Saturday, June 27, 2015

Forum lends solidarity message to West Papua

Building a grassroots solidarity movement with the people of West Papua was a strong theme of the forum on human rights in Indonesia and West Papua organised by Socialist Alliance and Green Left Weekly on June 25.

West Papuan activist Wiwince Pigome was one of the speakers and explained the so called "Act of Free Choice" whereby West Papua was integrated into Indonesia was in fact an "Act of No Choice" conducted under military rule.

Rebecca Meckleburg spoke about the history of solidarity activity in Australia and the emergence of resistance to the Suharto dictatorship in the 1990s. Muhammad Ridha from the Working People's Party (PRP) of Indonesia spoke about the limits of the current reformasi period.

The meeting finished with a message of solidarity (below) for the West Papuan independence movement.

One, two, three: West Papua will be free!
A message of solidarity at the end of the Socialist Alliance forum about Human Rights in Indonesia and West Papua.
Posted by Socialist Alliance WA on Friday, June 26, 2015