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Let the light shine into the darkness, for the dawning of a new day
comes with the Rize of the Morning Star.

Rize Media Release – Response to Bob Carr

10 June 2013 West Papuans Reject Australian Foreign Minister’s Claim that their Independence Movement is ‘a cruel deceit’ by ‘self-indulgent people’ PDF version here West Papuan Independence advocate, Ronny Kareni, who is based in Melbourne, rejects the Australian Foreign Minister’s comments in Senate Estimates last week, that the people who ‘fly the Papuan flags’ and…

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[link] Blackwater track by Not Drowning, Waving is on Rize CD Compilation Vol. #01

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Blackwater appeared on the Not Drowning, Waving LP “Tabaran” (1988). The song tells the story of a Papuan refugee fighting the Indonesian independence movement. In many ways the lyrics are a metaphor for the ongoing struggle faced by the indigenous population of West Papua against their Indonesian oppressors.  

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RIZE OF THE MORNING STAR ALBUM LAUNCH, Saturday, 16 March, 2013

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RIZE OF THE MORNING STAR ALBUM LAUNCH AT THE B-EAST, SATURDAY 16TH MARCH, 8PM. FEATURING A COLLECTION OF THE PACIFIC’S FINEST MUSICIANS DRAWN FROM “SING SING” WHO WILL GATHER TOGETHER TO LAUNCH THE WEST PAPUA TRIBUTE CD “RIZE OF THE MORNING STAR (Volume 1)”  The night at the B East will feature  GEORGE TELEK –  For 25 years Telek…

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Rize of the Morning Compilation #01: Press Release

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Click to view: Rize Press Release Purchase Digital Album on itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/free-west-papua-rize-morning/id599497205 FREE WEST PAPUA – Rize of the Morning Star Compilation #01 is the first edition of a long-term publicity campaign to spread light on the dark history of West Papua and to amplify the indigenous people’s cry for freedom. Rize is proud to exclusively release…

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Rally for west papua – December 1, 2012

Learn the moves and dance in solidarity for West Papuan independence on the 1st December 2012 12pm State Library Melbourne. Soon to be bigger than Gangnam Style, Way cooler then the Macarena, The West Papuan freedom dance ‘Yospan’ is taking the world by storm.  

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reggaetown world music festival september 2012 – blue king brown with rize of the monring star

Great weekend at Cairns Reggaetown & Townsville! With Stephen Smith signing a new ‘Defence Co-operation Agreement’ with Indonesia this week, when just last week Bob Carr was calling for an inquiry into the alleged involvement of the Indonesian military in the assassination of an indigenous West Papuan leader, it was great to be able to…

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Greens condemn mixed messages on West Papua – Media Release

Media Release 07/09/2012 Greens condemn mixed messages on West Papua The Australian Greens have today questioned the mixed messages the Australian Government is sending Indonesia about human rights in West Papua. “The Australian Government needs to take a consistent stance in defence of human rights in our region, not just pay them lip service,” said…

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LUSH QVB SUPPORT FREE WEST PAPUA CAMPAIGN

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Melbourne – This week will proudly be raising the Morning Star flag in their window. The iconic red, white and blue flag has become a symbol of resistance and the calls for independence for the people of West Papua. Ever since Indonesia seized control of the country in the 1960s raising the flag has been…

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official pre-Olympic singsing concert in Greenwich Park, London, July 21st 2012

Wantok Musik Sing Sing Troupes, Rize of the Morning Star Ambassadors and Free West Papua Campaigners in UK and The Netherlands United in One Harmony at BT River of Music to shoutout for a Recognition of West Papuans Rights to Self-Determination.

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Rize of the Morning Star Crew Represent at The Age Run Melbourne

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15 July 2012 THE AGE RUN MELBOURNE lets West Papuans run their right to freedom    Several Morning Star freedom flags twinkled amongst the 26,000 competitors at ‘The Age Run Melbourne’ community-fitness and charity event, as West Papuan activists, joined by a delegation from Vanuatu, sported their popular liberation symbol. The West Papuans and their…

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Press Release for today’s peaceful demonstration in West Papua

Hi ALL, Please see the Press Release below for today’s peaceful demonstration in West Papua. The Police and the organisers came to a deadlock yesterday afternoon in Serui and thousands of people are determined to attend the peacefull rally, despite rejection from the head of police in Serui. Hope this infomration can be forward to…

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East Coast Blues & Roots Festival : April 8, 2012

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As momentum for the Free West Papua campaign continues to grow and gain attention throughout the international community, Australians continue to show mounting support for their fellow human beings and closest neighbours, West Papua. Another historic showing of undeniable support for human rights and justice in West Papua came at Blue King Brown’s performance on…

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Telek – West Papua

Telek’s West Papua (merdeka mix) featuring Ngaiire Produced by Airi Ingram, Clip directed by Charlie Hill Smith. The song is released on Teleks CD ‘Akave” on the Wantok Musik label.

Strange Birds In Paradise : Trailer

From the Act of Free Choice to the random sanctioning by the Indonesian military today- West Papua is still under siege. And it’s happening under our own eyes. A great chance here to hear the story of the people themselves.

West Papua – The secret war in Asia

The forgotten land of West Papua is under brutal Indonesian military occupation. Its tribal people are being slaughtered, and their unique environment destroyed. But the world is doing nothing to stop it. In 1963, in violation of international law, Indonesia occupied and colonised the West Papuan homeland in the western part of New Guinea. Since…

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Blue King Brown : Never Fade Away

Hailed by Santana as “The voice of the street and the band of the future!” The 8 to 11 piece powerhouse band that is BLUE KING BROWN bring their cross generational grooves and socially conscious sound.