WGAR News: Why I turned down an Australia Day award: Michael Mansell, The Guardian

Newsletter date: 6 November 2013


* Michael Mansell, The Guardian: Why I turned down an Australia Day award
* SBS Living Black Radio's Michelle Lovegrove interviews Michael Mansell: No to Australia Day Award Nomination
* Linda Seaborn, Green Left: Mansell refuses Australia Day award nomination
* Amy Corderoy, Sydney Morning Herald: Aboriginal activist refuses Australia Day award

* The Stringer: South Sea Islander blackbirding descendants live in disadvantage

* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

WGAR News: 2013 Gathering of Nations in Canberra - Agenda: Sovereign Union [23-24 November 2013]

Newsletter date: 3 November 2013


* Sovereign Union: 2013 Gathering of Nations in Canberra - Agenda [23-24 November 2013]
* Sovereign Union Flyer: Calling all Aboriginal Nations to Canberra 23-24 November 2013: Gathering of Nations

* Natalie Ahmat, NITV News: Mansell rejects Australia Day Award nomination on moral grounds

* SBS News: 150 years on, South Sea Islanders seek apology for Blackbirding

* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

WGAR News: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Report: 'concerned Australians'

Newsletter date: 13 October 2013


*'concerned Australians': Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Report [Stronger Futures]
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws

*'concerned Australians': Community Living Areas
* Background to Aboriginal Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory (NT)

* ABC TV: The next Q&A panel [Including Jeff McMullen and Warren Mundine.]

* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Aunty Lilla Watson & Aunty Mary Graham
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Michael Mansell

Volunteering at Marion Bay Falls Festival 2013

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Marion Bay, South-East Tasmania - The Falls Festival
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The Huon Valley Environment Centre will be running the composting toilets at this year's Falls Festival in Marion Bay, and we're looking for volunteers!
Volunteers will be required to work four 4-hour shifts and be onsite in Marion Bay (South-eastern Tasmania) between midday 28th December 2013 and 2nd January 2014 (believe it). The task involves maintaining the excellent onsite composting toilets, which will eventually produce a caravan-sized mound of humanure compost! Don't worry - you won't be handling the poo, just refilling toilet paper and making sure the loos are ready to go.


How many more suicides will it take?

by Gerry Georgatos of The Stringer, The National Indigenous Times, the National Indigenous Radio Service - September 20th, 2013 - Two years ago, as part of my academic research into the prevalence of suicides in Australia, particularly among Aboriginal youth, to my horror I discovered that Aboriginal youth suicides are tragically at record high levels – that spates of Aboriginal youth suicides are proportionately the world’s highest rates. Aboriginal youth is suiciding at the world’s highest rates.


Spread the word – vote WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks became the media, now we can become the government

Gerry Georgatos - September 1st, 2013 - We can change the political discourse in this country, we can change the political landscape. Next week, and despite it being unimaginable now, we can have a brave new Australia, a never-before-seen landscape, our national consciousness enriched. With less than a week to the federal election we have the opportunity before us to make this happen. The Senate-only party, The WikiLeaks Party, has three candidates in three States who are all close to being elected. We need your primary vote.

WikiLeaks Party statement on intervention in Syria

August 25, 2013 As the US prepares for military action in Syria, the reactions of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are entirely in keeping with previous ALP and Coalition failures to put Australian military forces before their own party alliances with Washington.

Australia needs to send emergency medical aid to Syria immediately and assist an independent assessment of the situation. It must not rush towards sacrificing its young soldiers on behalf of an ambitious foreign power before the jury is in.

Whistleblowers needed when cultures of wrong-doing rule

Gerry Georgatos - I stand alongside those who let nothing get in the way of what is right, what is in the common good. I stand alongside those who will let no injustice go unheard, untold. I stand alongside Private Chelsea Manning who has been sentenced up to 35 years in prison for serving humanity's interests. Manning's decision to report to humanity was out of concern for humanity.

Manning should be relieved of the cruel and unfair burden of her prison sentence with a presidential pardon, and she should be acknowledged as both a patriot and as a true citizen of the world.


Against the Election Spectacle

Free magazine charting two years of global resistance to politicians and their political process

Download zine at: https://againstelections.wordpress.com/

This zine has been compiled by some anarchists from the colonised region known as Australia. This small project was initiated to contribute to a discussion on how anti-authoritarians should intervene in or disrupt the 2013 Federal Election.

We have included statements and communiques from a range of anti-authoritarian positions taken from counter information sites, from the insurrectionary to the platformist.


WGAR News: Tasmania's Heritage Protection Weakens: SBS Living Black interviews Michael Mansell

Newsletter date: 10 August 2013


* SBS Living Black's Marc Tong interviews Michael Mansell, Legal Director of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre: Tasmania's Heritage Protection Weakens
* CAAMA Radio's Pam Reilly interviews Nala Mansell McKenna, Aboriginal Cultural Officer at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre: Tasmanian Mob want a Say in their Heritage
* ABC News: Tasmanian Aboriginal community prepares for battle over heritage laws
* Audioboo: Tasmanian Aboriginal community prepares for battle over heritage laws