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Posts Tagged ‘West Papua Independence’

Indonesia: Solidarity Poster for Human Rights Lawyer Veronica Koman

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Solidarity poster for fugitive Anarchist comrade and human rights lawyer Veronica Koman who is facing up to 6 years imprisonment and fines of $US70,000 for ‘incitement’ and ‘spreading fake news’ for her important coverage on social media of the racist attacks against West Papuan students in Indonesia and the ongoing peoples’ uprising in West Papua.
Veronica was also an important source of information regarding the repression against anarchists in Indonesia that took place during and after the 2019 May Day demonstrations. Text of poster reads: “Stop the criminalization of human rights defenders and anti-racism activists”

via anarchistsworldwide.

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Posted in Social Control

Makassar, Indonesia: Solidarity Action for West Papuans

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Makassar, Indonesia, August 21st, 2019: Dozens of Makassar citizens took direct action (blocking the road) in front of the Hasanuddin University to convey solidarity with West Papuans who received racist acts and violence from the military, police and ultra-nationalist civil militias.

As for what is written on the banner:

MAKASSAR CITIZENS SOLIDARITY FOR PAPUA

1. STOP TORTURING PAPUANS RIGHT NOW!
2. PAPUANS ARE FREE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY (TO FREEDOM)
3. TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces), POLRI (Indonesian Police Force) AND FASCIST CIVIL MILITIAS, STOP YOUR RACIST ACTS, YOU DICK SHIT!

via Anarchists Worldwide.

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Posted in Direct Action

Salatiga: Demo in solidarity with West Papuan struggle (Indonesia)

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Freedom for Papua

15 November 2017

Solidarity between various alliances including Libertarian Student Federation (FML), Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in the small town of Salatiga, at the Satya Wacana Christian University. This solidarity is a nationwide call from the KNPB (National Committee of West Papua) in order to give pressure to the Indonesian government to give rights to West Papuan independence and autonomy. In this case, anarchists and libertarians limited their solidarity for the full autonomy and freedom of West Papua from Indonesian state and not supporting the creation of West Papua as a nation-state.

Anarkis/FML

Salatiga (Jawa Tengah)

Solidaritas antar berbagai aliansi termasuk diantaranya Federasi Mahasiswa Libertarian (FML), Aliansi Mahasiswa Papua (AMP) terjadi di kota kecil Salatiga, tepatnya di Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana. Solidaritas ini merupakan seruan dari KNPB (Komite Nasional Papua Barat) dalam skala nasional untuk menekan pemerintah Indonesia agar memberikan hak untuk menentukan pilihan bangsa Papua Barat. Dalam hal ini, kaum anarkis dan libertarian, membatasi solidaritasnya dalam bentuk otonomi bangsa Papua Barat dan bukannya disintergrasi yang akan menciptakan negara baru lagi.

Videos Links (click on the links below):
Some anarchist students make their way out of campus
Demonstration outside of University

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Agitasi

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Posted in Direct Action

Forgotten Bird of Paradise (West Papua)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

“Our freedom fighters are poorly armed, often having to make do with spears and bows and arrows to fight the Indonesian army, yet despite our poor military equipment, we have been strong enough to stand up against Indonesia’s military machine for more than 30 years. No one can deny we are strong.” Moses Werror 1/24/96.

Forgotten Bird of Paradise is a 2009 documentary film directed by Dominic Brown, about the struggle for independence being fought in West Papua. Brown travelled and filmed in West Papua without the permission of the Indonesian authorities, putting himself in great danger. The documentary features an interview conducted with Yusak Pakage, a high profile West Papuan political prisoner recognised by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience. He is currently serving a ten year prison sentence for raising the West Papuan flag during a ceremony in 2004. The interview was recorded in secret by Brown during a hospital visit where Pakage was receiving treatment for torture.

There is also footage and dialogue from an OPM camp led by one of the armed resistance leaders, General Goliath Tabuni. Tabuni and his fighters speak about how Freeport mine has destroyed the land and exploits the people, how Indonesia is ruining the environment and stealing the resources with the help of foreign companies, which they then sell to the USA, UK and Australia. Indonesia spends the money on military equipment to murder those who resist. Solidarity with the West Papuan anti-colonial struggle and OPM.

OPM Website

More info on OPM:

http://www.converge.org.nz/wpapua/opm.html

Link for human rights NGO: http://tapol.org/

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Posted in Eco Struggle, Library