Activist Gary Foley tells a crowd of up to 60,000 that ‘if we keep mobilising these numbers, governments cannot ignore us’
Melbourne’s Invasion Day rally begins on the steps of Parliament House on Spring Street, 500 metres from where the city council has blocked off the route of the official Australia Day parade.
The events start at the same time, and until a few years ago only one was accommodated. Before 2015, the Invasion Day rally was seen as just a group of hardcore activists; they didn’t register in the minds of the flag-waving crowd that turned out to watch the official proceedings. Read the rest of this entry
A STATUE of James Cook in St Kilda and the Burke Wills sculpture in the Melbourne CBD have both been defaced on the eve of Australia Day.
The sculpture of Captain James Cook, erected in the Catani Gardens in 1914, has had pink paint dumped over it and big red letters marked at the base saying “No Pride”.
The statue of Captain Cook is a replica of the one at his birthplace at Whitby in England. Read the rest of this entry
Australia: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) call for 7 Days of Resistance in the lead up to Invasion Day Jan. 20th-26th
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance invite everybody to participate in the 7 days of resistance initiative starting 20th January leading up to January 26th 2018. Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance will host a series of events during the lead up to the Invasion day rallies in various cities, regional and remote spaces across the country. Read the rest of this entry
by Sherryn Groch, Canberra Times, Nov 6, 2017
It’s hosted Canberra’s prime ministers, diplomats and brides but now the iconic Lobby restaurant is home to a quiet occupation.
Nioka Coe, a Ngunnawal person, joined forces on Sunday with the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to “reclaim” the restaurant in an act of sovereignty. Read the rest of this entry
by Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, July 21, 2017
A Kalgoorlie man who admitted to running over and killing Indigenous teenager Elijah Doughty has been found not guilty of manslaughter, but was sentenced to three years in jail after being convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. Read the rest of this entry
By Robert Burton-Bradley, NITV, July 18, 2017
The family of a Kamilaroi man who died in custody earlier this month from unexplained head injuries sustained while in a NSW prison is calling for an explanation from authorities. Read the rest of this entry
Remembering the Indigenous resistance fighter determined to maintain Aboriginal traditions by resisting British rule.
BY Angela Heathcote, Australian geographic, June 1, 2017
ON 2 JUNE 1802, Pemulwuy was killed, bringing an abrupt end to his long- fought battles with encroaching British settlers. Two European colonisers shot dead the Indigenous resistance fighter – an original inhabitant of Toongabbie and Parramatta area, determined to Indigenous ownership of the land. Read the rest of this entry
Australia: Aborigines seek compensation from Australian police for racism in landmark £23 million case
Several hundred Aborigines on a remote island in Australia are seeking compensation for the racist actions of the police in a landmark £23 million class action that has been likened to Germany’s reparations to Holocaust victims. Read the rest of this entry