Is Australia a Great Mate???
Australians pride themselves on being great mates. But are we really?
Our next door neighbour West Papua is searching the world for someone to be their mate and Australia has its head in the sand.
The Turkish government also refuses to acknowledge the genocide. But large portions of the Turkish community do acknowledge it and many memorial services throughout Turkey will remember the Armenians at this time. One gets the impression that only when Turkey fully acknowledges the Armenian genocide will Australia then pull its head out of the sand.
This ANZAC day we’re going to hear some moving speeches by our honourable politicians. But what will it take to move our politicians to act regarding the West Papuan genocide? The shocking truth behind this question is that the Australian government is immoral and has no intention of doing the right thing.
Is the Australian government a great mate? The answer is “No!”
This ANZAC Day, please consider yourself enlisted with us to free those who are oppressed in West Papuan!
Together we are going to storm the fortress of Australia’s political immorality and free West Papua.
© Paul Madden, leader of the Free West Papua Campaign Perth Australia, April 2015