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WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 67 events from 12 April 2014

Newsletter date: 12 April 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: 3-30 April 2014: Woden, Canberra, ACT
People are Legends:
Focusing on the literary works of Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993)
2014 Heritage Festival
Venue: ACT Heritage Library, first floor of Woden Library
"Follow the creative journey of local identity Kevin Gilbert
through this multimedia exhibition curated by his constant

Melbourne events: Aboriginal Freedom Fighter Lex Wotton breaks his silence + Gary Foley: 'A Black life'

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: Thu 17 & Sat 19 April 2014: University of Melbourne, Vic
Aboriginal Freedom Fighter Lex Wotton breaks his silence at Marxism 2014
Marxism 2014 Conference: http://www.marxismconference.org/
"Lex Wotton, the heroic Palm Islander who was jailed
after leading protests against racist police violence,

WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 54 events from 31 March 2014

Newsletter date: 31 March 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Events: 1, 2, 5, 7 April 2014; 26 May 2014; 28 June 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Illawarra premiere, Glebe, Sydney, Sydney Resistance Bookshop,
Avoca Beach, La Perouse, Ryde
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'
"When I began filming this secret Australia 30 years ago,
a global campaign was under way to end apartheid in South Africa.

WGAR News: Bigotry is not OK: NSWALC [New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council]: Tracker

Newsletter date: 30 March 2014

Contents:

* Tracker: Bigotry is not OK: NSWALC [New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council]
* Deahnna Richardson, Newcastle Herald: Letter: We need to be free of bigotry
* National Indigenous Radio Service: Congress: Indigenous Australians biggest complainants of discrimination
* National Indigenous Radio Service: Mundine hopeful of changing Government's mind on anti-racism laws
* National Indigenous Radio Service: Soutphommasane: No reason to change the Racial Discrimination Act

WGAR News: Now is not the time to open the door to bigotry: Tom Calma & Melinda Cilento, Reconciliation Australia

Newsletter date: 29 March 2014

Contents:

* Dr Tom Calma AO & Melinda Cilento, Co-Chairs of Reconciliation Australia: Now is not the time to open the door to bigotry
* ABC Lateline: Proposed changes to Racial Discrimination Act need to be redrafted [Featuring Gillian Triggs, President of the Human Rights Commission]
* Robert Crawford, South Coast Register: Local leader condemns race hate law change [Featuring Aboriginal leader Gerry Moore]
* Heath Aston, The Wimmera Mail-Times: Adam Goodes speaks out against Racial Discrimination Act changes

April 5, 2010 - Collateral Murder Tape - April 5, 2014, world's first WikiLeaks parliamentarian

April 5, 2010, WikiLeaks Publishing Organisation downloaded caches of hundreds of thousands of emails and the Collateral Murder Tape, bringing truth to the world. April 5, 2014, Western Australians will have the opportunity to elect the world's 1st WikiLeaks Party parliamentarian and bring truth in and to Government.

Please view this 53 second clip and then please consider sharing it far and wide, day in day out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wF--bMVcpys

Much respect, Gerry

Mounting anger over coal mine fire health crisis

Reprinted from the WSWS 22nd March 2014 Fire fighting authorities in Morwell, 130 kilometres east of Melbourne, yesterday declared that a five-week coal mine fire that began on February 9 is nearly out and that the area is safe.

A letter from Little Red Toolangi Treehouse campsite: Water from a wet forest

A river’s gentle white noise soothes sleep as stars turn through trees, the gift of water - so so special in our dry land. This is the Yea River, a short dawn walk through soft treeferns. It was for hours like this, a gentle though persistent presence to sleep with, till the forest stirred from breeze and leaves countless grow the white noise into a stirring celebration of water, sun and life that is this place - a ‘Great Forest’.

WGAR News: The Contrarian: Truth is the casualty of History Wars: Gary Foley, Tracker

Newsletter date: 20 March 2014

Contents:

* Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT (APO NT): Aboriginal Governance and Management Program

* Colin Penter, The Stringer: Jeff McMullen: Neoliberalism, market fundamentalism and the colonization of Aboriginal policy

* Gary Foley, Tracker: The Contrarian: Truth is the casualty of History Wars
* Michael Westaway, The Conversation: Why our kids should learn Aboriginal history
* Paul Daley, The Guardian: Historian shines a light on the dark heart of Australia's nationhood

WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 62 events from 13 March 2014

Newsletter date: 13 March 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Events: 13-14, 17-18, 20-22, 26, March 2014; 28 June 2014:
Various locations around Australia including:
Perth, Newcastle University, Macquarie University, Parramatta,
Kalgoorlie, Sydney, Armidale, Auckland, Dunedin, Newcastle,
Murray Bridge, Mount Victoria NSW, Epping, Ryde
John Pilger's documentary film, 'Utopia'

Victoria events: Camp for Deaf Aboriginal Children + Marumali workshop for non-Aboriginal providers

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Event: 14-16 March 2014: Portsea, Vic
Communication Bridging Camp for Deaf Aboriginal Children
"If you are interested in attending the camp,
you will need to register no later than Friday 7 March."
"Deaf Children Australia is holding the first Victorian
Communication Bridging Camp for Deaf Aboriginal

Melbourne and Victoria events: Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner + Camp for Deaf Aboriginal Children

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Event: 12 March 2014: Melbourne, Vic
Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner: Stories & Connections
"Aboriginal Tasmanian men Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner
were tried, found guilty and hanged in public for the murder of
two white whale-hunters. In January 1842, they were the first
people to be executed in Melbourne.

WGAR News: Michael Mansell talks TREATY - Brisbane Blacks interview: Aboriginal Provisional Government

Newsletter date: 7 March 2014

Contents:

* Aboriginal Provisional Government: Michael Mansell talks TREATY - Brisbane Blacks interview
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Aunty Lilla Watson and Mary Graham about Treaties and Constitutional Recognition
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Chris Graham about Warren Mundine’s Treaty comments, Utopia by John Pilger and Constitutional Recognition
* Background to Treaties with Aboriginal Sovereign Nations of Australia
* Background to Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Victoria events: 'In the Absence of Treaty' book-launch & 'Utopia' + Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner

Melbourne and Victoria Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Updated Event: Thu 6 March 2014:
'concerned Australians': In the Absence of Treaty Waurn Ponds (VIC) Book launch
in conjunction with the screening of Utopia,
John Pilger’s film on Aboriginal Australia (entry free)
Venue: Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre, Deakin University
Organised by:
* Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group,