|September 6, 2016
We are excited to announce the Melbourne Rockin’ for West Papua gig at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on the 9th of October!
RIZE OF THE MORNING STAR
ROCKIN FOR WEST PAPUA
A worldwide music, arts and cultural festival of events raising awareness of the genocide and human rights abuses on the indigenous people of West Papua.
We Stand for the arts,
we stand for first nations people
and we stand for West Papua.
The people of West Papua have been suffering under Indonesian occupation since 1963. Over 500,000 civilians have been killed, and thousands more have been raped, tortured and imprisoned. Foreign media and human rights groups are banned from operating in West Papua, so people rarely hear about the situation there. The Free West Papua Campaign is bringing the story of West Papua to the world and campaigning for freedom and justice in West Papua, to end the violence of the last 50 years.