Very sad to learn of the death of Kelly Kwalik. He was a leader of the forces campaigning for Freedom in West Papua.
If the climate change process at Copenhagen meant anything he would be there leading a process of change, for Kelly, fought all his life to prevent the forests of West Papua from being destroyed.
In West Papua the rainforests are fast being logged for timber, to make way for mineral extraction, for biofuels.
The Indonesians invaded and stole everything.
In Peru my good friends are strong enough to resist the invasion of the rainforests.
In West Papua the call for local control of resources and an end to repression is more faintly heard by the world.
A process of what is essentially genocide continues and it is a process that is burning our planet, destroying the rainforests that maintain global ecological stability.
Kwalik was killed on wednesday by Indonesian troops.
His body has not even being buried.
The eco heros too often are cold in a military morgue, the eco zeros strut the world stage and write more blank cheques for corporations and banks while crying crocodile tears.