Papua Merdeka

A cause dear to our hearts is the West Papuan freedom movement. West Papua was illegally occupied by Indonesia after it became independent from the Netherlands, and since that time has been exploited and oppressed, its people subjected to a long catalogue of persecutions and human rights abuses.

You can read about their cry for independence on their website.

Our West Papuan friends in Marston have just released their first single which you can watch here on Youtube:

Vocals by Koteka and her mother Maria; spoken words by Benny Wenda, the leader of the Free West Papua Movement; backing features the legendary drummer Tony Allen. If you like it, they ask “Please listen, buy and share.” And support them with your prayers, your protests and however else you can.

Papua Merdeka!