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.

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UNITED STRUGGLE PROJECT Objectives: Record music and make music video clips addressing issues face by displaced people with artists in affected areas, including one collaborative song with a representative from each place Forum for displaced people to express their stories through music and video and documentary making Create networks to unite global struggles Create links with artists globally Target racism against refugees in the broader community Background and Inspirations My main motivation is my love of music and belief in social and environmental justice. Music can be used as a tool for change and education to break down walls, create common ground and unite common struggles. Lake Eyre to West Papua Land and Sea Convoy for Peace and Justice Looking at the ancient ways to find the new beginnings… ‘’We were one people, we still are one people, we must up hold our cultural connection, the old land is calling us.’’ Uncle Kevin Buzzacott Arabuna elder.

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