National Action Group formed to combat child removals

+++ Stop Press ++++++ Stop Press ++++++ Stop Press ++++++ Stop Press +++ Today, Thursday 8 May 2014, people who have experience of continuing stolen generations from Perth, Brisbane, Gunnedah, Alice Springs, Sydney, South Coast, Melbourne and Bundaberg formed a National Action Group to fight aboriginal child removals from their guardians by DOCS in each state. … Continue reading National Action Group formed to combat child removals

The Second Stolen Generation

The inaugural meeting of the Brisbane Sovereign Grannies group was held at Jagera Hall on 27 Mar 2014. Jagera Hall is at Musgrave Park, 121 Cordelia Street South Brisbane. We meet there every Thursday at 12 noon. All are welcome. On that day we formulated our objectives. These aims are based on the need for … Continue reading The Second Stolen Generation

‘Sorry’ doesn’t mean taking our children

On 27 March Pru Goward and the NSW Government passed the most dangerous legislation against vulnerable children and families since Federation. These new Laws are NOT reforms to Child Protection they are Human Rights violations. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1423541817899727&stream_ref=10 Pru Goward stated in Parliament during debate of her legislation "It is always about money.” It is very obvious … Continue reading ‘Sorry’ doesn’t mean taking our children

Bring our stolen children home

"On 27 March (2014) Pru Goward and the NSW Government passed the most dangerous legislation against vulnerable children and families since Federation. These new Laws are NOT reforms to Child Protection they are Human Rights violations. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1423541817899727&stream_ref=10 Pru Goward stated in Parliament during debate of her legislation "It is always about money.” It is very … Continue reading Bring our stolen children home

the black diggers and anzac history

last friday, anzac day, i again made the decision to forgo the main anzac march in the city as i have done for many years. i have found i could honour my australian father who was killed on the kokoda track during ww2 in other more private ways. i have, however, been attending the black … Continue reading the black diggers and anzac history

Aboriginal activists to go to Turtle Island

Brisbane based Aboriginal activists Boe Spearim and Callum Clayton-Dixon will travel to Canada in August this year using Aboriginal passports. As representatives of the Aboriginal Provisional Government, we hope to develop ties with the Native peoples of Turtle Island (Canada). We plan to visit the Mi’kmaq people currently resisting mining companies exploiting their lands, to … Continue reading Aboriginal activists to go to Turtle Island

Don’t take your children to Vegemite Town

Told us what to do and say Told us all the white man's ways Then they split us up again And gave us gifts to ease the pain Sent us off to foster homes As we grew up we felt alone Cause we were acting white Yet feeling black — Archie Roach, Took the children … Continue reading Don’t take your children to Vegemite Town

Aunty Hazel speaks out against DOCS taking aboriginal children

Grandmothers Against Removals say no to another stolen generation WHEN: 11AM Friday April 11th. WHERE: Tamworth DOCS office 14 – 16 Bourke St, Tamworth. WHO: Aunty Hazel, Grand-mothers Against Removals, Gunnedah. David Shoebridge, Greens NSW MP. Karen Fusi, Brisbane Aboriginal Soveriegn Embassy Mary Moore, Australian Legislative Ethics Commission. http://youtu.be/T44cPsTvf9k

Race act debate misses the point

the proposed removal of some of s18c of the racial discrimination act is most certainly being highly evaluated and analysed to death. i have produced 2 previous posts on the matter and am now moved to do a third. and why? surely after all this time the arguments, both for and against have all been … Continue reading Race act debate misses the point

Indigi-Briz hosts fundraiser for Indigenous Reading Project

4ZZZ’s Indigi-Briz radio show will hold an event on April 6 at Brisbane’s The New Globe Theatre to raise crucial funds for 4ZZZ community radio and the Indigenous Reading Project to improve the reading rate in Indigenous Australians. The Indigenous Reading Project will provide education and support for 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students … Continue reading Indigi-Briz hosts fundraiser for Indigenous Reading Project

Toronto G20 – Main Conspiracy Group

[Editor's Note: In the lead up to Brisbane's G20 leaders summit in November 2014, activists would be well advised to read about the charges and how they came to be laid against activists before and during the Toronto G20. Toronto may be a long way from Brisbane but parallels do exist between the two.  There … Continue reading Toronto G20 – Main Conspiracy Group

TJ Hickey – 10 years

A NON-APOLOGY FOR AN ALLEGED NON-COMPLIANCE a friend asked me yesterday why i had not made any statement appertaining to the hickey march on friday 14th february. i told her that i was waiting for the commander of redfern police station to contact me to arrange a meeting to discuss the perceived problems arising from … Continue reading TJ Hickey – 10 years

First Nations response to G20 meeting

DECOLONISATION BEFORE PROFIT PROGRAM Brisbane 8-14 November 2014 Saturday 8th Rally and march from Roma St Forum to Musgrave Park.  Welcome to Country ceremony.  Set up camp in Musgrave Park. Activities with a focus on First Nations and decolonisation in the park including films, music, forums, workshops, poetry, kids activities happening throughout the week. Sunday 9th Yarning … Continue reading First Nations response to G20 meeting

What is the meaning of ‘an aboriginal purpose’?

