#Sail4Justice #Sail4Refugees #Justice4Refugees
#sail4justice We sail for human rights, indigenous sovereignty, and climate justice
Our destination is Manus island. We want to highlight the Australia governments abuse of refugees in indefinite detention
On our journey through the Pacific we want draw attention to the West Papuan genocide on our door step and show our solidarity with those on the frontline of climate change.
We hope to link the struggle of first nations and refugees against our common enemy the Australian Gov. We are putting them on notice. We travel with a message: to fight for justice for First Nations and refugees, for climate action and demilitarisation in the Pacific.
We will travel with a message across land and sea, for freedom and justice across the Pacific
We invite you to get involve, join us on a freedom flotilla to Manus be part of this movement
"These colonial governments have no jurisdiction, they got no right to be locking people up, torturing and killing them, our mob, our brothers and sisters in West Papua or the mobs fleeing war, coming here just looking for safety. It’s our land we should be allowed to welcome them and look after country, protect it from mining companies logging and waste dumps.
I’m talking to all you mob here and across the pacific. Don’t turn ur back on the land and people. Time for this next generation to stand up, come together and sail 4 justice’’
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott (Arubunna Elder)
My name is Amos Wainggai. I came to Australia with my Melanesian outrigger canoe, and along with 42 asylum seekers from West Papua in a quest to escape injustices, while seeking justice from the Australian government, whose geopolitical and geostrategic interest continues to protect the wealth of my land rather than defending the rights of my people.
My homeland and my people continues to suffer under the Indonesian brutal and illegal occupation for over 50 years. The indigenous Papuans have been a colonial subject of Indonesia with deprivation, rape, torture, murder and suppression of innocent lives everyday.
In 2013, as part of the land and sea ahoy with freedom flotilla crew, our journey from Lake Eyre to West Papua, demonstrated our sovereign rights and right to self-determination as indigenous people from both the government of Australia and Indonesia.
The freedom flotilla highlighted the voices of Papuans refugees who fled across to PNG in the 1970s, 80s and continues whenever there is Indonesia's military crackdown on peaceful activists. Let alone in 2013, at least 13 Papuans student activists seek protection in PNG. For many Papuan refugees in various parts along the arbitrary border, PNG is a safe haven. Manus Island in particular is one of the first refugee settlement site that Australia use in detaining two young promising Papuan leaders in 1969, the late Clemens Runaweri and Willem Zongonau, who were tipped-off to PNG officials to abort both a plan to board a plane to New York in notifying the UN about the fraud process of the so called 'musyawarah', a hand selected illegal process of forcing Papuans to be part of Indonesia.
Today, I am more than ready to sail for justice as an act of solidarity for my people and those who seek political asylum to Australia and detained in Manus Island and Nauru.
Free the Refugees, Free West Papua,
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BACKGROUND OF POG
Pog is a ship with a big job to do and she travels with a message to fight for justice in the Pacific. Be part of this mission, donate what u can to get her back in the water!
Pog Mo Hon is the notorious flag ship from the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua, earlier this year she was pirated into the mangroves in dead boat bay where she was found in quite a state of dis repair. She has since been rescued and is up on the dry in Darwin.
We are currently working hard to get her back in the water and ready for her next adventure for social and environmental justice in the Pacific!
We need to put in a new engine, replace timber and rigging, re do electrics and fibre glassing. Its big job and we are making progress but with out your support we are struggling to afford the repairs and parts she needs.
She is a ship with a big job to do and she travels with a message: to fight for justice for First Nations and refugees, climate action and demilitarisation in the Pacific.
Be part of this mission, donate what u can, nothing is too small xx big love and fine adventures
Coming soon are some amazing perks for supporting us: We have some deadly home made patches and T-shirts for your generous contributions
check out this mob sailing into manus
Some pog sail crew photos here