By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - On January 26, the nation’s attention will turn to Canberra but not for the usual fanfare. The Freedom Movement will reach the front lawns of our national parliament, with the leaders and Elders of the descendants of the original peoples of this continent commencing a sit-in. Nearly 43 years ago, four young men jagged themselves under an umbrella on the lawns of Canberra’s parliament and all of a sudden changed the course of the Aboriginal body politic.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - The 2014 Indigenous Expenditure Report has been released by a Government Steering Committee and many will read it, especially the media, in that it is spending on “Indigenous disadvantage”. This is how it has been sold by far too many, including Prime Ministers. Australians will buy the crock that $30 billion is spent annually on First Peoples when indeed it is not. Last year, the nation was told expenditure was $25 billion but I proved that this was a lie after disaggregating the spending.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - Movie stars, rock stars, politicians and world renowned activists all say the work of Robert and Selina Eggington must be preserved but the future of an amazing cultural and historical operation remains in doubt. The 28 year strong Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation is at risk of losing its tenancy at the Clontarf Academy grounds in Perth, once a place where much ill, including sexual abuse, befell children, Black and White, when it housed an orphanage.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - The Commonwealth Government has no choice but to prioritise above all else the suicide crisis shaming this nation. If it is not abated, the maddening crisis is the starkest portrayal of a racist nation. There are no excuses to hide behind, no justifications, other than heartlessness. Today, I bring to you the story of another suicide, of another young life cut down by the abomination of racism.
8 December 2014
Ghillar Michael Anderson, Convenor and Joint Spokesperson of Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia, returned from Geneva this morning after attending an organisational meeting to bring together in 2015 the first delegates to the UN of the world's Indigenous Peoples. [The airbus he was on had to make an emergency landing in Perth.]
In a statement from Perth Anderson said:
before i made my way to the aboriginal summit i posted the congress statement from les malezer and kirstie parker, as the co-chairs of the congress, to their calling on the foul abbott to go to the next meeting of coag and get the governments of wa and sa to not close down the remote communities that they had nominated for closure in their states.
I'm a single mother and a student of children and community services. I recently endured the trauma of DOCS/FACS involving themselves in my family's lives. As a result of 3 months of illness i had fallen behind in housework. When they arrived they could only point out two risks of harm to my children - those being a biscuit in my daughters room and a toddler chair blocking an entry way (Nonetheless they did state that if these were not removed they would be happy to put my children into foster care).
In the first light of dawn at Ballarat on December 3, lantern and effigy maker Graeme Dunstan set alight an effigy of Major General Duncan Lewis, the new head of ASIO, at the Eureka Dawn Vigil held at the Eureka Stockade Monument.
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Münster, Germany, 30 November 2014 - - At a two-day meeting here around 50 anti-nuclear activists from Russia, France, The Netherlands and from across Germany demanded an immediate end to the countless transports of uranium which ensure nuclear operations in Europe and elsewhere round the world.
They also demanded an end to uranium mining and processing everywhere. They demanded that the German government close down uranium enrichment in Gronau and production of nuclear fuel in Lingen.