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