I was watching this TED presentation and recalling the vivid memories of twenty years ago at Santa Cruz Cemetery, in Dili, East Timor. For the first time I had heard about the struggle of the East Timorese against the military regime of Indonesia. Which later became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002.
Benny Wenda is a West Papuan independence leader campaigning peacefully to free his people from Indonesian control. For this crime he was arrested, tortured and threatened with death.
History tells us on which side reason is and I stand for Benny’s struggle. Papua Medeka!