Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Visioning another world Brisbane G20 Peoples Convergence

Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) – G20 http://www.briscan.net.au http://www.facebook.com/briscan.g20 Visioning another world Brisbane G20 Peoples Convergence Nov 8-16, 2014 Global Call to action Dear Friends, The G20 Leaders Summit will bring the leaders of the worlds’ 20 largest economies to … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough Isreal

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This is a powerful account by South Australian ABC reporter Peter Goer who has just returned from a trip to occupied Palestine. JESUS wept. In Palestine, Jesus wept and so did I. I weep for the Palestinians living under the … Continue reading

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Nominate for first ever National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards will be launched at NSW Parliament in late June, with nominations now open. The Awards will be Welcomed in by NSW parliamentarian, Linda Burney and launched alongside Yalmay Yunupingu and Gail Mabo and will … Continue reading

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G20 Peoples Summit: Idea Jam & BBQ

Dear friends, You are invited to join us in developing and advancing community generated answers to world economic, social and environmental problems. “Visioning another World” : The G20 Peoples Summit will be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative … Continue reading

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Former FACS worker joins national protests to condemn ongoing Stolen Generations on Sorry Day

Former FACS worker joins national protests to condemn ongoing Stolen Generations on Sorry Day Former Family and Community Services (FACS) caseworker and delegate to the FACS NSW Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) has joined national protests on Sorry Day to condemn, … Continue reading

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an r word stew, with a dash of mabo

the attached documentation from michael anderson, aka ghillar, on behalf of the sovereign rights of the traditional owners of the aboriginal lands, again highlights the problems of the invader governments in recognising our rights to our lands. over the years … Continue reading

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Criteria for publishing comment

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[Editor’s Note: From time to time WBT receives articles and comment that risk prosecution. Recently threats were made by DOCS about an attempted interview with a DOCS officer. Here are some tips for bloggers and contributors that can be used … Continue reading

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Magistrate rules local law overrides ‘aboriginal purpose’

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On 23 May 2014, Magistrate Costello found Wayne Wharton and Hamish Chitts ‘not guilty’ of ‘obstruct police’. In April 2013 Brisbane City Council officers asked police to assist them in putting out the sacred fire in Musgrave Park. Police arrested … Continue reading

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This monday | take action to stop ongoing stolen generations

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Momentum is gathering toward the National Day of Action on Sorry Day this Monday calling for a STOP to Ongoing Stolen Generations!! Over 12 protests have been organised across the country and workshops have been called in Sydney on May … Continue reading

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Paternalism in Aboriginal child removal

[Editor’s note: WBT does not usually post academic articles. However this article by Griffith University academic, Clare Tilbury, is helpful in understanding the level of aboriginal child removal since the Bringing them home report (1997) into the Stolen Generation. The article … Continue reading

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Get on the road to ground the Drones

Get Ready, Get Set, Get On the Road to Ground the Drones May 21, 2014Walk with us part of the 165 miles from the Boeing corporate headquarters in Chicago (where the manufacture of drones and conventional war planes are managed … Continue reading

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National Sorry Day Activities in Brisbane

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Sorry Day rally at speakers corner at parliament house in George Street Brisbane 11 am on 26 May. The rally and march to DOCS is organised by the Brisbane Sovereign Grannies Group which is part of National Sorry Day activities … Continue reading

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Silences in the boom: coal seam gas and neoliberalism

[Editor’s Note: Combined here is an extract from an article published in the Journal of Political Ecology and a talk given by one of the authors, Ack Mercer, at Brisbane Free Uni. The article text below originally contained some references … Continue reading

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Award Modernisation – WorkChoices revisited

Industrial Relations Laws enacted by the Newman government have been described as “WorkChoices for Queensland”. The laws strip back Awards, contain significant attacks on public sector and local government employees and allow the employer to take away the right to … Continue reading

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Homeless in Perth

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Good people, from Gerry Attached is a photo of 4 of the children with me last night in Perth’s outskirts, in bush off a major highway. This family of six school aged children, grandmother and father have been homeless for … Continue reading

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nda against docs removals of aboriginal children

on monday 26 may, 2014 a national day of action has been called for by the grannies from gunnedah, stics and other support groups, including isja. whilst the rally is called for in sydney we know that not everyone who … Continue reading

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“Saying ‘Sorry’ doesn’t mean you still take our children”

Sorry Day events in Brisbane Monday, 26 May 2014 11 am Rally Parliament House, George Street 12.30 pm March to DOCS at 111 George Street 2 pm Forum & Yarning, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre 967 Brunswick Street, New Farm Brisbane … Continue reading

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Tent embassy – a day to remember, 16 May 2012

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BASE: Food for Thought

Pls Note: BASE = Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy or Tent Embassy (for short)

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Home Front WWII – myths & realities

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alex macdonald lecture 2014

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How to stop the Riot Squad breaking up Bentley Blockade

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The easiest way you can help with a simple 5 min phone call. The NSW Premier is getting a lot of calls asking him to respect community democracy, to call off Operation Stapler, a police plan to break up protests … Continue reading

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Budget: 6 months wait before dole

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Unemployed workers under 30 years of age will have to wait six months before they can apply for the dole. And then they will be forced to do 25 hours work for each dole cheque.This was first introduced by the … Continue reading

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Rivermouth at the Zoo

Governments are cracking down on public dissent, spin-masters are becoming craftier, the mass media has sold out to big business, and Brisbane hip-hop/folk band Rivermouth is celebrating the launch of two unashamedly political tracks with our first ever gig at … Continue reading

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Budget today-Unite on Sunday to oppose spending and jobs cuts

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MAY 26 | NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION | STOP ONGOING STOLEN GENERATIONS

Dear all, National Sorry Day is less than two weeks away and Aboriginal rights groups across the country are preparing to protest!! A National Day of Action has been called for May 26 demanding an end to the ongoing Stolen … Continue reading

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National Statement – 26 May 2014: Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Welfare

National Statement – 26 May 2014 Say NO to Continuing Stolen Generations | Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Welfare Returning children must be the priority | No forced adoptions | Support and services to prevent removals We, as Aboriginal Grandparents and … Continue reading

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BFU presents REFUGEE RIGHTS: panel discussion and community Q&A

Dear BFUers, As you probably know, refugee policy is a fiercely contested field of Australian political discourse. The major parties use politicised, dehumanised language to talk about some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in the world – those … Continue reading

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No to more stolen generations

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Operation Stapler at Bentley Blockade in Northern Rivers

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The NSW Police have a plan called Operation Stapler to break up the broad and successful Bentley Blockade, a community-based stand to stop the gorgeous farmland of Northern Rivers becoming a gasfield. It involves approx 800 police and the Blockade … Continue reading