West Papua info night
And launch of West Papua Action
6:30pm Thursday 11th April 2013. Come from 6pm
Room 3402, Engineering Building, University
of Auckland, Symonds Street, Auckland.
(The building with
the light sculpture. Just enter the main doors from Symonds
Street and walk down to the back).
West Papua has been
under Indonesian control since 1963. There have been many
human rights abuses towards the indigenous people by the
• See an on-the-spot video update
of latest events in West Papua
• Hear speaker Keith
Locke on 12 years of campaigning for West Papua in
• Join in a discussion about the current
challenges and opportunities for the West Papua solidarity
campaign in New Zealand
• Plenty of time for discussion
and opportunities to get involved.
Supported by AUSA
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