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.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Shirts off for Papua on U.S. War Ship

  1. Congratulations to you all. Absolutely brilliant photography.

    ‘Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

    Viva the Morning Star
    Viva West Papua Merdeka
    Viva The Freedom Flotilla

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