Newsletter date: 18 April 2015
* Historical Analysis: Ghillar Michael Anderson, Sovereign Union: For the record: Sovereignty Never Ceded
* Analysis: Aboriginal Genocide: 2015 perspective of ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide
* Audio/Video Interview: Aimee Devlin & Brendan D. Murphy, Global Freedom Movement Media:
Land Grab In The Outback: Australia Unites Against Genocide of First Peoples with Gerry Georgatos and Elders [Featuring Bella & Herbert Bropho]
* Background: CPA - Campaigns: 13 Points on Land Rights for Aboriginal People
* Background Letter: Michael Anderson 2011, Sovereign Union: Ethnocide: A crime equal to genocide - Letter to UN Comminssioner for Human Rights
* Background Historical Analysis: Michael Anderson 2009, Sovereign Union: 'That Word' Treaty - The Value of Historical Insights
* WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
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- Historical Analysis
Ghillar Michael Anderson, Sovereign Union: For the record: Sovereignty Never Ceded
10 Apr 15: "Given that sovereignty and what it stands for will be the flavour of the decade, it is only proper for me to retrace a timeline for our people to see how the issue of sovereignty has evolved to this day.
We can say that Aboriginal people throwing spears at the first white man was an act of sovereign Peoples in defense of their lands, territories and dominions. If we are to examine the political legal action by the people and their spear throwing, it was a military exercise authorised by their law and customs which, in total, represented an Act of State on behalf of the People. They were exercising their sovereign right to defend what was theirs.
The mass destruction of our people through the foreign diseases imported to this land by the illegal British boat people was tantamount to germ warfare. The fact that the invaders were massacring hundreds and thousands of people with impunity, through private militia groups and the British Redcoats, was one of the earliest forms of genocide that equated with any of the British crusades of the earlier centuries. ... " Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, Head of State of the Euahlayi Republic and co-founder of the 1972 Aboriginal Embassy
Aboriginal Genocide: 2015 perspective of ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide
"Australian Aboriginal Genocide. Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention states: "In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." UN Genocide Convention ... "
"Australian Aboriginal Ethnocide. Ethnocide is the wiping out of languages and cultures. ... Federal Government policies against remote communities, the WA Government policy of eliminating up to 150 remote communities and the NT Government policy minimizing education in the first language of Aboriginal children ... "
- Audio/Video Interview
Global Freedom Movement Media: Land Grab In The Outback:
Australia Unites Against Genocide of First Peoples with Gerry Georgatos and Elders
4 Apr 15: "Right now we are in the midst of a battle to prevent the final corporate takeover of the traditional homelands of the landmass commonly known as "Australia" by hostile foreign powers of the NWO (a.k.a. the “Australian Government”). It is a thinly veiled process of displacement, "assimilation," and ultimately genocide which has outraged great swathes of not only the Australian population, but even significant activist groups abroad. ... Joining Gerry Georgatos will be Bella and Herbert Bropho, other elders and young people, to share their stories live from Matargarup."
CPA - Communist Party of Australia - Campaigns: 13 Points on Land Rights for Aboriginal People
"1. For at least 40,000 years Aboriginal people lived on this continent, owning, caring for and being sustained by the land. With their deep knowledge of nature and respect for the environment in which they lived, they developed a successful economy and a rich spiritual and cultural life.
2. In 1788 the British invaded this land and used military force to begin the land grab which continues to this day. The Aboriginal people fought back to protect their lands. Aboriginal people suffered murder on a huge scale, death through new diseases and poverty, and the destruction of much of Aboriginal traditional society. ... "
- Background Letter
Michael Anderson, Sovereign Union:
Ethnocide: A crime equal to genocide
Letter to United Nations Comminssioner for Human Rights
24 May 2011
- Background Historical Analysis
Sovereign Union: 'That Word' Treaty
The Value of Historical Insights
Michael Anderson 2009
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
(last updated: 16 April 2015)
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