Petition To End Deaths In Custody & Police Brutality

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“Black Lives Matter is a reality because All Lives don’t matter yet, and we have to make everyone matter.” Speech Thomas

Breaking News: PM Turnbull to set up royal commission into mistreatment of children in detention http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-26/turnbull-calls-for-royal-commission-into-don-dale/7660164

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Child hooded, strapped to mechanical restraint chair in Northern Territory detention

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First Nation people are being made criminals by virtue of their race.

Heavy handed police arresting a Wonnarua elder: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1248397668518123&id=168159846541916

Only police can stop this now with pressure from politicians and the Australian justice system.

From 1982 to 2008 there have 2,056 deaths in custody, 379 of them Aboriginal deaths. Aboriginal deaths to 2013 are now past 420. This is a national disgrace.

Aboriginal Australians have learnt to fear for the lives of family members who end up in police cells or jail.
—The Saturday Paper

There has never been a successful prosecution against any police or prison officer in that they contributed an unnatural hand in a police or prison custodial related incident. Let us remind ourselves that it took confrontational protests and the burning of the Palm Island Police Station to bring to the light of day the death in police custody of Cameron Mulrunji Doomadgee and yet justice has not been done, Officer Craig Hurley is yet to atone while Palm Island councillor Lex Wotton was sent to prison.
Petition for police, law makers and politicians to spend time with elders to be more culturally aware and sensitive on the job.

 
History shows that “covert” insidious racism is more difficult to detect. Institutions such as Police Services can operate in a racist way without at once recognising their racism. (Stephen Lawrence Enquiry)

Community pressure was being brought to bear on the government in relation to the disproportionate numbers of Indigenous men and women dying in custody. As a result a Royal Commission was established. In 1991 Commissioner Johnston release the report along with some 300 recommendations.

 
The question that can be asked here is has anything changed from the past? Superficially there have been great changes. We now have recruiting strategies and units, liaison, community participation and representation. But on the whole there are not a lot of dramatic differences. We still had to have a Royal Commission to tell us these things are needed.

Whilst there has been some change from the days of the Native Police, there is not a dramatic difference. There is no collective want or need to change within police organisations and this is reflected by the government who dictate policy. Lip service is paid to most initiatives yet there is no real support behind them. In most organisations there is a vision of whose face ‘fits’ and this is especially true of policing when the dominant police culture sees Black as the ‘other’, that ‘other’ equals criminal. As a result many Indigenous police are made to feel they don’t fit.

A 14 year old bring the audience to tears with a poem about police brutality and white privilege.

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Our system of policing has its genesis in the control and enforcement methods from England. This form of policing was transplanted to Australia and followed closely along the lines of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) (O’Malley 1983, Northam 1986, Reiner 1986, Finnane 1994, Blackler 1996). Recruits to this model of policing were single, had some military training, were posted to areas with no family or friends; and were frequently transferred to prevent fraternisation with the local population. The rationale was that policing of the population was more effective if the population was alien (Hill 1986:127).

In the past colonials were actively dispossessing Indigenous people of their lands but without the guise of prescriptive legislation. Subsequent legislation was enacted to make dispossession ‘legitimate’ and to ‘protect’ Aborigines from unscrupulous whites and themselves (Bennets and Castle 1979). The system was founded on the premise that Indigenous people were not the equals of non-Indigenous people. This premise was reflected in all government policies. NSW passed the 1909 Aborigines Act which legitimised a series of State controls. The aim of this Act was to break up centres of Aboriginal population. Further powers obtained in 1915 allowed wholesale welfare intervention, resulting in the removal of children from their families, to be relocated into institutions, missions or non- Indigenous families (Finnane 1994).

Queensland enacted the 1897 Protection Act which was the model for Northern, Western and Central Australia. These policies concentrated and segregated the community according to the amount of Aboriginal ‘blood’ a person possessed. ‘Full bloods’ were removed to protected reserves. Those of ‘mixed blood’ were removed to missions and subjected to scrutiny and control (Finnane 1996). As a result, Indigenous people were being made criminals by virtue of their race. In Western Australia a ‘half-caste’ male could obtain an exemption certificate which gave him the status of a full blood white man. To obtain this he had to renounce his Aboriginality and not associate with any Aboriginal people again (Biskup 1973).
The dog licence act of Western Australia was another piece of legislation designed to make Indigenous people criminals. This included:

* no Indigenous person (other than a half caste male who had renounced his Aboriginality) could move from one place to another without the permission of the Protector
* parents did not have custody of their own children
* the property of a minor was automatically managed by the Protector
* Aborigines could be ordered out of town or ordered to a reserve or mission and confined there
* the Commissioner of Native Affairs could object to any marriage (Elder 1988)

In NSW in 1938 Aborigines could not vote, obtain alcohol, receive a pension if their Aboriginal blood was dominant, obtain cash payments for family allowance – only orders for goods and any other restrictions in accordance with the Act (Elder 1988). 
Obtaining work was also a problem. Indigenous work was associated with domestics or labouring. Work was hard to come by and wages were lower than those of non-Indigenous people in the same employment and social status was low, lower than the working classes. The Vagrancy legislation of the 1820’s meant that police had substantial powers over the working classes and poor yet the amount of power delivered into the hands of police by virtue of the protectionism legislation was phenomenal. In 1932 in Moree NSW, lobbying by hostile rural whites on health grounds, resulted in the removal of ALL Indigenous people, including those in local employment, to the banks of the Moree River. This act of policing earned the local constabulary great praise from the Chief Protector (Finnane 1996).

