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Australia: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) call for 7 Days of Resistance in the lead up to Invasion Day Jan. 20th-26th

Australia invasion day didjeridooWarriors 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

Australia: Protest against abuse of children in detention shuts down Melbourne intersection

Australia juvenile abuse protest 1Neelima Choahan, The Age, July 31, 2016

Four women who locked themselves into a makeshift metal cage were preparing to spend the night on the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets to protest against the abuse of children of prisons.

On Saturday, police closed the intersection to all traffic, maintaining only a minimal presence to oversee the crowd of about 100 peaceful agitators.

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Thousands gather in Melbourne’s CBD to protest against proposed WA remote communities closure

Australia Melbourne May 3

Thousands gathered in downtown Melbourne, Australia, on May 1, 2015, to protest against the Australian government’s plans to close up to 150 Aboriginal communities.

ABC News, May 1, 2015

About 5,000 marchers have gathered for a vocal but peaceful protest at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in central Melbourne to protest against the proposed closure of up to 150 remote communities in Western Australia.

The marchers, some carrying gum leaves, were led by mounted police to the intersection near Federation Square.

The protestors carried signs reading: “Stop moving Aboriginal people on”, “Racism is a lifestyle choice” and “Close the gap, not the communities”. Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Heirisson Island Aboriginal resist Police effort to clear camp

Photo: Aboriginal protesters stand their ground as police move in to clear camps at Heirisson Island. Mar 13, 2015 (ABC News: Rebecca Trigger).

Photo: Aboriginal protesters stand their ground as police move in to clear camps at Heirisson Island. Mar 13, 2015 (ABC News: Rebecca Trigger).

By Rebecca Trigger, ABC News, March 13, 2015

Angry scenes erupted at Perth’s Heirisson Island today as police and the city moved to dismantle an Aboriginal camp, set up in response to the State Government’s plan to close remote communities.

Dozens of officers, including mounted police and the canine squad moved in on the island at about 3:00pm, after the Perth council gave the group until midday today to remove their belongings. Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Aboriginal rights protest disrupts Australia Day Parade in Melbourne

Hundreds of Invasion Day protesters march at the back of the Australian Day Parade in Melbourne's CBD. Photo: Jason South

Hundreds of Invasion Day protesters march at the back of the Australian Day Parade in Melbourne’s CBD. Photo: Jason South

by Allison Worrall, WA today.com, Jan 26, 2015

Hundreds of people marching for Aboriginal rights have disrupted official Australia Day celebrations in the Melbourne CBD.

The group – holding Aboriginal flags and chanting “always was, always will be Aboriginal land” – followed the parade down Swanston Street, flanked by police.

The rally came after more than 100 special interest, sporting and cultural groups had marched from the Melbourne Town Hall to Kings Domain as part of the Australia Day Parade.

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