Newsletter date: 28 January 2015
* Video: NITV News - 26 January 2015: Invasion Day Marches and Rallies in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
* Video: SBS News: 'Survival Day' marked across Australia
* News: Occupy Sydney: Invasion/Survival Day Rallies Across Australia
-- News: Daniel McCulloch, The Examiner: Change the date campaign ramps up
* Alice Springs
-- News: CAAMA News: Aboriginal people and supporters gather in Alice Springs on Australia Day
-- News: Andy Mason, Honi Soit: Hundreds gather for Tent Embassy ‘Invasion Day’ protest
-- News: Henry Belot & Emma Kelly, The Canberra Times: Day of mourning and hope at Canberra's Aboriginal Tent Embassy
-- News: CAAMA News: National unity protest action on Survival Day in Canberra [Featuring Marianne Mackay]
-- Photos: Sovereign Union: Freedom Summit Side Events: Canberra 2015
-- Tweets about #FreedomMovement
-- Video: NewZulu: [Video] Melbourne: Australia Day protest disrupts parade
-- Video & News: Allison Worrall, The Age: Aboriginal rights protest disrupts Australia Day Parade in Melbourne
-- Audio: Jake Bourke, 3AW: Organiser of Invasion Day protests locks horns with 3AW Drive host Tom Elliott
-- Analysis / Opinion: Steph Price, Red Flag: Invasion Day protest wins the day in Melbourne
-- Analysis / Opinion & Video: Kerry Smith, Green Left: Melbourne Invasion Day protest: 'no pride in genocide'
-- Audio: Living Black Radio: 2015 VIC Invasion Day Rally
-- News: Andree Withey & Patrick Williams, ABC News: Australia Day: Queenslanders mark the occasion with cockroach races, citizenship ceremonies and 'Invasion Day' rally
* WGAR News: The day I don't feel Australian? That would be Australia Day: Chelsea Bond, The Conversation
* WGAR News: Updated 26 January 2015 Events: Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day & Day of Mourning
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NITV News - 26 January 2015: Invasion Day Marches and Rallies in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
SBS News: 'Survival Day' marked across Australia
26 Jan 15: "Not everybody celebrated Australia Day today, as many remembered the day the invasion of Aboriginal nations began. Many Australians remember January 26 as Survival Day, when 11 ships arrived in Sydney in 1788. Others call today Invasion Day, while the nation officially celebrates Australia Day. Survival Day marches took place in most capital cities. In Sydney, hundreds of people from many different backgrounds, including people from overseas, marched from Redfern to the Yabun Festival in Victoria Park." By Jason Thomas
Occupy Sydney: Invasion/Survival Day Rallies Across Australia
"We were sure that Lamestream media would cover it but they're all about recognise aren't they?
Here's what the blackfellas and community who aren't subservient to government money are saying: ... "
The Examiner: Change the date campaign ramps up
26 Jan 15: "HUNDREDS descended on Tasmania's Parliament House this afternoon with a short, sharp message for the state and federal governments: "Change the date". The crowds gathered shortly before noon, standing for a minute silence at the top of the hour to pay respect to Aborigines past and present. Launceston Aboriginal elder Phillip Beeton then laid a floral wreath at the steps of the sandstone building. Placards, banners, flags and clothing of those gathered depicted "Invasion Day" plastered across the words "Australia Day". ... " By Daniel McCulloch political reporter
- Alice Springs
CAAMA News: Aboriginal people and supporters gather in Alice Springs on Australia Day
28 Jan 15: "Aboriginal people and supporters who gathered in Alice Springs on Australia Day have called on new Australians to show greater recognition and respect for the country’s Original Peoples."
Honi Soit: Hundreds gather for Tent Embassy ‘Invasion Day’ protest
Andy Mason reports on a national day of mourning, with additional photography by Peter Donohue.
27 Jan 15: "A group of Indigenous activists, along with a diverse array of supporters, gathered at the Block in Redfern yesterday to mark the passing of the 26th of January, a day referred to by many Aboriginal people as "Invasion Day" or "Survival Day". The group, numbering approximately 400 and including students from Sydney University, assembled at the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy before marching to Victoria Park. Aboriginal flags and banners waved above the procession as people chanted "Always was, always will be - Aboriginal Land!"" By Andy Mason
The Canberra Times: Day of mourning and hope at Canberra's Aboriginal Tent Embassy
26 Jan 15: " ... indigenous and non-indigenous Australians at Canberra's Aboriginal Tent Embassy united in a national day of mourning. Some called it Invasion Day. Others dubbed it Survival Day. All came with one key message - recognising the sovereignty of indigenous Australians. Hundreds of marchers trekked from Civic to Old Parliament House Monday morning, their chants of "always was, always will be Aboriginal land" growing louder. Police escorted the rally across Commonwealth Bridge with congested traffic crawling behind the march as it inched towards its destination. ... " Henry Belot and Emma Kelly
CAAMA News: National unity protest action on Survival Day in Canberra
28 Jan 15: "A Western Australian Nyoongah human rights campaigner says its was important for her people to be a part of national unity protest action on Survival Day in Canberra to alert the rest of the country about what is happening in the west."