Social control was all pervasive and administrative. It gave absolute power to police with little scrutiny by the courts. Yet in 1932 Queensland Police were instructed not to make notes of the orders issued for the removal of Aboriginal people as these orders may be called upon to be presented in court (Queensland Police Circular Memo 2 Feb 1932, A/36282 cited in Finnane 1996:123).

The words ‘Aboriginal problem’ now begins to emerge in writings from this era. Indigenous people were starting to be seen as one big homogeneous problem. The solution to the problem was to control by containment. Although statistics show the acceleration of of Indigenous incarceration increased after the 1950’s, the general consensus is that after the 1967 referendum, the intense policing policies changed (Biskup 1973, Elder 1988, Reynolds 1992, Finnane 1996). Far from being inclusionary, many policing practices became covert and exclusionary. Without specific legislation there was an increase in arrests and incarceration for offences that non-Indigenous people would be unlikely to be arrested for. This was and still is colloquially known as the offence of ‘being Black in a public place’ and encompasses the notorious trifecta legislation of offensive language, resist arrest and assault police.

 

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Domestic and International Policy
Although the last of the protectionism era’s policies were not repealed until 1984 in Queensland, by the 1960’s pressure was being placed upon the government in relation to Indigenous policies. Our own hypocrisy was being questioned in International forums. Australia was publicly challenging South Africa in relation to apartheid whilst covertly enforcing the same policies here (Tatz 1979). Australia had been a voting member of the United Nations (UN) since its inception but until 1961 had a policy of dissenting or abstaining from UN motions condemning apartheid. During the protectionism era, Australia was in direct violation of 9 of the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This convention was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1948 (see Articles 9,10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, 26).

In 1949 Australia was openly questioned by the international community in relation to protectionism policies. The Kim Beazley Snr wrote to the Prime Minister requesting special Indigenous representation in parliament and the States to relinquish Aboriginal control to the Federal government as:
“Commonwealth representatives at international conferences are constantly being held responsible for Aboriginal policies pursued in Australia by State governments” (cited in Tatz 1979:101).

In 1965 Australia was a signatory to the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This convention came into effect in 1969 (Report of National Enquiry into Racist Violence 1991). In August 1978 the Australian delegate to the World Conference on Racism condemned apartheid and racism saying;
“We are utterly opposed. Australia (coyly) recognises that Aborigines have been particularly disadvantaged in the past. However our contribution to this the anti-Apartheid Year of 1978 and to the decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (which began in 1973), is the Racial Discrimination Act” (Cited in Tatz 1979:101)

The frustration continued. In response to the Liberal government’s Aboriginal Affairs Policy a tent embassy was established on the lawns of the then Parliament House. There the Aboriginal flag was raised for the first time. Prime Minister William McMahon claimed in the policy that land rights would ‘threaten the security and tenure of every Australian’ (Parbury 1988:133).

The Labor government came to power in 1972 and with it a promise to legislate land rights. The first Department of Aboriginal Affairs, the precursor to ATSIC was established. A land fund was established to buy land for communities. Consultation featured heavily and an Aboriginal elected advisory council advised the government on Indigenous matters. Land Councils were also implemented. In 1975 there was another change of government and Indigenous funding was cut by 30%. Yet the Prime Minister of the day, Malcolm Fraser, was denigrated by members of his own party for being pro Aboriginal (Parbury 1988).

In 1983 Labor was elected. Labor’s land rights policy was seen as political suicide. The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Clyde Holding said “we would like to recognise your rights but our white constituents won’t let us” (Parbury 1988:137). It is against this background that our contemporary policies are founded. High Court decisions such as Mabo and Wik acknowledge the need for serious redressing of earlier atrocities as well as RICADIC and the Stolen generation enquiries.

Since the election of the coalition government in 1996 we have seen a gradual erosion of the advances made during the past decade. Funding cuts and a desire to denigrate anything seen as ‘politically correct’ has given rise to a form of respectable racism. The reemergence of the white superiority argument and the misguided belief that Indigenous people receive more in the way of pecuniary advantage than the average non-Indigenous person are enjoying support from sections of the community.
Return to Policing 1980-1995
It is against this background that we start to see a return to Indigenous representation in policing. Almost 20 years ago the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) on Aboriginal Criminological Research was discussing the;
“Disappointing experience of police forces trying to recruit and keep Aboriginal Officers showed a need for research on what is needed to keep Aborigines culturally content within the police” (1981:23).

Western Australia established a special cabinet committee on Aboriginal /police relations after several racist incidents (Skull Creek 1974, Laverton 1975). This committee was generally regarded as unable to provide any lasting impact. The Ruddock Report (1980) stated;
“Although the committee provides a forum in which Aboriginal people can express their views, it is continued to an advisory role and the police department is under no compulsion to implement its recommendations” (in Hazelhurst 1985:53).
At the 1985 Justice Programmes for Aboriginal and other Indigenous Communities Seminar, Dr Roberta Sykes argued recruiting Blacks to the ranks of aide and liaison officer would achieve very little. She went on to state;
“While the authorities pretend to us that they are acting in our best interest, very little can be achieved regardless of motivation. We recognise when we are being patronised and do not like it. Patronisation is not a relationship which exists between equals. It carries with it the continuation of a power relationship which is mean to keep one part powerful and one part powerless” (in Hazelhurst 1985:24-25).

The term ‘institutionalised racism’ is a very harsh way to describe police organisation. Lord Scarman defined institutionalised racism as
“If, by [institutionally racist] it is meant that it [Britain] is a society which knowingly, as a matter of policy, discriminates against black people, I reject the allegation. If, however, the suggestion being made is that practices may be adopted by public bodies as well as private individuals which are unwittingly discriminatory against black people, then this is an allegation which deserves serious consideration, and, where proved, swift remedy”. (Para 2.22, p 11 – Scarman Report).

