You can take action to give West Papuans the worldwide recognition they deserve. Show that you’ve heard Vivi’s desperate plea for freedom. Do it now with a few clicks, or take on this massive challenge with your heart, your intelligence and your passion for justice.
What can you do?
Recommend cryingfreedom.org to all of your Friends, Contacts and Followers. Sample Tweet: Beautifully illustrated novel at www.cryingfreedom.net tells inspiring story of 50 years of peaceful protest in #WestPapua.
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Visit our Donate to NGOs page to make a contribution to a variety of organizations that support West Papuan people and their continuing struggle for freedom.
Connect with activist organizations in your area (do a search for West Papua and your country name), or global organizations – see the Donate to NGOs page for ideas. Join in protests. Write letters to your elected representatives.
Connect with other people of faith in your church, mosque or other gathering place who would be willing to pray for West Papua, and perhaps take some coordinated action.
Add Comments to articles online, write an article yourself, or send a letter to the editor of a mainstream newspaper.
Can you, or someone you know, translate Crying Freedom into your native language? (Our previous publication was translated into German and Korean.) It’s a huge task and a volunteer labour of love, but if you’re interested, please send us an email at: freedom50 [at] cryingfreedom [dot] org
You can also email us to suggest additional material for this website, or any corrections, revisions or updates. Any offers of help are appreciated!
Sign a petition at GoPetition.com – although you’ll see that these haven’t had much impact, especially in relation to the 2018 petition to the UN signed by almost two million brave West Papuans as reported by Reuters and in The Guardian.
Tell the world that the fate of West Papua affects us all, and that peaceful supporters like you are everywhere – by downloading, then posting, wearing or otherwise displaying the Morning Star flag. (Just don’t expect people to believe you because West Papua’s story is almost entirely ignored by mainstream media outside of that part of the world.)
How to stay up to date on developments and campaigns
You can follow @westpapuanews on Twitter. Or you can have the latest news on West Papua summarized and sent to you by email or RSS by subscribing at lists.riseup.net/www/info/reg.westpapua – a news source hosted by longtime dedicated activist organisations for East Timor, Aceh and West Papua.