Occupy and aboriginal nations passports

occupy sydney will be holding their first anniversary from saturday 13 to monday 15, see attached for full details.

in solidarity with the aims and the comrades involved isja will be in attendance at the plt. house end of martin plaza from midday to 6pm on the saturday and sunday only to continue to issue the aboriginal nations passports to those non-aboriginal people who read and agree to sign the pledge that fully recognises the pure sovereignty of the aborigines to their traditional lands. a passport photo is also required. the pledge and the application form will be available on site.

to those hundreds plus who already have obtained a passport, this is a chance for those who could not make the first event to have the opportunity to do so.

the occupy event will be a great day so come along and support those striving for the rights of the 99% against the greed of the 1%.

the world we live in depends on you!!!!!

fkj

ray jackson
president
indigenous social justice association

isja01
(m) 0450 651 063
(p) 02 9318 0947
address 1303/200 pitt street waterloo 2017

www.isja.org.au

we live and work on the stolen lands of the gadigal people.

sovereignty treaty social justice

Occupysydney Anniversary.pdf

10 thoughts on “Occupy and aboriginal nations passports

  1. Di,

    I understand and agree with your concern about non-Aboriginal deaths in custody. There are many untrue myths about Aboriginal deaths in custody including the assumption that an Aboriginal prisoner is more likely to die in gaol than a non-Aboriginal prisoner The prison system does not discriminate on death, it kills all equally.

    However, an Aboriginal person in the street or in their home is between 12 and 25 times (depending on where they live) more likely to be arrested by the police than a non-Aboriginal person.

    The central issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody (as distinct from all deaths in custody) is the over representation of Aboriginal people in the prison system.

    1. John T
      The only way to fix this in inequality is to hire Aboriginal police officers and prison guards and any problem with Aboriginal disputes should be attended by Aboriginal officers.

  2. Hello Di,
    Sadly, John Pat is unable to answer your accusation … it was he who was murdered by police.
    Ian

    1. To Ian and to all concerned
      Please accept my heartfelt condolences and apologies.
      Any death in custody is a sad reflection of a system gone wrong.

  3. Write of life / the pious said
    forget the past / the past is dead.
    But all I see / in front of me
    is a concrete floor / a cell door / and John Pat.

    Agh! tear out the page / forget his age
    thin skull they cried / that’s why he died!
    But I can’t forget / the silhouette
    of a concrete floor / a cell door / and John Pat.

    The end product / of Guddia law
    is a viaduct / for fang and claw,
    and a place to dwell / like Roebourne’s hell
    of a concrete floor / a cell door / and John Pat.

    He’s there – where?
    there in their minds now / deep within,
    there to prance / a sidelong glance / a silly grin
    to remind them all / of a Guddia wall
    a concrete floor / a cell door / and John Pat.

    Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/law/royal-commission-into-aboriginal-deaths-in-custody#ixzz28oRGAI14

    1. John Pat
      Do you ignore the fact that ‘Non Aboriginals’ have died in custody too? But their cries are seldom heard..

  4. thewedgesays says:

    It’s not the whom or the when that matters. It is the fact that a race has been colonised, maginalised and then forced to assimilate. Justification cannot be found in the pretence that it would of happened anyway. Would you thank the man standing on your neck because he stopped someone else from taking his place? Even if he didn’t realise he was standing on it in the first place?

  5. Hello Di,

    One of my Uncles died during WWII like your grandfather. He fought in Britain, the Middle East and in the Pacific. He was a much decorated pilot. On his way back to Australia his plane fell into the sea and his body was never recovered. This caused much distress to his brothers (one was my father) and grandad and grandma. They raised money to institute a private search. His loss affected my father, and even though my uncle died before I was born I was aware of this – it was part of the folklore of our family.

    Why tell you this?

    I do not believe my uncle died defending Australia. He died as a result of the defence of empire. In the first place that of British empire and then American empire. Remember that US General Macarthur did not even wish to defend the land north of Brisbane – hence the infamous name coined by General Macarthur ‘Brisbane Line’. My uncle and his parents had lived on the land that General Macarthur wished to sacrifice. My grandfather knew more than most that the land that he worked up in the gulf, where he raised horses with his brothers, he knew that was aboriginal land. General Macarthur was perfectly willing to sacrifice this land to any invader. And now American troops sit in Darwin protecting their interests, not Australians. We need to discover that our past has a black history and not try to dress it up in nationalism that was never real.

    The picture below should explain why.

    Abingdon Downs on Kutjal land in North Queensland

    Ian Curr

    1. WE didn’t attack the Jap’s they attacked attacked Darwin.

  6. My Grandfather died defending Australia so I believe as a white man he has a stake in this land.The Aboriginals would be speaking Japanese if wasn’t for people like my Grandfather…. Aboriginals would have been exterminated at the hands of the Japs or treated like the Monks by the Chinese..There was never a thank you issued by any Aboriginal leader..
    IT’s everybody’s Country when it’s war but in peace times it’s Aboriginal land…What the?

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