Saturday, 18 October 2008

Free West Papua

I attended the Free West Papua event with - Green MEP Caroline Lucas speaking - at RISC yesterday and heard about the various injustices - rape, murder and displacement - perpetrated by Indonesia against the West Papuan people. It is outrageous that these atrocities are still committed and yet another murderous regime is still being propped up with military hardware from the UK with the blessings of the Labour government.

It was a really good event mixing the sadness over what has happened and the hope of a more positive future. In one of the lively songs it was good to see the Mayor Peter Beard dancing away, but he looked a little concerns when him chains ended up on one of his fellow dancers!

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