02 December 2007

1 December

Today has been widely celebrated as World AIDS Day.

It is less widely known that this is the day celebrated as West Papuan Independence Day. Curiously enough, Papua has not yet gained independence, but that does not hinder many Papuans from celebrating anyway. There have been flag-raisings, both in Papua and at various embassies around the globe, and repercussions have followed. In the interest of being cautious but a teensy bit political, I can safely raise the Morning Star here on my blog to show my support of my people on the other side of the planet.

1 comment:

Mama Mia said...

Fascinating. Thanks for the tidbits... I emailed the articles to my Oceania prof. :o)