For many of us, West Papua is at the other side of the world, isolated and unknown. For others, the place is a well known human rights violation pit. Throughout the recent history of this occupied piece of land the people there have seen around half a million of their fellow natives be killed.
The fight is ongoing and the West Papua people ‘will not rest‘ until they are granted a referendum from Indonesia.
The occupied territory has long been put into song to support the people. Here are five songs titled ‘Free West Papua’.
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Halldór is the managing editor of Shouts - Music from the Rooftops!, an investigative journalist, audio engineer, and animal rights activist. Currently based in Cuernavaca, Mexico.