UNITED STRUGGLE PROJECT
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.
Territorians for a Free West Papua will stand alongside with members of the West Papuan Community and members of the International solidarity movement ‘United Struggle’ at a rally to be held at the Indonesian Consulate Darwin at 8 am onWednesday October 21.
The rally will include a statement to be delivered to the President of Indonesia and include messages from West Papuan activist Lober Wanggai who asks the President to “leave West Papua in Peace’ whilst activist Alpheus Meage says “all the people of West Papua want is freedom’.
Desert to the Sea – Freedom Flotilla to West Papua Multi-media exhibition. Launch 6pm 24th September Alice Springs.. come on down… photo’s films and art from an epic adventure across land and sea. Photos by Jeevi Ka Kim Westmorland Tully Starr Margret Freeradical Gilchrist Izzy Brown Ðavid Wainggai Jessie Boylan Traditional art by Lober Eto L Wainggai Films by Izzy Brown and Jeevi ka Part of DIY fest http://www.freebbqcashgiveaway.com
The Embassy is a reclamation of the sovereign indigenous land and represents a united front of world indigenous movements against the destruction of the earth and its peoples.
“The Earth Embassy brings the reality of the environment emergency to the parliament and big business district of Melbourne through traditional, beautiful radical and necessary acts of creative resistance.”
This World Environment Day, June the 5th 2014 an Earth Embassy will be established at the Victorian Parliament House precinct. The Embassy is a reclamation of the sovereign indigenous land and will represent a united front of world indigenous movements against the destruction of the earth and its peoples.
The autonomous space will be a hub for all earth defenders to establish a presence on Aboriginal land and bring their issues to the city streets.
The protest features the First-nations Liberation Movement (FnL). They will bring Black issues to the conversation on World Environment Day, creating a space for indigenous people to join forces in solidarity with others responding to the ecological emergency facing our planet.
West Papuan indigenous activists will construct a traditional hut to bring their demands for environmental justice and human rights in their homeland to Melbourne.
Earth Embassy Manifesto-
From land rights and the environment, from toll ways to fracking, from old growth forests to coal mining, from dredging to drilling, from human rights to animal liberation, from sustainable energies to anti- nuke.
Our forces combined, our powers united. No longer will we allow our world to be destroyed in silence.
On the auspicious day of World Environment Day, 5th June 2014, may we combine our global efforts to become a force to be reckoned with.
This is a call out to all individuals, groups, collectives and organisations that stand in the defense of the earth, its environment, animals and people, to respond to global environmental and social injustice, in anyway, shape or form.
Melburnians Call for Release of the 77 Papuan and Malukan Political Prisoners held in Indonesian Prisons Demonstrations were held around the globe, including Edinburgh, London, The Hague, Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne, on Wednesday April 2, calling for the immediate and … Continue reading →
The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua is an unprecedented event of creative resistance to the Indonesian occupation of West Papua. The initiative of Indigenous Elders of Australia and West Papua builds global solidarity and highlight the abuses of human rights and land rights carried out under the occupations of their lands on an international stage.
Join us in this 30minute video for a 5000km journey by land and sea to reconnect ancient cultures.
West Papua Freedom Flotilla – the short version
The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua, a 5000km journey starting in Lake Eyre South Australia. This 10 minute video is a condensed version of a truly epic adventure that highlights issues of indigenous sovereignty and culture and human rights abuses in West Papua. Edit by Izzy and Jeevika
Melanesian Women Solidarity has put out the call for 5 laptops and 5 printers for women in West Papua. The laptops and printers will be distributed to 5 different regions in WP to help with the training of women to empower them in the non violent struggle for human rights in West Papua.
Also a request for video cameras for the women just came through.. please spread the word.. this stuff can save lives.
Any organization or individuals that willing to help PLEASE let us know ASAP
This is the second part of a 2 part series. This episode talks about Freeport Mines’ poisoning of the land and it’s people. It also includes an interview with Korenus Watori a lecturer on environmental issues at a university in Jayapura who worked for the government to do an environmental impact statement on Freeport’s Grasburg mine.