The Only Destiny That Matters: West Papua

Human Rights

West Papua.

An island populated by an indigenous community. Vast mineral wealth, incredible bounty of the Earth on a single piece of land. Beautiful forests, matched with an incredible and ancient eco-system.

Occupied West Papua.

Colonised and battered. This nation is under a brutal occupation, the iron fist of Indonesia grasping and choking the life within.

Self-determination is non-existent. Papuans are not Indonesians, they never wanted to be a part of slavery or to be subjugated. Rightfully so, no community should ever tolerate imperialism or fascism.


West Papua resists Indonesia, every day, for the right to be free from slavery. Freedom from oppression, and to walk their land, swim in their rivers as free people.

Despite the carnage inflicted by the violent conquerors, the people of the land seek a furtherance of their future. They seek to be masters of the present for the inevitable: their destiny, WEST PAPUA.



An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at and @bedlamfury

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