Scarman argues further in his report there is not wholesale racism in policing nor do police have a policy of racism. This is hardly likely when there are laws which regulate against racism. Nor could Lord Scarman totally understand what it is like to have to operate within an organisation that is inherently racist. Consider the submission of the Metropolitan Police Black Police Association to the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry in 1999;

“…. institutional racism …. permeates the Metropolitan Police Service. This issue above all others is central to the attitudes, values and beliefs, which lead officers to act, albeit unconsciously and for the most part unintentionally, and treat others differently solely because of their ethnicity or culture”
“The term institutional racism should be understood to refer to the way the institution or the organisation may systematically or repeatedly treat, or tend to treat, people differentially because of their race. So, in effect, we are not talking about the individuals within the service who may be unconscious as to the nature of what they are doing, but it is the net effect of what they do”.
“… the majority of police officers are white, tends to be the white experience, the white beliefs, the white values. Given the fact that these predominantly white officers only meet members of the black community in confrontational situations, they tend to stereotype black people in general. This can lead to all sorts of negative views and assumptions about black people, so we should not underestimate the occupational culture within the police service as being a primary source of institutional racism in the way that we differentially treat black people. Interestingly I say we because there is no marked difference between black and white in the force essentially.

We are all consumed by this occupational culture. Some of us may think we rise above it on some occasions, but, generally speaking, we tend to conform to the norms of this occupational culture, which we say is all powerful in shaping our views and perceptions of a particular community”. (Inspector Paul Wilson Part 2, Day 2, p 209):
“The fact that skin colour is such a powerful symbol due to our colonial history. It is not a sign of our innate and fundamental inequality. It is not a difference itself which is the problem but the social problems based on it” (Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Vol 4 ).

To monitor deaths in custody, the Australian Institute of Criminology established a national deaths in custody program which should publish an annual report.
A decade ago, the program was delivering its reports within days of the close of the reporting period – the 2003, 2004 and 2005 reports were delivered within one month. Then, without explanation, each of the next 3 reports took between 16 months and 2 years to appear. The 2009-11 report has been almost 3½ years in the making.
[The deaths in custody report] paints a horrific portrait of the state of indigenous criminal justice.
—Inga Ting, journalist, Sydney Morning Herald

I am constantly stunned when many senators tell me that they are not aware of Australia’s death in custody record.
—Gerry Georgatos, Human Rights Alliance, Perth

Aboriginal Australians have learnt to fear for the lives of family members who end up in police cells or jail.
—The Saturday Paper

 

The commission’s recommendations
The conclusion was that too many Aboriginal people are in custody too often. In its report the commission made 339 recommendations, for example
87. Arrest people only when no other way exists for dealing with a problem.
92. Imprisonment should be utilised only as a sanction of last resort.
161. Police and prison officers should seek medical attention immediately if any doubt arises as to a detainee’s condition.
339. Initiate a formal process of reconciliation between Aboriginal people and the wider community.
The last recommendation led to the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.

One of the fundamental lessons of the royal commission was that Aboriginal people die in custody too often because they’re in custody too often and we need to stop locking up people for minor offences, particularly things like public drinking.
—Jonathon Hunyor, lawyer

Aboriginal prison rates soar despite recommendations
At the time of the commission’s final report in 1991, Aboriginal people were 8 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Aboriginal people. A decade after the report was handed down they were 10 times more likely to be imprisoned.
In the 2010s, they were 15 times more likely. In Western Australia, which has the highest Aboriginal imprisonment rate in the country, Aboriginal people are close to 20 times more likely to be jailed than non-Aboriginal people.

Between 2003 and 2013, the Aboriginal rate of incarceration has soared 11 times faster than the non-Aboriginal rate. Prison rates for Aboriginal women have increased by a third between 2002 and 2007, and the number of Aboriginal men by one-fifth [4], while police custodial rates remain as high as before.

In 2009, the proportion of Aboriginal prisoners had almost doubled in the 20 years since the commission delivered its recommendations.

In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) found Aboriginal deaths in prisons had spiked over the 5 preceding years, despite deaths in custody for non-Aboriginal prisoners remaining stable. It found most deaths were caused by heart conditions and other medical problems, though self-harm remained high.
As if the royal commission never existed, the Northern Territory in December 2014 introduced ‘paperless arrest laws’.

Thought to free police from paperwork, the laws can be triggered by offences including swearing, drinking in public, making too much noise or having an untidy front yard. Previously these infractions merited only small on-the-spot fines. Of the 2,000 people who have been detained via paperless arrests, almost 80% are Aboriginal. In November 2015 the High Court of Australia ruled that paperless arrest laws were valid.

 

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There have been 340 Aboriginal deaths in custody since the end of the royal commission. Most could have been prevented if the [commission’s] recommendations were all implemented.
—Peter Boyle from Australia’s Green Left Weekly newspaper, in 2014

Community impact: “Families are destroyed by this cruelty”
When family members go to prison, families and communities are affected by the loss of parents, role models, childcare and family income.

The Indigenous Social Justice Association is fighting since many years for the rights of families whose loved ones died in police custody.

Their president, Ray Jackson, describes what these families have to go through:
“One cannot begin to explain what death-in-custody families suffer. In fact they suffer twice. firstly for their tragic loss but also by the continued indifference to the law of the land that states that the guilty must be held accountable. For over 450+ families this pain, this trauma eats at them everyday of their lives. Families are destroyed by this cruelty and white power indifference. The horror, the crimes against the families continue unabated.”

Governments fail to follow recommendations
These high prison rates come to no surprise.
A 1996 examination of 96 Aboriginal deaths in custody since the royal commission offered a dismal assessment of progress. It found that every state and territory had claimed implementation of recommendation 161. Yet this continued to be “a serious problem” in numerous deaths.

