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Israel once again commits state piracy in Mediterranean

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10:28 am | Freedom Flotilla

At 02:06AM today (Gaza time) the “Marianne” contacted Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and informed us that three boats of the Israeli navy had surrounded her in international waters, while sailing approximately 100NM from Gaza coast. After that ... More >>

Freedom Flotilla sets sail III: Next Port Gaza

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:45 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Yesterday, June 27th 2015, at 4AM Gaza time, four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is ... More >>

West Papuan Asylum Seekers Dumped in Remote Refugee Camp

Monday, 14 October 2013, 3:54 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Six of the West Papuans who sought asylum in Australia after being persecuted for their involvement in a ceremonial handover of sacred water and ashes as part of the Freedom Flotilla, were relocated under armed guard to Kiunga on Saturday the 12th ... More >>

West Papuan Refugees Flee to Australia

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 5:31 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Six West Papuans have fled across the border to Australia after being hunted by Indonesian authorities for participating in a ceremonial handover of sacred water and ashes from Australian Indigenous Elders. More >>

West Papuans Arrested for Organising Welcoming Procession

Friday, 20 September 2013, 2:42 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Four West Papuan community leaders were arrested on Wednesday the 18th of September, 2013 after sending a letter to the Biak police station informing them of a procession planned to welcome the sacred water and ashes delivered by the Freedom Flotilla, ... More >>

West Papuans celebrate arrival of sacred water and fire

Sunday, 15 September 2013, 10:54 am | Freedom Flotilla

A number of events took place across West Papua today to celebrate the arrival of sacred water and fire from the Freedom Flotilla. More >>

Freedom Flotilla completes sacred mission

Friday, 13 September 2013, 3:53 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Evading the Indonesian navy, two tiny boats met near the Australia-Indonesia border to ceremonially reconnect the indigenous peoples of Australia and West Papua. The ceremony was the pinnacle of a 5000km journey beginning in Lake Eyre, in which sacred ... More >>

Freedom Flotilla to West Papua: We Are Unarmed

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 1:46 pm | Freedom Flotilla

One small yacht, the Pog, has set sail west from Thursday Island towards West Papua. Her crew, a dedicated group of six from Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and West Papua are determined to complete their mission to build global solidarity and highlight ... More >>

Freedom Flotilla Makes Sail for West Papua

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 10:56 am | Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla’s flagship the Pog is set to sail for West Papua on this morning’s tide. A military buildup in the Flotilla’s destination port of Merauke has been confirmed, with 2500 troops having arrived on the 28th of August to bolster numbers ... More >>

Indigenous Custodians Present at Customs

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 4:31 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Freedom Flotilla participants will today visit the Australian Customs Office on Thursday Island to inform them of the groups next undertakings and ask customs to pass on their request for safe passage to West Papua to the Australian government. Izzy Brown ... More >>

International Support Swells Across the Oceans

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 2:28 pm | Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua has arrived at Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. The smallest yacht in the fleet, Trudy sustained engine damage near Escape River in the Cape York Peninsula two days ago, however was able to be towed safely to Thursday ... More >>

West Papuans Take to Streets, Welcome Freedom Flotilla

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:58 pm | Freedom Flotilla

This morning the Freedom Flotilla to West People received communications from protest rallies organisers in West Papua yesterday, with reports indicating further celebratory activities are planned today for the coming arrival of the flotilla. More >>

Freedom Flotilla Gathers Global Support

Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 3:51 pm | Freedom Flotilla

As the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua continues its epic journey north towards Indonesian occupied West Papua, solidarity actions were held yesterday in both in West Papua and Melbourne. More >>

Freedom Flotilla to West Papua More Determined Than Ever

Saturday, 24 August 2013, 11:46 am | Freedom Flotilla

Despite claims published by Indonesian website merdeka.com that the Freedom Flotilla is not proceeding, Freedom Flotilla co-founders, Jacob Rumbiak, Uncle Kevin Buzzacott and Izzy Brown today asserted collectively they are, “More determined than ever, ... More >>

Freedom Flotilla to West Papua Makes Landfall Friday Morning

Friday, 23 August 2013, 5:42 pm | Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua is due to land in Cooktown at 10am Friday 23rd of August and will be welcomed by Indigenous Elders and locals. More >>

Bob Carr May Be Despondent, but Freedom Flotilla Has Hope

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 6:20 pm | Freedom Flotilla

Dedicated activists and Indigenous elders of the Freedom Flotilla reaffirmed their commitment to travel to West Papua, and sent messages of inspiration to counter Bob Carr’s despondence despite the Foreign Minister this evening stating there will ... More >>

Peaceful Ceremony Will Go Ahead In West Papua As Planned

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 4:35 pm | Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua will continue as planned despite public statements from the Indonesian government threatening navy and airforce intervention. More >>

Peaceful Ceremony Will Go Ahead In West Papua As Planned

Monday, 19 August 2013, 6:21 pm | Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla to West Papua will continue as planned despite public statements from the Indonesian government threatening navy and airforce intervention. More >>

Freedom Flotilla Launches Historic Sea Journey

Monday, 19 August 2013, 5:41 pm | Freedom Flotilla

This morning at 10am the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua hit the water and began its epic journey to Cape York and across the Torres Strait, bound for West Papua. More >>

Freedom Flotilla to West Papua Sets Out For Lake Eyre

Monday, 15 July 2013, 2:14 pm | Freedom Flotilla

The West Papuan Freedom Flotilla sets out on the first leg of its epic journey from Lake Eyre to the warm waters of Merauke, West Papua on July 16, 2013. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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