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Australia Invasion Day 2014

Front of the march in Brisbane on Invasion Day, Jan 26, 2014.

Front of the march in Brisbane on Invasion Day, Jan 26, 2014.

Every January 26, Australia celebrates “Australia Day,” but for many Aboriginal peoples it has become known as Invasion Day.  The annual mobilization includes rallies and events intended to challenge the state’s narrative of colonization and to promote Aboriginal resistance. Read the rest of this entry

Captain Cook Killed by Hawaiian Warriors, Feb 14, 1779

The death of Captain Cook.

The death of Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was an officer in the Royal Navy who carried out reconnaissance and surveying missions for the British government.  His expeditions contributed to the colonization of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Coast of BC, and Hawaii.  It was in Hawaii that Cook was killed, on Feb 14, 1779. Read the rest of this entry