Equally, every state and territory claimed that the principle of imprisonment as a last resort had been, or was in the process of, being implemented, but this wasn’t entirely so.

A survey of the Australian Indigenous Law Review in 2009 showed that Australia’s states still had only acted on a fraction of the commission’s recommendations.
About 340 Indigenous people have died in prisons and police cells since the 1991 royal commission report. Critics say the lack of progress is ‘mind-blowing’
When using the statistics, it is important that Aboriginal deaths are placed in the context of the number of people in prison. “At the heart of the problem is the over-representation of indigenous persons at every stage of the criminal justice system,” concluded a report by the Australian Institute of Criminology in 2013.
Aboriginal prisoners also die at younger ages from natural causes, reflecting the poorer health conditions and lower life expectancy of Aboriginal people.

Police have a duty of care no matter what [offenders] have done.
—Recruits episode 11 on Australia’s Channel 10
When people of color are disproportionately targeted by police and incarcerated, this leads to disadvantages in other arenas of life, such as health, family life, employment, and political power. Here are four targets for policy change:
Police stops and arrests. Controlling for suspect demeanor, offense severity, presence of witnesses, evidence at the scene, prior record of the suspect, and other factors, minority suspects in one study had a 30% higher chance of being arrested than white suspects. In predominantly White neighborhoods in St. Louis, traffic stops were more likely to include a search in stops of Black drivers than of White drivers, especially by White police officers, controlling for characteristics of the officer, driver, and stop.

Punishment outcomes. A study using data from New York, found that Black and Latino (but not Asian) defendants are disadvantaged compared to Whites when it comes to pretrial detention, plea offers, and sentences of incarceration. This effect is particularly strong for Blacks charged with felony violent crimes and drug crimes.

Disproportionate incarceration of men of color. Of African American young men who dropped out of high school, 37% were incarcerated in 2008, compared to less than 1% of the general population. Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Laband Justice Mapping Center have mapped “million dollar blocks:” neighborhood blocks that have such a high concentration of residents incarcerated that states are spending over a million dollars a year to incarcerate residents from a single block. (On average it costs $28,000 a year to incarcerate someone in state prison).

Racism has no place in Australian society. However, too many people continue to encounter it in their daily lives.
* Around one in five Australians say they have experienced race-hate talk, such as verbal abuse, racial slurs or name-calling.
* More than one in 20 Australians say they have been physically attacked because of their race.
‘All good people must stand solidly against racism. It’s very important to do this publicly.’

Football Federation of Victoria
We invite you to learn from our elders at the BlackCard course and check out the the Racism Stops with Me campaign by the Australian Human Rights Commission for more helpful information. We are pushing for the cultural awareness training to be made compulsory for all serving police, politicians and justice system officials etc. This can be obtained through the

 

 

BlackCard course.

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BlackCard provides training and consultancy services to enable people and organisations to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community.
Working with people, not for people, with the genius of Aboriginal Knowledge.

Connect here: http://www.theblackcard.com.au/blackcard-consultancy/

Australians to counter racism
The National Anti-Racism Strategy aims to build the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities to prevent racism and to respond safely when it occurs.
In the past year we developed tools and educational resources to support individuals and organisations in some of the priority areas identified in the Strategy: education, government service provision and workplaces.

In June 2013 we launched an online anti-racism resource for young people, ‘What You Say Matters’.

The resource was developed with funding from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

It features a hip-hop music video and easily accessible information about racism, how to prevent it from happening and, if it does, how to respond in ways that are safe for them and those around them.

 

We developed this information in response to the key questions asked about racism by the young people we surveyed:
* What is racism?
* Why are people racist?
* Who experiences racism?
* Where does racism happen?
* Why is racism a problem?
* What can you do?
* What does the law say?
The video features hip-hop artist Brothablack and the students of James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields, Sydney. The lyrics drew on the issues raised by the young people we surveyed and the scenes in the video were developed in collaboration with the students based on their real-life experiences.

The video has been viewed over 11,000 times on YouTube and received a very positive response. https://youtu.be/WiQq_XAVPLg

Something all Australians must keep in mind:

We stole this land with murder and mayhem … and we have to reconcile the matter someday, either by acknowledging the fact that we’re bloody handed thieves and being proud of it, or giving back what we stole, and not as an act of charity, but of downright humility.

Jeremy Delacy (Xavier Herbert expresses through this character in “Poor Fellow My Country”.
Poor Fellow never lets us forget that our material wealth has come at the cost of Aboriginal Australia’s dispossession.

 

Heavy-handed police

There are numerous examples where police heavy-hands an incident involving Aboriginal people. Officers going too far are rarely brought to trial and often covered by their colleagues.
NSW State Coroner Mary Jerram was compelled in one of her reports to point out that police “do not have a licence to act recklessly, carelessly or dangerously or with excessive force”. Such behaviour constitutes “an abuse of police powers”.

Collaborating with First Nations communities key step to healthier, longer lives

Speaking an Indigenous language linked to youth wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in remote areas who speak an Indigenous language are less likely to experience risk factors associated with poor wellbeing, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The report found that in 2008, almost half (47%) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (aged 15–24 years) in remote areas spoke an Indigenous language. These young people were less likely to engage in high risk alcohol consumption and illicit substance use, than those who did not speak an Indigenous language. They were also less likely to report being a victim of physical violence.

However, the report also showed that there has been a decline in the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth who can speak an Indigenous language. In 2008, 13% of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth could speak an Indigenous language, down from 18% in 2002.

