Crying Freedom
the website

Foundational facts to substantiate Vivi's story, political analysis, and an urgent call to action

FACTS BEHIND THE STORY

A growing list of academic references and factual evidence of atrocities that inspired Crying Freedom

TAKE ACTION NOW!

How you can volunteer from anywhere to help save the Land and Melanesian peoples of West Papua

BONUS DIALOGUE

More fireside talks on Indonesia’s military democracy and possible paths to justice for West Papuans

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

This site provides a factual basis for the fictional story contained in the Crying Freedom ebook. It is a ‘living bibliography’ of videos and web or print references verifying the actual events that inspired Vivi’s fictional story.

Updates since then substantiate the increasingly urgent call to stop the military impunity and injustice that continues to rapidly obliterate ancient cultures and a wide range of species in what is possibly the most threatened rainforest on Earth. Our intent is to inform and connect readers who may choose to make a difference, by offering a historical perspective and a variety of ways to take action to support the brave and peace-loving people of this nation. To help West Papuans regain their freedom, please lend your talents, your situation, your wealth, your influence (e.g., social media) or any other form of support to stop this global tragedy at a most crucial time. Peace, and Merdeka! (Freedom!)

Table of Contents

What’s in this website?

Facts Supporting the Story

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You Can Take Action!

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Bonus Story Dialogue / Analysis

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Historical References

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Donate to NGOs for West Papua

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Author’s Blog / Rev. Peter Woods

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