Sovereign Union: Freedom Summit Side Events: Canberra 2015
-- Tweets about #FreedomMovement hashtag on Twitter
NewZulu: [Video] Melbourne: Australia Day protest disrupts parade
26 Jan 15: "Hundreds of protesters marching for Aboriginal rights and against the celebration of Australia Day - also referred to as 'Invasion Day' by many Indigenous Australians - interrupted an official parade on Swanston Street in Melbourne on January 26, 2015. Shouting "always was, always will be Aboriginal land", the protesters broke a barrier at the intersection of Bourke and Swanston Streets, according to our contributor. ... "
-- Video & News
The Age: Aboriginal rights protest disrupts Australia Day Parade in Melbourne
27 Jan 15: "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 that followed was lead by two organisations: Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance and First Nations Liberation. ... "We don't celebrate Australia Day, because Australia Day celebrates genocide," [Organiser] Ms Onus said. "Today is Invasion Day for Aboriginal people."" Allison Worrall
3AW: Organiser of Invasion Day protests locks horns with 3AW Drive host Tom Elliott
26 Jan 15: "One of the organisers of Melbourne's "Invasion Day" protests has locked horns with 3AW Drive host Tom Elliott over the issue of indigenous rights. Meriki Onus, who was one of "about 2000" people to join the protest that disrupted the Australia Day parade through Melbourne's CBD, said January 26 should be mourned and not celebrated. "Today we held a memorial because today is invasion day for us," Ms Onus said on 3AW Drive. "The day the genocide began for our people. "We took the opportunity to remember them." ... " Jake Bourke
-- Analysis / Opinion
Red Flag: Invasion Day protest wins the day in Melbourne
26 Jan 15: "When the rally starts down Bourke Street it numbers closer to 1,000. Chants of "No pride in genocide!" are led by organisers. ... The cops are no match for the crowd that by now knows it: this year is different. Line by line the biggest Invasion Day march in Melbourne’s history streams past the police and onto Swanston Street. The road is flanked by onlookers, four rows deep. Their small, paper Australian flags are held still while they watch a new contingent join the parade. Among the protesters, the mood is a perfect mix of jubilation and anger. A chant of "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!" goes up." By Editor Steph Price
-- Analysis / Opinion & Video
Green Left: Melbourne Invasion Day protest: 'no pride in genocide'
26 Jan 15: ""Today was the best Invasion Day protest that I have ever been to," Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton told Green Left on January 26. "There was a real feeling of Aboriginal Pride and Resistance. The crowd was bigger today too." The protest began with a smoking ceremony near Parliament House and then a rally on the Parliament Steps. What really set the tone of the day, however, was when the rally marched down to the official "Australia Day" parade, shifted the barricades and marched along the official parade route. The police tried to stop the protesters - including blocking the way with a police car - but were outnumbered by the crowd of 500 that quickly grew to over 800 people. ... " By GLW author Kerry Smith
Living Black Radio: 2015 VIC Invasion Day Rally
26 Jan 15: "Invasion Day Rally Woiwurrung nation, Melbourne. Up to 400 people gathered in Melbourne on the Woiwurrung nation to commemorate the invasion of Australia's first nations people, paying tribute to the families still impacted from Australia's history of colonisation and settlement from the British Government. Living Black producer, Minelle Creed crosses live from Parliament House and she says the support and show of people made the event great, to be part of." By Kirstyn Lindsay
ABC News: Australia Day: Queenslanders mark the occasion with cockroach races, citizenship ceremonies and 'Invasion Day' rally
26 Jan 15: "Thousands have turned out at Australia Day events across Queensland that ranged from patriotic citizenship ceremonies to cockroach racing to an Indigenous 'Invasion Day' rally. ... on the other side of the Brisbane River hundreds of people turned out to the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy's Invasion Day rally outside Queensland Parliament House. The protesters marched through the CBD and over the river to Musgrave Park in South Brisbane. ... " By Andree Withey, Patrick Williams and staff
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WGAR News: The day I don't feel Australian? That would be Australia Day: Chelsea Bond, The Conversation
WGAR News: Updated 26 January 2015 Events: Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day & Day of Mourning
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