 

Racism Destroyed In One Minute:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1182822125144173&id=346937065399354

 

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Sources:

http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/hcpp/kamira.pdf

https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/law/royal-commission-into-aboriginal-deaths-in-custody#axzz4EcSwIftG
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/apr/15/aboriginal-deaths-in-custody-25-years-on-the-vicious-cycle-remains

How to end institutional racism

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/racism-it-stops-me-and-national-anti-racism-strategy-one-year/no-place-racism

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/xavier-herberts-poor-fellow-my-country-republished-for-40th-anniversary/news-story/a8a8a7366c4d253eadf661a8b747922e

https://m.facebook.com/notes/brown-continent/the-tens-steps-white-people-used-to-rule-the-world/538181976263205/

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4725.0Media%20Release1Apr%202011?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4725.0&issue=Apr%202011&num=&view=

https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/law/aboriginal-police-relations

http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/29/the-burning-issue-of-deaths-in-custody-aboriginal-people-die-5-times-the-rate-of-aparthei.html

Reference: Paper presented at the History of Crime, Policing and Punishment Conference. Written by: Jo Kamira
former Manager of the AFP, ATSI Unit, ACT
1999

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Fishless oceans by 2048????? – Environmental groups are failing us and they are failing eco systems

Animal agricultural industry is the #1 environmental threat

Why dont we hear about it? They have massive legal resources

In 1812 we had 1 billion people on the planet, by 2012 7 billion
yet we have 70 billion farm animals humans raise.

Humans drink 5.2 billion gallons of water each year

1.5 billion cows alone drink 45 billion gallons of water each year

Cows consume approx 135 billion pounds of food while there are 1 billion people starving world wide

82% of the people starving live in countries where the food is fed to livestock that are later killed and sold off to more well off countries.

We could feed every human on earth an adequate diet if we did no more than turn the food for animals into food for the humans.

People trying to promote gmo’s is like offering a drowning man a glass of water

U can get 15 times more protein sources from plant based diet than from a meat based diet.

The earth cannot support our needs of 9oz per meat per day per person, so we have to cut back and look at other ideas.
Plant based diet is the most sustainable, maybe i have to consider eating less meat frown emoticon
It takes approx. 100 pound feed/yr to feed a duck and u get a few pound of duck back. Its not sustainable

By eating a vegan diet, each year we save:
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45 pounds of grain
30sq ft forest
10 pounds of CO2
1 animals life
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To respond to environmental injustices, the recognition of the crime of ecocide must also rely on a principle of shared responsibility in the international community. Indeed, we must be in solidarity with the consequences of the degradation of the global environment and climate change because we are all, at our level, responsible for pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases. That is why the international community must agree to submit to a principle of shared responsibility in the management of natural disasters caused by human action, management that should be arbitrated by an international court if negotiations fail within United Nations. The international judge could impose to transnational companies, as operators, to participate in the international aid on the basis of their shared responsibility.

It is also urgent, to be able reduce our collective impact, to implement Article 15 of the Rio Declaration in order to enact obligation to environmental and health awareness on a global scale. Article 15 stipulates that “in the event of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing the adoption of effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.”.

The precautionary principle there enunciates would give the international judge to compel a valuable tool to stop the industrial activities being responsible for ecocide, and this through declaratory remedy and injunctions. Injunctive remedies or conservatory measures are aimed to conserve a resource or wealth existing at the time of designing a development project in the framework of environmental assessment studies or public inquiries. Such measures are also given for the compensation of socio-economic or health impacts. The judge could, after investigation, issue suspension orders to projects highly emitters of greenhouse gas or having irreversible consequences for accidents occurring on global commons, such as drilling projects or burning/extracting fossil fuels, nuclear sites of projects or projects identified as disruptive of the carbon or methane cycle, such as massive deforestation and intensive agricultural methods. Citizens/peoples could then bring an action to the international prosecutor on the results of an environmental impact study in pre-industrial phase project if a serious risk of ecocide was suspected.

The big polluters have then the obligation to comply with the law in order to avoid this risk. The implementation of preventive justice is a powerful pillar to halt the deterioration of living conditions on earth and protect future generations against our current inconsistency. Valérie Cabanes International lawyer Spokesperson of End Ecocide on Earth valerie@endecocide.eu
https://www.endecocide.org/…/10/ICC-Amendements-Ecocide-en.…

Let’s Get Environmental and Climate Justice now!
https://www.endecocide.org/en/sign/

Please start by protecting your special places, your essentials and the resources needed for future generations to thrive as the generations before us were able to.

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Simply comment “I’m In” below if ur on board to lobby for serious change no matter where u are, we can work out the next step to organise together.

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Grassroots “Recognise” Survey

Constitutional Recognition Survey – A poll by the people for the people.

After seeing another poll done recently with conflicting results, we had to even the playing field. Here we give people the opportunity to indicate interest for other possible directions besides Recognise as well.

We hope u will help by takin the 2 mins needed to fill this out. Ur opinion really matters.

Survey and information compiled by

Kaiyu Bayles

Respect always.

Survey Questions – https://thrivalinternational.com/2016/05/26/treaty-recognition-or-independence-even/

Recent poll by the ABC: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-20/vote-compass-indigenous-recognition/7428030
Important Information:

On 2 June 2015, the Aboriginal Medical Service of Western Sydney (AMSWS) broke the news on the ABC Latelineprogram that a key performance indicator of funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) was demonstrable support for Recognise.

A month later comes the news that all Federal funding is ceasing and the AMSWS will be forced to close its doors to the 11,000 patients to whom it provides healthcare.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/recognise-and-the-government-agenda,7904

Here is a quick summary of the cuts we know about so far:

* $42 million cut from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS);

* Cut to funding for Vibe Australia, the most recognised platform of empowerment for Indigenous Australians;

* $160 million cut from Indigenous health programs;

* $3.5 million cut to the Torres Strait Regional Authority;

* $15 million earmarked for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has been cancelled;

* $9.5 million cut to Indigenous language support.

