Stop Black Deaths in Custody

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.
— Lill Watson

RALLY AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE
11AM ON THURSDAY
11TH OF MARCH 2010

Another young aboriginal man has died in custody in a Brisbane jail
Another aboriginal family has buried a son
This is another death that should not have happened
This young man asked for medical help but he was refused

He should not have been in a jail
Demand that the prison superintendant be sacked
Demand an urgent coronial inquest in this death
Demand that the people responsible be charged

NO MORE DEATHS IN CUSTODY

COME TO THE RALLY AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

( CONTACT SAM WATSON, REVERAND ALEX GATOR )

( MOBILE – 0401227443 )

Reference
Mulrunji murdered under rule of law

6 responses to “Stop Black Deaths in Custody

  1. Stop Black Deaths in Custody!

    This poor young fella’s dead. Every single death always gets swept under the carpet. What do we have to do to stop this? Do we have to start writing and fire-bombing this place here? Because that is a life. What value do you put on our lives? — NICOLE CLEVENS speasking at protest at Sheldon’s death in custody outside parliament on 11 March 2010


    NWAGF — 04 March 2010 — R.I.P SHELDON CURRIE WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

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  2. Aboriginal Rights Coalition meeting

    Hi all,

    An Aboriginal Rights Coalition meeting is being convened for 6.30pm, Tuesday 30th March, at the TLC Building, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane.

    Suggested agenda:

    1. A call by Sam Watson, the Brisbane Murri Community and others for a National Day of Action around deaths in custody on Saturday April 10th.

    2. The possibility of a conference in Central Australia in July, called by a number of Aboriginal Communities, to discuss the NT intervention and its impact.

    3. Report back from national phone hook up in early March that discussed the Ampilatwatja walkoff and other issues

    4. Discussion on the Racial Discrimination Act and the proposed changes to the NT intervention laws.

    Thanks
    Mark

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  3. The West End Uniting Church and the Progressive Spirituality Network invite you to a lecture and discussion.

    “Aboriginal Sovereignty and the colonisation of South East Queensland – a history of conflict”.

    
Presented by Dr. Libby Connors.

    Sunday April 11 6.30 pm

    At the West End Uniting Church on the corner of Vulture and Sussex Streets West End.

    More info – westendcommunityjustice@gmail.com

    See http://unlearningtheproblem.wordpress.com/

    Hello Ian,

    You may like to put the above in the events list.

    This lecture is a part of the “covenanting” process within the Uniting Church. The West End Congregation in association with the Uniting Church Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress will conduct a “healing ceremony” in the not too distant future to acknowledge Aboriginal traditional ownership and the sins of colonial society including the church.

    As part of the preparation for this ceremony the church is attempting to inform itself of the history of the land on which we live. In order to confess and repent of our collective sins we must first be aware of what they are.

    The healing ceremony is not an end in itself or the culmination of the process. The local church sees the ceremony as a beginning, to build a platform for ongoing action for justice and engagement with Aboriginal people, land, culture and law.

    This process is also relevant to the broader Uniting Church which is presently discussing proposed changes to the preamble of its constitution including an acknowledgment of the existence of God in this country and the authenticity of Aboriginal peoples understandings of God before the European missionaries arrived as well as the Church’s complicity and active involvement in the process of colonisation and oppression.

    There will be no bible-bashing at the April 11 lecture and all are welcome to attend irrespective of spiritual disposition.

    Anyone curious about the broader healing and covenanting process in its fullest spiritual dimensions are welcome to join in.

    JT

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  4. Racism and cover-up pervade response to deaths in custody

    March 19, 2010 – 3:00AM
    To view the entire article, click on: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/racism-and-coverup-pervade-response-to-deaths-in-custody-20100318-qi87.html

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  5. Protests rally against deaths in custody in WA

    Protests rally against deaths in custody ANDREA HAYWARD March 17, 2010 – 5:23PM in WA Today

    Mr Newhouse said the committee wanted the WA government to compensate Mr Ward’s family and pursue criminal charges against the company contracted to run the prison van service and the guards responsible for him before his death.

    The contract with company G4S should be terminated and the proceeds of a $100,000 fine imposed on G4S by the state government given to Mr Ward’s family immediately, Mr Newhouse said.

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  6. Teen’s death puts spotlight on Aboriginal deaths in custody

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Broadcast: 11/03/2010
    Reporter: Peter McCutcheon


    Tensions are high in Queensland’s Aboriginal community following an emotional protest over the death in custody of a teenager in Brisbane. Also the inquest into another death in custody in Palm Island in 2004 is continuing. Indigenous leaders say the cases highlight the need for further reform of Australia’s social justice system.

    See http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2843522.htm

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