Sam from West Papua, who spoke at Oxford Socialist Party’s meeting on 11 September, compared the brutal treatment of West Papuan independence campaigners by the Indonesian state to the British government at Peterloo 200 years ago. “But it is happening every day in West Papua right now!”
We support the right of West Papuans to self-determination, and support the struggle for a socialist West Papua, as part of a struggle for socialism throughout Indonesia and south-east Asia.
Then an excellent ‘Tories out’ campaign stall in Oxford on 12 September, selling the Socialist and raising fighting fund for our campaign work. Lots of interest, and new people at our meeting in the evening.