On Friday, May 20, 2016 — ABC News 24 & iveiw gave broadcast to the Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution: Discussion Panel at the Darwin Entertainment Centre as part of the Garrmalang Festival.

It was revealed on this broadcast that $800 million was spent over 3 years on the Government Recognise campaign.
The Referendum Council admitted that once their report goes to parliamentary hands that they lose control over the wording and the Government will have all the control.

The Panel ignored First Nations people in the audience clearly indicating they do not want to be recognised.
Recognise Rejected: Historic Meeting Of 500 Black Leaders Unanimously Opposes Constitutional Recognition

https://newmatilda.com/2016/02/08/recognise-rejected-historic-meeting-500-black-leaders-unanimously-opposes-constitutional-recognition/

Stan Grant challenged at forum for supporting constitutional recognition of Indigenous people

http://lm.facebook.com/lsr.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2F2016-05-06%2Fstan-grant-challenged-at-forum-over-constitutional-recognition%2F7391832&ext=1464314760&hash=AclV7x8TYuSIc9r9dy0kHaEGkgpx0U-f1abmJhQ6Oe7hSA&_rdr

First Nations senate candidate exposes the con in Constitutional – https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61781

Why is the government pushing for Constitutional Reform?

The government can say that because the First Nations people voted for the changes in the referendum they have specifically voted to be controlled by the government.
The government wants more control over First Nations people, especially those living on ‘valuable mining land’

The government wants to extend its power to further dislocate and marginalise First Nations people who have not already assimilated

The invaders of these lands and the following governments have been aggressively trying to ‘breed out’ and/or assimilate First Nations people since the invasion in 1788, when they released there were more Aboriginal people on the continent than they first thought and they were people with established societies.

They have needed to eradicate the people to justify their terra nullius claim (unoccupied and free to colonise).
But how can they get away with it?

They have spent many millions dollars on the ‘Recognise’ campaign through advertising and other promotions, from the popular sports through to the arts.

They have employed well known assimilated Aboriginal ‘Leaders’ to actively promote their campaign and have added a further $15m in the 2016 Budget to press the ‘Yes’ vote in communities around the continent.

With over $100m already spent on the ‘Yes’ vote they have never allocated any money on people or organisations to put up a case for the ‘No’ vote or to explain the pitfalls.

The commercial channels (Fox, 7, 9, 10 groups of channels) are all funded and operated by big business interests and collect advertising revenue from ‘R’ Campaign, and are also regulated by the government.

The ABC and SBS (NITV) is funded and being bullied by the government.
Former PM Tony Abbott inferred that all Aboriginal government funded organisations must support ‘Recognise’ or their funding may be compromised. (blackmail)
There has been a media blackout on all mainstream media outlets to describe what rights Aboriginal people will get from Constitution Recognition or the disadvantages – this goes against the ‘democratic’ assumption of the Australian government system.
Who is the ‘Expert Panel’ on Constitutional ‘Reform’ who advise the government?

They are (un-elected) people especially selected and funded by the government to promote Constitutional Reform.

See: Proposed Constitutional Reforms are treasonous and Fraudulent
There were 40 government funded people at the June 2015 ‘Constitution Recognition’ meeting at Kirribilli (link is external) with the then PM and Leader of the Opposition.

image

New Referendum Council

On 7th December, 2015 the government appointed a new council to promote Constitutional Reform to work independently to the ‘Expert Council’ , including some of the front line people from the ‘Expert Panel’, which was named ‘The Referendum Council’. This council includes more non-Indigenous people than the ‘Expert Panel’. The non-Indigenous members are leading right-wing Lawyers and media experts..

The Referendum Council members list: Professor Patrick Dodson (co-chair) Resigned), Mark Leibler AC (co-chair), Stan Grant (tipped to become co-chair replacement), Pat Anderson AO, Professor Megan Davis, Andrew Demetriou, Murray Gleeson AC QC, Kristina Keneally, Mick Gooda, Tanya Hosch, Jane McAloon, Michael Rose, Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Noel Pearson, Amanda Vanstone, Dalassa Yorkston, Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM.

Please note: None of these people were voted for or appointed as spokespersons by the Aboriginal community.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=985343934905745&id=350355421701608

Bipartisan political support, I smell a rat!

Backed by the major Football codes, Cricket Australia and corporations including Qantas, Telstra, Westpac, KPMG, Lend Lease, Sodexo, Accor, Transfield, National Australia Bank, ­Commonwealth Bank Australia, Rio Tinto, Chevron & Woodside & look closer, #GenerationOne was founded by John Andrew Henry Forrest (aka.Twiggy). Under the guise of #Recognition they will legally continue to intervene.. steal country.. further generations, culture, language, heritage, and desecrate sacred sites and song-lines.. and now they attempt to steal #Sovereignty. A recognise vote for Constitutional change will only ever Recognise and protect the Govern$0LDment and vested interests of corporate sponsors. How long do we trust #HumanRights #justice to greedy thieves? How long do we allow the pain, #shame and #injustice Australia? What legacy will we leave for all of our children? #Resist #Revive #Reparation PLEASE SHARE & CLICK ON PICTURE TO CHECK THE COMMENTS

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1768321156727574&id=100006491211435&set=a.1797713017121721&comment_id=1922855657940789&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464318954744109&ref=m_notif

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1875937902632565&id=100006491211435&ref=m_notif&notif_t=feed_comment
Comment – Recognise has been set up by Twiggy Forrest and is supported by mining companies and Transfield..who runs the jails and concentration camps for LNP. It is a total scam and the end result will be a huge loss for Aboriginal people. One of the changes to the act will allow the government to make separate laws for Aboriginal people. Generally that is known as apartheid. Do not be sucked into this…most aboriginal people are against it.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152939462196406&id=700931405&comment_id=10153583504641406&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464319023977943&ref=m_notif
Aboriginal And Party Leaders To Discuss Recognise Campaign As Activists Call For More Radical Agenda

https://newmatilda.com/2015/06/15/aboriginal-and-party-leaders-discuss-recognise-campaign-activists-call-more-radical#sthash.G8Cq5LIz.dpuf

If you’re still not sure about the Recognise campaign…Take a look at the major sponsor – Transfield services!!!

