Throughout the Pacific Rim wild nature and wild culture are
Loggers tear down the forests. Mining corporations rip open chasms in
the earth. Free tribal societies are either exterminated or assimilated.
In this century, over half of the earth's diverse forms of life are
facing extinction - these are critical times.
The Pacific Rim with its rainforest expanses, surviving pockets of
wild peoples and coral reefs is a critical field of battle. Against the
death culture rebellion grows. The victorious eco-insurrection in
Bougainville and the strengthening resistance in Papua are just two
For ten years the British radical ecological movement has taken
inspiration from Pacific struggles and in return carried out sporadic
solidarity actions against companies and embassies. In the middle of
2002 some of us behind these actions decided we needed to consolidate to
make sure we can give more consistent support to struggling wild peoples
in this region, so the S. S.
P. network was formed.
Our work has centered primarily around West Papua, The Philippines
and Bougainville. We are currently involved mainly in supporting the
West Papuan tribal resistance. We carry out solidarity actions here,
support those imprisoned for their resistance, raise money to send as
direct aid and produce publications bringing the voices of rebels in the
South Pacific unmediated.
At the beginning of the 21st century we all have to choose sides. Do
we remain on the side of industrial civilisation, or do we stand with
wild cultures and radical social movements - in defence of the living
See the action chronology for examples
of our practical support to the indigenous people of the South Pacific.