Newsletter date: 28 December 2014
* Events: The Stringer facebook: Upcoming Information Events: "Freedom Summit goes national and is now known as the Freedom Movement." [Includes Adelaide flyer]
* Events: The Stringer facebook: "Tour dates to hear about the Freedom Movement are coming together with Adelaide and Sydney organised, ... " [Includes Sydney flyer]
* News: Gerry Georgatos, National Indigenous Times (NIT): Rally call goes out for an Invasion Day protest in Canberra
* Analysis / Opinion: Al Jazeera, Sudan Vision: A New Revolution in Australia
* Press release from the Freedom Movement - "the Aboriginal struggle and our voices will be reclaimed, January 26"
* WGAR Background to the National Freedom Movement
* WGAR Background to 'The Freedom Summit': Alice Springs 27-28 November 2014
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WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
The Stringer facebook: "Freedom Summit goes national and is now known as the Freedom Movement."
The Stringer: Freedom Summit goes national and is now known as the Freedom Movement. The Sit-In in Canberra will commence January 26. Hear about the national actions and of the Sit-In and why one should consider the journey to Canberra at information events in Adelaide, January 15, Melbourne January 17, Sydney January 18, Brisbane January 20, Alice Springs January 22. These information meetings will also be held in Perth, Darwin, Uluru and various towns across Australia with dates soon to be announced. Narrunga Elder, Tauto Sansbury, "It is all about reclaiming our voices, and that we are heard. We are reclaiming the Aboriginal Rights Struggle." Arrernte Elder, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks said, "In unity we can go forward from all the hurting inflicted upon our peoples." ... "
The Stringer facebook: "Tour dates to hear about the Freedom Movement are coming together with Adelaide and Sydney organised, ... "
"The Stringer: The Freedom Summit goes national and is now the Freedom Movement. Tour dates to hear about the Freedom Movement are coming together with Adelaide and Sydney organised, and Brisbane, Adelaide, Alice Springs and events in Darwin and Perth and elsewhere to also be announced. The Freedom Movement is heading to Canberra on January 26 for the commencement of the Sit-In of Elders - of grey and white bearded wise old men, of the grey and white haired wise old women. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks said, "I am an Arrernte woman, a person of our culture. We are here in unity to reclaim our rights struggle." Narrunga Elder, Tauto Sansbury, "We will sit and not be moved, that is not till we have reclaimed our voices and for our right to be who and what we want to be." ... "
National Indigenous Times (NIT): Rally call goes out for an Invasion Day protest in Canberra
17 Dec 14: "The Original Peoples Freedom Movement is calling for thousands of First Peoples to converge on Canberra on Invasion Day, January 26 to join in a sit-in protest at government policies destroying their Culture and heritage. The protest, which will also mark the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy, will demand government end what the Original Peoples..." By Gerry Georgatos
- Analysis / Opinion
Sudan Vision: A New Revolution in Australia
22 Dec 14: "Indigenous Australians are regrouping after more than two centuries as the socially disadvantaged 'other' people. Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders activists hope 2014 will be remembered as the year they said: "Enough is enough." Rosalie Kunoth-Monks has no doubt about it. "We are under assault," she tells Al Jazeera. The 77-year-old renowned Aboriginal activist from the somewhat ironically named region of Utopia, Northern Territory, paints a bleak picture of a human rights crisis in the Aboriginal community. ... " By Al Jazeera
- Media Release
Press release from the Freedom Movement - "the Aboriginal struggle and our voices will be reclaimed, January 26"
Indymedia Australia: https://indymedia.org.au/2014/12/22/press-release-from-the-freedom-movem...
22 Dec 14: "Raid on Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy - "Australia’s racism unabated"
The ‘Aboriginal’ Housing Company’s deplorable action in intending to orchestrate the eviction of the campers on The Block’s Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy should be seen for what it is – an attack on the rights and hopes of First Peoples. This morning the police called in to The Embassy. This follows on the back of teh controversial ‘Aboriginal’ Housing Company’s commercial development partner recently advertising the removal of Aboriginal people from nearby districts as an incentive for prospective renters.
The Freedom Summit’s Freedom Movement heralds today’s arrest of one of their delegates, and Embassy stalwart, Wiradjuri woman, Jenny Munro, as a clear sign that First Peoples in this country are held without any respect for their rights, cultural and otherwise, and that their dignity as human beings does not matter. They have only one choice offered to them - assimilation.
The Freedom Movement condemned the arrest of Ms Munro. ... "
WGAR Background to the National Freedom Movement
(last updated: 26 December 2014)
WGAR Background to 'The Freedom Summit': Alice Springs 27-28 November 2014
(last updated: 26 December 2014)
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