#Recognise is a scam!! That’s the only thing we need to recognise!!!

https://m.facebook.com/ourcountryourchoice/photos/a.410524652421150.1073741830.388551467951802/548649951941952/?type=3&comment_id=710110992462513&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464318866415317&ref=m_notif
10 more reasons to vote no:
https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/13239219_709203899219889_3106873753686998601_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=823fbc88e64374dc4c95cebc503e637c&oe=57D13EF5
Watch videos to learn more or follow the link at the bottom.

Sovereignty and Recognition discussions -by Alice Haines videos 1 -3b
Recognise Rejected: Historic Meeting Of 500 Black Leaders Unanimously Opposes Constitutional RecognitiFirst Nations senate candidate exposes the con in Constitutional – https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61781
Slide show: https://www.facebook.com/VotenoToConstitutionalChange/posts/1053424741394669

Over 100 articles relating to Constitution Recognition:

Vote ‘NO’ To Constitutional Change
https://www.facebook.com/VotenoToConstitutionalChange/ (link is external)

‘Sovereign Union’ Constitutional Recognition: http://www.sovereignunion.mobi/search/node/Constitution%20recognition (link is external)

‘New Matilda’, Constitutional Recognition:
http://www.newmatilda.com/search/node/constitutional%20reform (link is external)

‘Red Flag’, Constitutional Recognition:
http://www.redflag.org.au/search/node/constitution%20recognition (link is external)
“On every occasion section 51 has been used, it’s been to harm the interests of Aboriginal people. It’s section 51 which was tested in the Hindmarsh Islands affair, and which affirmed the power of parliament to suspend the Racial Discrimination Act to specifically disadvantage Aboriginal people. This was done in Hindmarsh, in Wik, and in the introduction of the NT Intervention.” Chris Graham
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61781

Please do ur own research.
Compiled by Kaiyu Bayles

#RecogniseTheScam #Recognise is lies #VoteNoToConstitutionalChange #NoConsent
#VoteNo
#TreatyFirst

Why Should I Oppose Recognition?

Where did the idea of Constitutional Recognition for First Nations peoples come from?

In 1965 Prime Minister Robert Menzies noted in parliament that Aboriginal people are not Australian citizens and the government cannot legally control them. See the Hansard record of 1 April 1965.
In 2007, Prime Minister John Howard, announced that if he was re-elected, he will put a referendum to the Australian people to formally recognise Indigenous Australians in the Constitution. ABC Report (link is external) 11 October 2007
John Howard’s statement was made during the same period of government when he was opposing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, opposing a Treaty and following the introduction of the Northern Territory Intervention and the shutting down of ATSIC.
Why is the government pushing for Constitutional Reform?

The government can say that because the First Nations people voted for the changes in the referendum they have specifically voted to be controlled by the government.
The government wants more control over First Nations people, especially those living on ‘valuable mining land’

The government wants to extend its power to further dislocate and marginalise First Nations people who have not already assimilated

The invaders of these lands and the following governments have been aggressively trying to ‘breed out’ and/or assimilate First Nations people since the invasion in 1788, when they released there were more Aboriginal people on the continent than they first thought and they were people with established societies.

They have needed to eradicate the people to justify their terra nullius claim (unoccupied and free to colonise).
But how can they get away with it?

They have spent many millions dollars on the ‘Recognise’ campaign through advertising and other promotions, from the popular sports through to the arts.

They have employed well known assimilated Aboriginal ‘Leaders’ to actively promote their campaign and have added a further $15m in the 2016 Budget to press the ‘Yes’ vote in communities around the continent.

With over $100m already spent on the ‘Yes’ vote they have never allocated any money on people or organisations to put up a case for the ‘No’ vote or to explain the pitfalls.

The commercial channels (Fox, 7, 9, 10 groups of channels) are all funded and operated by big business interests and collect advertising revenue from ‘R’ Campaign, and are also regulated by the government.

The ABC and SBS (NITV) is funded and being bullied by the government
Former PM Tony Abbott inferred that all Aboriginal government funded organisations must support ‘Recognise’ or their funding may be compromised. (blackmail)
There has been a media blackout on all mainstream media outlets to describe what rights Aboriginal people will get from Constitution Recognition or the disadvantages – this goes against the ‘democratic’ assumption of the Australian government system.
Who is the ‘Expert Panel’ on Constitutional ‘Reform’ who advise the government?
They are (un-elected) people especially selected and funded by the government to promote Constitutional Reform.

See: Proposed Constitutional Reforms are treasonous and Fraudulent
There were 40 government funded people at the June 2015 ‘Constitution Recognition’ meeting at Kirribilli (link is external) with the then PM and Leader of the Opposition.
New Referendum Council

On 7th December, 2015 the government appointed a new council to promote Constitutional Reform to work independently to the ‘Expert Council’ , including some of the front line people from the ‘Expert Panel’, which was named ‘The Referendum Council’. This council includes more non-Indigenous people than the ‘Expert Panel’. The non-Indigenous members are leading right-wing Lawyers and media experts..

