West Papuan leader Rex Rumakiek to visit Aotearoa – funds needed!

Kia ora koutou,

Can you help us bring Rex Rumakiek back to Aotearoa?

Many of you will know of Rex Rumakiek, executive member of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). He has played a key role in the struggle for freedom for West Papua since the 1960s and he is cited many times in Maire’s book “See No Evil: New Zealand’s betrayal of the people of West Papua’.

Rex’s first visit to Aotearoa was in 1983 and some may remember this important visit – the first time New Zealanders met someone representing resistance to Indonesian colonial rule. His brief then encompassed other Pacific struggles as well, as it still does.

West Papua Action Auckland is bringing Rex back to Aotearoa to attend the Auckland launching of ‘See No Evil: New Zealand’s betrayal of the people of West Papua’ on 15 July. Rex will be available for media interviews and will be meeting with a number of Auckland based groups and individuals working to advance social justice and peace.

However there is a shortfall in terms funds to bring Rex over from Canberra and we are appealing for donations. Can you help us out?! All and any contribution is greatly appreciated.

The West Papua Action bank account is Kiwi Bank 38-9014-0750540-00 please put your name in the reference box and Rumakiek in the code.

Ngā mihi nui

Catherine and Maire for West Papua Action Auckland

See below for all dates for the See No Evil book launch

Monday 23 July, 6pm
Carsons Bookshop, Pollen Street

Tuesday 24 July 2018, 5.30pm
Books A Plenty, 74 Grey Street

Thursday 26 July, 5.30pm
Century Theatre Foyer
MTG Hawke’s Bay, 1 Tennyson Street

Saturday 28 July, 12.30pm
Otaki Library, Cnr Main and Aotaki Streets

Monday 30 July 12–12.45pm
Unity Books, 57 Willis Street

An event will take place at Parliament at 6pm Tuesday 31 July 2018. Please contact Catherine Delahunty email catherinedele44@gmail for details and an invitation.

Thursday 2 August 12pm
Meeting room, Nelson City Library

Friday 3 August 1.45pm,
Lali Room PS 208,Macmillan Brown Centre, Univ. of Canterbury

Friday 3 August 5.30pm
Space Academy Cafe, 371 St Asaph St

Monday 6 August 5.30pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th floor
Dunedin City Library

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