R v Wharton & Chitts: defence of the sacred fire -- Brisbane Central Magistrates Court, 26 February 2014. On 30 April 2012 two men, Wayne Wharton and Hamish Chitts, were arrested by armed police for 'obstruction' while attending an aboriginal ceremony in Musgrave Park. The two men were arrested while attempting to prevent council officers … Continue reading What is the meaning of ‘an aboriginal purpose’?

“The Whole World is Watching”: 1982

"The Whole World is Watching" (25 minutes) The idea of the video was to mobilise support for the Aboriginal protests planned to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in 1982. The filmmakers interviewed Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Gary Foley, Mick Miller, Josephine Sailor, Gwen De-mal Hall, Henry Collins, Lionel Fogarty, Norman Brown, Cheryl Buchanan, … Continue reading “The Whole World is Watching”: 1982

Flying Foam Massacre Remembrance Day

  STAND UP FOR THE BURRUP Pilbara Aboriginal people commemorate of one of Australia’s largest massacres West Pilbara Aboriginal people are gathering this Sunday 23 February at King Bay, site of the world famous Burrup rock art, to commemorate one of Australia’s largest massacres - known as the Flying Foam Massacre. The massacre, which which … Continue reading Flying Foam Massacre Remembrance Day

We still right here – silent no more!

Speak for life, speak of hope, I speak of this change, our home, changing to change, just. Who said that all is lost? I come to offer my heart. - from Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón by Fito Páez, For a second week in a row and after another week of harassment and intimidation … Continue reading We still right here – silent no more!

Silent No More!

Police, DOCSs, QCAT, Housing Collude! There is open collusion between Queensland government agencies against the poor. For a long time, Police, Department of Community Services, QCAT (Justice Department) and Department of Housing & Public Works have swapped private information about their clients. The information is not validated or scrutinised - it is based on malicious … Continue reading Silent No More!

Consumers will foot protest bill of $100k a day, says Santos

SARAH-JANE TASKER The Australian February 15, 2014 SANTOS has warned that protests at its Narrabri Gas Project in NSW -- where seven activists were arrested this week -- are forcing delays and adding costs to its development that will eventually flow to the end user. James Baulderstone, who heads up Santos's East Coast business, said … Continue reading Consumers will foot protest bill of $100k a day, says Santos

Survival instinct – misuse of a taser

incredible! and appalling! the survival instinct. again an example of misuse of a taser because common sense clearly shows that it was not necessary by any normal standard to employ the taser for compliance purposes. i did say 'normal' however, police training and tactics is specifically aimed at protection of police at all costs, regardless … Continue reading Survival instinct – misuse of a taser

DOCS Rally & March in Brisbane

DOCS Rally in Brisbane 10.30 am Roma Street Forum (under the big tree opposite Court Buildings) Thursday 13 Feb 2014 March to DOCS* 11:30 am 111 George Street, CBD In recent weeks people have come to tent embassy meetings in Musgrave Park speaking of DOCS taking their children away. This is a long running scandal … Continue reading DOCS Rally & March in Brisbane

Grandmothers demand apology

Grandmothers demand DOCS return stolen children on anniversary of apology Grandmothers and families from Gunnedah will rally outside NSW Parliament House today at 12.30pm to demand an end to what they say is a new Stolen Generation of Aboriginal children. Initiated by the newly formed group in Gunnedah, Grand-Mothers Against Removals (GMAR), the rally will … Continue reading Grandmothers demand apology

Demand Justice for Sheila Oakley!

A life flows like a river Darling, Down goes another Murri Wise men say only fools rush in So how do we respond to this Especially if, only one fella’s left from 'Two Train Singers' by ian curr Rally 11 am Saturday 15 Feb 2014 26 Jacaranda Avenue, Woodridge March on Logan Police Station! Contact: … Continue reading Demand Justice for Sheila Oakley!

The town that was murdered

[Broadcast on PShift, 4zzz, fm 102.1, at noon on friday 7 feb 2014] We drove up to a small park in Acland to meet the town’s sole surviving citizen Glen. Trevor and I were invited to meet Glen by Nicki, an organiser of the Oakey Coal Action Alliance or OCCA for short. At the meeting … Continue reading The town that was murdered