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Free West Papua Newsletter – September 2016

September 22, 2016
Momentum continues to build following Westminster meeting
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Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter
September 2016

It’s been a ground breaking few months for the campaign. In May, an historic meeting in Westminster marked the official launch of the call for an internationally supervised vote in West Papua.

Following on from this, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has continued to make progress in its bid for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Currently, Octo Mote of the ULMWP is at the UN General Assembly in New York, working with the Prime Ministers of Tonga and the Solomon Islands to raise the issue of West Papua.

Feeling a bit lost when it comes to the ULMWP and the MSG? Look no further than the handy guide below.

We are also building up to October’s global month-long music event, Rockin for West Papua. It’s not too late to get involved, and there are lots of ways you can show your support, from using #MUSICISAWEAPON to organising your own gig. Lastly, if you’re a UK supporter please invite your MP to the next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua, on 12th October.

Thank you, as ever, for all your support and solidarity. Papua Merdeka!

Momentum continues to build following Westminster meeting

On 3rd May an historic meeting took place in Westminster where political leaders from around the world signed a declaration calling for an internationally supervised vote on independence in West Papua. The meeting gained press coverage around the world and momentum for the new declaration continues to grow.

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MSG, ULMWP and West Papua – What you need to know

Officials and representatives of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) have arrived in Honiara to attend the MSG leader’s summit on the 14th July to determine whether the current observer status of United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) will be elevated to full membership. Full membership status for the ULMWP…

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Rize of the Morning Star Presents ROCKIN FOR WEST PAPUA

The Free West Papua Campaign is happy to announce that the first GLOBAL PEACE CONCERT will be held for West Papua this October and we are inviting YOU to be a part of it. Since 1963, an estimated 500,000 West Papuans have died at the hands of occupying Indonesia. That’s

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URGENT UK CALL FOR ACTION: INVITE YOUR MP TO THE APPG ON WEST PAPUA MEETING NEXT MONTH

We need British-based supporters of the campaign to ask their MPs to attend. Below is a template email you can send to your local MP with the details of the APPG and requesting their attendance. It is vital that we spread awareness of the reality of life in West Papua

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Free West Papua Campaign

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 403202
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 403217
office@freewestpapua.org

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