November 29, 2018

On the 57th anniversary of the first raising of West Papua’s Morning Star Flag, we invite you to take part in this year’s Global Flag Raising Day this Saturday December 1st.

Show your solidarity for West Papua’s freedom and right to self-determination.

To show the growing worldwide support for West Papua, each year we ask supporters to send in photos of themselves raising the Morning Star Flag in their area.

Send in an individual photo or attend one of these public events:

Auckland: (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Wellington: (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Christchurch: (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Ballarat: (Australia)
Townsville: (Australia)
Cairns: (Australia)
Castlemaine: (Australia)
Melbourne: (Australia)
Cape Town (South Africa): Outside of Parliament 9am
Honiara: (Solomon Islands)
Oxford: (UK) Oxford Townhall 10am
Manchester: (UK)
London (UK)
The Hague: (Netherlands):

Take a photo of you and/or your group raising the Morning Star Flag

If you do not already own a Morning Star flag a high resolution image for printing can be found here:

Be sure to tag us with your photos @freewestpapua and by using the hashtags #GlobalFlagRaising #FreeWestPapua and #LetWestPapuaVote

The post voted ‘Best Photo’ will receive a goody bag filled with Free West Papua Campaign gear and a surprise!

“The land of West Papua will always be remembered as the birth place of the Morning Star, which is the last glimpse of night as the sun rises. The Morning Star has guided seafarers to West Papua’s shores for thousands of years, and so too it will also guide us to freedom. The Morning Star is the symbol of our home, and represents our dream to live independently and in peace. This is why we will keep calling on our friends around the world to participate in raising the Morning Star flag alongside us, and continue asking then to show Indonesia they affirm our path to freedom and right to self-determination.” – Raki Ap, Spokesperson for the Free West Papua Campaign