WGAR News: Lest We Forget The Wars on Our Soil: Lovette Williams, The Wire; featuring Michael Anderson

Newsletter date: 26 April 2014

Contents:

* Euahlayi Peoples Republic: Euahlayi Rates dispute subpoena is 'oppressive' for the Crown: NSW Supreme Court
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

* Lovette Williams, The Wire: Lest We Forget The Wars on Our Soil [Featuring Michael Anderson]
* Michael Mansell, Aboriginal Provisional Government: ANZAC celebrations hide Australia's shame - double standards on historic sacrifice- no monuments or holidays for the Aboriginal fallen
* Carolyn Webb, The Age: City of Melbourne plans memorial to indigenous men executed in 1842

* CAAMA Radio: Jack Charles vs The Crown ... round 2 on CAAMA!
* CAAMA Radio: Uluru traditional owner says "enough is enough" [Featuring Elder Bob Randall]

* Ray Norris, The Conversation: Aboriginal people - how to misunderstand their science

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert in the name of Country
* Background to the Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA)

* EUAHLAYI PEOPLES REPUBLIC: EUAHLAYI RATES DISPUTE SUBPOENA IS 'OPPRESSIVE' FOR THE CROWN: NSW SUPREME COURT

- Media Release

Euahlayi Rates dispute subpoena is 'oppressive' for the Crown: NSW Supreme Court
Euahlayi Peoples Republic: http://www.euahlayipeoplesrepublic.mobi/node/24
Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/euahlayi-rates-dispute-subpoe...
Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/887
Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/pdf/2014/140423b-MA-PR-NSW-SC-SUBPOEN...
24 Apr 14: "In a dramatic follow-up to the "rates dispute" between the Brewarrina Shire Council and the Euahlayi Peoples of far north-western New South Wales and southwest Queensland, the New South Wales Supreme Court has dismissed the Euahlayi People’s subpoena claiming the Euahlayi are "oppressing" the State of New South Wales."
"In the "rates dispute" between the Brewarrina Shire Council and the Euahlayi Nation, the NSW Supreme Court has dismissed a subpoena claiming the Euahlayi are "oppressing" the State and the matter has been put over until 20 June 2014. Mr Anderson, Head of State of Euahlayi Peoples Republic and Convenor of the Sovereign Union said that this confirms that the nature of Australian society and its laws are a fraud and that they operate a nation state on lands seized by murder and not by consent."" Contact: Ghillar Michael Anderson, Head of State of Euahlayi Peoples Republic; Convenor and Joint Spokesperson of the Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

Last updated: 21 April 2014

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...

* LOVETTE WILLIAMS, THE WIRE: LEST WE FORGET THE WARS ON OUR SOIL [FEATURING MICHAEL ANDERSON]

- Audio Interview

The Wire: Lest We Forget The Wars on Our Soil
Produced by Lovette Williams
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11467
24 Apr 14: "The traditional Anzac Day march tomorrow in Canberra will this year be accompanied by a different remembrance march. A group of Indigenous people and their supporters will be wearing black in honour of those killed in the frontier war during the early days of Australian colonisation. Participants will be carrying banners to identify the massacres that happened during the war. Tomorrow’s parade aims to raise awareness of what happened and to remember the dead.
Featured in story:
Michael Anderson, Sovereign Union Spokesperson and Head of State of the Euahlayi Nation"

* ABORIGINAL PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT: ANZAC CELEBRATIONS HIDE AUSTRALIA'S SHAME - DOUBLE STANDARDS ON HISTORIC SACRIFICE- NO MONUMENTS OR HOLIDAYS FOR THE ABORIGINAL FALLEN

- Media Release

Aboriginal Provisional Government: ANZAC celebrations hide Australia's shame - double standards on historic sacrifice- no monuments or holidays for the Aboriginal fallen
http://www.apg.org.au/
24 Apr 14: "Michael Mansell argues that ANZAC Day, like Australia Day, is another step by white Australia in promoting its pioneer image while ignoring its ill-treatment of Aboriginal people.
"The essence of ANZAC remembrance", he said, "is the honouring of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us. The ANZAC’s did not fight for Aborigines-they fought for whites. Those Aborigines slaughtered by white invaders in their quest for our lands are who should be remembered and honoured, yet there are no monuments, and no holidays for the fallen victims of that war. Australia turns a convenient blind-eye to this genocide because the facts do not sit well with a country that celebrates all that is white, glossing over the shocking harm meted out to Aborigines.
Like Australia Day promotions that spins a racist event into a national day of celebration, ANZAC Day has its roots in the belief in white supremacy. The war in Turkey was not for the benefit of Aboriginals: the whites had taken our lands already, so what were we defending? Australia sent an army to help mother-England, not Aborigines". ... " Michael Mansell, Secretary

