231307_n

The Battle of Mindil pirate style

Mural for a Free West Papua.

Mural underway on the corner of Bennett Street and Cavanagh Street Darwin. In support of Australians for a Free West Papua.

Amazing mural going up at this moment on the corner of Bennett Street and Cavanagh Street. In support of Australians for a Free West Papua.

Amazing mural going up at this moment on the corner of Bennett Street and Cavanagh Street. In support of Australians for a Free West Papua.

Northern Territory artists have collaborated with well-known Larrakia Elder and artist June Mills and West Papuan Independence campaigners to create Darwin’s largest mural depicting images and words of solidarity and support for West Papuan political independence.

The mural, featuring the Aboriginal and West Papuan Morning Star flag was painted by over 20 local artists and will be completed with a signing off by visiting West Papuan Independence leader Jacob Rumbiak this morning at 11am at its city central site on the corner of Bennett and Cavanagh Streets.

The raising of the Morning Star flag is a crime in West Papua under the brutal Indonesian military occupation, punishable by 15 years. It now hangs here in the centre of Darwin city protected by the Larrakia people and the wider community to remind all Australians of our obligations to work alongside  our near neighbours in their struggle for human rights and freedom.

Photo and interview opportunities at 11am at the site of the mural.

Call Cindy Watson from Australians for a Free West Papua on 0407 267 502

In support of Australians for a Free West Papua.

In support of Australians for a Free West Papua.

Biak Massacre Ceremony

”On Sunday night here in Darwin, Northern Territory, I performed a Larrakia sacred smoking ceremony for the Biak Massacre and all West Papuan people who have lost there lives and their families. This one of my favourite images of the night.” June Mills

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In 1998, Indonesian forces opened fire on West Papuan citizens in Biak, where the Morning Star flag had been raised in support of West Papua’s independence.
The Indonesian military violently raided houses and forced West Papuan people toward the sea – then tortured, raped and murdered innocent Papuans, murdering over 100 men, women and children. Their Bodies were piled into awaiting Indonesian naval ships. No member of the Indonesian forces have been brought to justice for this crime against humanity.
For more information, please visit http://www.biak-tribunal.org/