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 Generations and for Aboriginal community control of Aboriginal welfare.

A national statement, included below, has been developed and protests/events have been called in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Alice Springs.… Go to Article

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 parents, have called protests across the country on May 26 demanding the return of our children who have been forcibly removed by child welfare agencies.… Go to Article

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 who are seeking asylum. Our refugee rhetoric is damaging, socially alienating and ethically flawed.… Go to Article

Operation Stapler at Bentley Blockade in Northern Rivers

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 folk have asked me to approach  environment groups and concerned individuals with information on how they  can help prevent this police action …


[Editors Note: Far be it from me to introduce the labyrinthine mysteries of how power protects the status quo, in this case, Metgasco.… Go to Article