February 19, 2016
Set in a Rugby league clubroom, Run It Straight is an Aotearoa New Zealand film that tells the story of a community who open their hearts to the people of West Papua and the struggle for freedom. If you do one thing today, please watch and share this inspirational film.
January 23, 2016
On January 21st, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, and the Chairperson of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Hon. Manasseh Sogavare met once again with members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). The ULMWP briefed the Prime Minister on the situation in occupied West Papua and…
December 15, 2015
Recently, the world has learned about the blanket of smog across Indonesia caused by slash and burn deforestation. In occupied West Papua, there has been the same rampant deforestation and the smog is now causing health problems across the region, including in Papua New Guinea and Micronesia. Below is a…
November 20, 2015
Today West Papuan Independence Leader and Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu told Benny Wenda “The people of West Papua and their struggle are in my prayers”
November 12, 2015
On 4th November the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare welcomed a delegation of West Papuans, including members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to his office and assured them of his determination as Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to continue to
October 12, 2015
Legendary Pacific band Te Vaka have composed an incredible new Free West Papua song as part of their latest album Amataga. Papua I Sisifo is a true freedom song from the heart of the South Pacific and means so much to all West Papuans to hear such a powerful song
October 4, 2015
We are extremely encouraged to report that following the historic speech at the United nations General Assembly by the Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands. Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has also spoken up with strong support for West Papua.
October 1, 2015
WATCH THE FULL SPEECH HERE WITH WEST PAPUA MENTIONED FROM 14:20 ONWARDS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcv1fUfxZx0 History was made at the United Nations yesterday as Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Prime Minister of Tonga gave a strong speech to the General Assembly supporting the people of West Papua! The Kingdom of Tonga and the Solomon
September 30, 2015
We have just received an urgent comprehensive human rights report from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) that on Monday 28th Levi Gebze a 16 year old West Papuan boy was arrested and tortured by the Indonesian police in Merauke.
September 30, 2015
Below is an urgent statement from Benny Wenda after two more West Papuan teenagers were shot by the Indonesian police yesterday in the town of Timika, exactly one month after 6 other West Papuans were shot by the Indonesian military in the same town. Dear everyone, Yesterday my people…