An interview with Lex Wotton – social justice warrior

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Lex Wotton did time in jail, Craig Hurley got away with what he did. Mr Wotton “sought to correct a wrong” by expressing his outrage. Mr Hurley killed a man, beating him to his death in a police cell. Where is the justice? Mr Wotton will continue to chase down the justice.

Environmentalists respond to Warren Mundine's attacks

Dr Jim Green - Warren Mundine, head of Tony Abbott's hand-picked Indigenous Advisory Council, has waged war against environmental groups in recent opinion pieces in the Fairfax and Murdoch press.

The headlines may not have been written by Mundine but they reflect the content of his propaganda: 'Without mining we'd all be living in caves', and 'Green groups keep Aboriginal people in poverty'.

14 skulls handed to traditional owners in Berlin

One of Europe’s largest university clinics, the 300-year-old Charité in Berlin, Germany, has just returned 14 skulls of Aboriginal people to representatives of the Goemulgal, Lag Mabuyag and Wajarri Yamatji peoples.

Already in April last year the Charité returned skulls and other bones of 33 Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders the Institution had received at the end of the 19th century. That was the first repatriation of its kind of ancestral remains from Germany.

Native Title a powder keg of corruption waiting to explode

Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - http://nit.com.au/ - Native title is a powder keg of improprieties and corruption just waiting to explode so that if and when it does then at long last native title can be crafted with the necessary changes so that indeed the peoples of the land, the impoverished communities, are reached by the native title benefits which for now much of these intended benefits are being rorted and denied to them.

Martu’s Ernie Ifould calls for Royal Commission

Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - http://nit.com.au/ - The Martu peoples of the Western Desert languish impoverished while the millions of dollars that have allegedly never reached them are being brought to the attention of the nation through Fairfax journalists, Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie. Some of the Martu are calling for a Royal Commission into native title following highly publicised questions raised in the media around a large amount of allegedly missing money.

The choice is clear – Nationalism versus Aboriginality

By Dr Woolombi Waters - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - http://nit.com.au/ and The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - July 14th, 2014 - Image, Amelia Kunoth-Monks, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Jenny Munro, Rachel Perkins, photo by Gerry Georgatos. So here we are NAIDOC Week for 2014 and the theme is: Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond in honour of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country.

Freedom of Speech

By Gerry Georgatos - June 19th, 2014 - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - The ABC promotes itself as ‘democracy’ and the ABC’s Q&A program as “an experiment in democracy” but after its host, Tony Jones’ response to students who unfurled a banner during the program there were observers who questioned the ‘democracy’ that the program touts. Freelance writer and journalist, Clementine Ford defended the democratic right of the students to assemble and protest but which Mr Jones admonished.

The Lorax series on the Scarcity Wars – 1. Sand

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - May 18th, 2014
Human greed is ravaging the earth, wiping out billions and millions of years-old-management systems, making extinct millions of species, forever changing the world’s landscape. Rapacious greed for the urbanisation of the planet is unsettling the earth to the point that alarmists have justification in arguing a future tumult of scarcity wars, never-before-seen ‘natural’ disasters, civil strife and the loss of human life not just in the millions but in the billions.

Michael Moodie, Allan Kessing, Chris Read, Neil Winzer, Jean Thornton, Jo Connolly, Deborah Locke and Simon Illingworth

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - June 27th, 2014
Be prepared for ruin when blowing the whistle on corruption.

Some of these names – of whistleblowers – will mean little to you, they may not ring any bells, because the mainstream press in general has failed to adequately highlight corrupt transgressions and their transgressors and in the sustained ways that true journalism should chase down the justice. Michael Moodie, Allan Kessing, Chris Read, Neil Winzer, Jean Thornton, Jo Connolly, Deborah Locke and Simon Illingworth.

Mine deal allegations expose the watchdogs and the brokers – time for a must-do Royal Commission into National Native Title Tribunal

Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - A Royal Commission into the operations of the National Native Tribunal and in the way Native Title is managed in general is the only way according to NNTT insiders and by two former Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation members to properly address explosive allegations of dealings in a Native Title determination for the Martu Peoples of Western Australia.