Global Day of Action in 9 cities in 6 countries

Saturday, the 15th of August, was a Global Day of Action in 9 cities in 6 countries around the world to remember “The Day of Broken Promise” when West Papua was sold to Indonesia in 1962. 11890983_10206223794748295_6736291809291930326_n

In Melbourne, we will be protesting the continued occupation by Indonesia of the land of the West Papuan people that has seen the genocide of half a million people over the past 53 years. Indonesian occupation has profited from mining- mining that has caused devastating environmental damage and resulting ill-health. US-owned Freeport and Australian-owned Rio Tinto mining corporations make huge profits, shared with Indonesia, on the suffering of West Papuan people.11898846_10206224981777970_7383609253657564643_n

Join together to demand an end to ongoing human rights abuses and the immediate release of all political prisoners.

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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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