Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Sovereignty, The Constitution and Congress – Invasion Day Discussion


Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra

INVASION DAY 26 January 2013 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

A year ago, at the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, a general commitment was given by the people at the Tent Embassy to advance the sovereign rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Consequently a number often embassies were established in regional parts of Australia in 2012, to express concerns from our people about control over our lives and our futures. The National Congress of Australias First Peoples also participated at the time by arranging a seminar on Sovereignty and Self-Determination.

The role of Congress is to promote the rights of our peoples.

Our members and delegate have determined Sovereignty is a key concern for Congress. Some initial feedback from community suggests that Congress should convene a national discussion on how Sovereign can be progressed in the struggle for Aboriginal rights.

The way forward for 2013 is to be examined at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on 26 January 2013.

All interested people welcome to participate and contribute positively to this discussion.

Convened by National Congress of Australias First Peoples 27Cope Street, Redfern, NSW 2016 Freecall: 1800266477 info@nationalcongress.com.au

130126 Event.pdf

Vigil for Bradley Manning at US Embassy London as he fronts military tribunal

TUES 2pm 8th. Jan: Vigil for Bradley Manning at US Embassy London at start of another court hearing

Bradley Manning is back in court at Fort Meade, Maryland, US from Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 January.

Vigil at the US Embassy in London 2pm Tuesday 8 January.

The entire soundtrack of the Collateral Murder video will be played.


Bradley Manning is back in court at Fort Meade in the US from 8 – 11 January for another pre-trial motion hearing. This hearing will conclude the ‘speedy trial’ defence motion and will also deal with the prosecution’s motion to exclude motive evidence from the trial.

The solidarity event in London will begin at 2pm with a Vigil at the US Embassy during which the entire soundtrack of the Collateral Murder video will be played.

Placards will be brought but please feel free to make or bring your own.


For more info, contact Ben on 07866 559 312 or see Veterans for Peace UK and Ireland.

For background information and details of solidarity actions in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England, see wiseupaction.info.

For international solidarity network, see bradleymanning.org.

For reports from the last pretrial motion hearing which ran 27 November to 11 December and dealt with “illegal pretrial punishment” of Brad at Quantico, see this indymedia feature – Bradley Manning Takes the Stand: 11 days of Testimony on Abuse at Quantico.

Homepage: http://wiseupaction.info

U.S.A. http://www.bradleymanning.org/

Ciaron O’Reilly
Blog http://ciaron.wordpress.com/

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The prophets tell us who we could be,
So we hide the poor,
And kill the prophets.”
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