* CAROLYN WEBB, THE AGE: CITY OF MELBOURNE PLANS MEMORIAL TO INDIGENOUS MEN EXECUTED IN 1842

- News

The Age: City of Melbourne plans memorial to indigenous men executed in 1842
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/city-of-melbourne-plans-memorial-to-in...
25 Apr 14: "The City of Melbourne has flagged spending up to $155,000 on a memorial to two Aboriginal men who in 1842 were the city’s first people to be publicly executed. Supporters praised a recommendation that the permanent marker to Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner be built on a sliver of land at the corner of Franklin and Victoria streets. Close to RMIT and the City Baths, it is believed to be the actual hanging site." Carolyn Webb, Reporter for The Age

* CAAMA RADIO: JACK CHARLES VS THE CROWN ... ROUND 2 ON CAAMA!

- Audio Interview

CAAMA Radio: Jack Charles vs The Crown……round 2 on CAAMA !
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
http://caama.com.au/jack-charles-vs-the-crown-round-2-on-caama
23 Apr 14: "Melbourne based Koori Elder and veteran Aboriginal rights campaigner Jack Charles shares his thoughts on another Royal visit. Jack is well credentialed to share his thoughts on British royalty having spent many years behind bars … at her Majesty’s pleasure."

* CAAMA RADIO: ULURU TRADITIONAL OWNER SAYS "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" [FEATURING ELDER BOB RANDALL]

- Audio Interview

CAAMA Radio: Uluru traditional owner says "enough is enough"
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
http://caama.com.au/uluru-traditional-owner-says-enough-is-enough
22 Apr 14: "Suggestions by the Federal Government that it will seek commercial adventures at both Uluru and Kakadu National Parks- including more camping options and seasonal visitor fees has angered Uluru traditional owner and Elder Bob Randall who says "enough is enough"."

* RAY NORRIS, THE CONVERSATION: ABORIGINAL PEOPLE - HOW TO MISUNDERSTAND THEIR SCIENCE

- Analysis / Opinion

The Conversation: Aboriginal people - how to misunderstand their science
http://theconversation.com/aboriginal-people-how-to-misunderstand-their-...
21 Apr 14: "Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn’t count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food, had no civilisation, couldn’t navigate and peacefully acquiesced when Western Civilisation rescued them in 1788. How did we get it so wrong? Australian historian Bill Gammage and others have shown that for many years land was carefully managed by Aboriginal people to maximise productivity. This resulted in fantastically fertile soils, now exploited and almost destroyed by intensive agriculture. ... " Ray Norris, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science, & Adjunct Prof., Dept of Indigenous Studies (Warawara), Macquarie Uni at CSIRO

* GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER: THE WALKATJURRA WALK - THREE WEEKS OF DESERT IN THE NAME OF COUNTRY

- Analysis / Opinion

The Stringer: The Walkatjurra Walk - three weeks of desert in the name of Country
The Stringer: http://thestringer.com.au/the-walkatjurra-walk-three-weeks-of-desert-in-...
Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/884
19 Apr 14: "The 2014 Walkatjurra Walkabout will begin Thursday at Yeelirrie Station, Western Australia’s biggest uranium deposit, now owned by one of the world’s biggest uranium companies – Cameco. Elders from across the nation will lead the fourth Walkatjurra Walkabout, through Country in opposition to the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine. Western Australia is on the brink of large scale uranium mining across the State. The walks have been a cultural exchange, learning about Country and culture, and about the Elders-led resistance to the nuclear industry and the potential destruction of Country by uranium mining." By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist

* BACKGROUND TO THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR FREE ALLIANCE (WANFA)

Last updated: 26 January 2014

http://www.indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/western-australian-nuclear-free-a...

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