The Referendum Council members list: Professor Patrick Dodson (co-chair) Resigned), Mark Leibler AC (co-chair), Stan Grant (tipped to become co-chair replacement), Pat Anderson AO, Professor Megan Davis, Andrew Demetriou, Murray Gleeson AC QC, Kristina Keneally, Mick Gooda, Tanya Hosch, Jane McAloon, Michael Rose, Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Noel Pearson, Amanda Vanstone, Dalassa Yorkston, Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM. Please note: None of these people were voted for or appointed as spokespersons by the Aboriginal community. Referendum Council members images (link is external)

See: An overview by Ghillar Michael Anderson and Referendum Council Announcement – PM Media Release (link is external)

Why should I oppose it?

Because the government wants to name First Nations people in the constitution so they have more power over them.
It will allow the government to discriminate on the basis of race.
It fails the test of compliance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf (link is external)
It gives the government the power to pass legislation like the ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ against the First Nations people in all the states

‘Sovereignty was never ceded’ – this legislation will make it much harder for people to assert their sovereign rights – in other words. it will kill any chance of workable and grass roots self-determination

The vote will give non-Indigenous people the power to make the decision on ‘Recognition’ (This is because they have 97% of the vote.

image

The Australian CONstitution purely is used for the sole intent of maintaining power.
Professor G. Clements (an eminent UK QC and emeritus Professor in law at Cambridge). He summed up the situation thus,

“The continued usage of the Australian Constitution Act (UK) by the Australian Governments and the judiciary is a confidence trick of monstrous proportions played upon the Australian people with the intent of maintaining power. It remains an Act of the United Kingdom. After joining the League of Nations in 1919 Australia became a sovereign nation. It had no further legal power to use, alter or otherwise tamper with another nation’s legislation. Authority over the Australian Constitution Act lies not with the Australian government nor with the Australian people, it rests solely with the UK. Only they have the authority to repeal this legislation …”
http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/aust_govt.htm

On 2 June 2015, the Aboriginal Medical Service of Western Sydney (AMSWS) broke the news on the ABC Latelineprogram that a key performance indicator of funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) was demonstrable support for Recognise.
A month later comes the news that all Federal funding is ceasing and the AMSWS will be forced to close its doors to the 11,000 patients to whom it provides healthcare.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/recognise-and-the-government-agenda,7904

Here is a quick summary of the cuts we know about so far:
* $42 million cut from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS);
* Cut to funding for Vibe Australia, the most recognised platform of empowerment for Indigenous Australians;
* $160 million cut from Indigenous health programs;
* $3.5 million cut to the Torres Strait Regional Authority;
* $15 million earmarked for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has been cancelled;
* $9.5 million cut to Indigenous language support.

On Friday, May 20, 2016 — ABC News 24 & iveiw gave broadcast to the Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution: Discussion Panel at the Darwin Entertainment Centre as part of the Garrmalang Festival.

It was revealed on this broadcast that $800 million was spent over 3 years on the Government Recognise campaign.

The Referendum Council admitted that once their report goes to parliamentary hands that they lose control over the wording and the Government will have all the control.

The Panel ignored First Nations people in the audience clearly indicating they do not want to be recognised.
Meanwhile the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 section 11(4) stipulates that the government can ONLY spend public funds on printing 2000 word pamplets for mass mail out to the people. Go figure?

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984, Section 11 (4) https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013C00200

Source of $160mil proposed:
http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2016/05/20/black-eye-election-2016-government-spend-over-100m-recognition-referendum

#SovereignTreatyFirst #NoConsent
https://m.facebook.com/462375460579445/photos/a.462392323911092.1073741827.462375460579445/664780900338899/?type=3
Long list of Recognise Campaign Sponsors

Bipartisan political support, I smell a rat!

Backed by the major Football codes, Cricket Australia and corporations including Qantas, Telstra, Westpac, KPMG, Lend Lease, Sodexo, Accor, Transfield, National Australia Bank, ­Commonwealth Bank Australia, Rio Tinto, Chevron & Woodside & look closer, #GenerationOne was founded by John Andrew Henry Forrest (aka.Twiggy). Under the guise of #Recognition they will legally continue to intervene.. steal country.. further generations, culture, language, heritage, and desecrate sacred sites and song-lines.. and now they attempt to steal #Sovereignty. A recognise vote for Constitutional change will only ever Recognise and protect the Government and vested interests of corporate sponsors. How long do we trust #HumanRights #justice to greedy thieves? How long do we allow the pain, #shame and #injustice Australia? What legacy will we leave for all of our children? #Resist #Revive #Reparation PLEASE SHARE & CLICK ON PICTURE TO CHECK THE COMMENTS

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1768321156727574&id=100006491211435&set=a.1797713017121721&comment_id=1922855657940789&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464318954744109&ref=m_notif

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1875937902632565&id=100006491211435&ref=m_notif&notif_t=feed_comment
Comment – Recognise has been set up by Twiggy Forrest and is supported by mining companies and Transfield..who runs the jails and concentration camps for LNP. It is a total scam and the end result will be a huge loss for Aboriginal people. One of the changes to the act will allow the government to make separate laws for Aboriginal people. Generally that is known as apartheid. Do not be sucked into this…most aboriginal people are against it.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152939462196406&id=700931405&comment_id=10153583504641406&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464319023977943&ref=m_notif
Aboriginal And Party Leaders To Discuss Recognise Campaign As Activists Call For More Radical Agenda

https://newmatilda.com/2015/06/15/aboriginal-and-party-leaders-discuss-recognise-campaign-activists-call-more-radical#sthash.G8Cq5LIz.dpuf

If you’re still not sure about the Recognise campaign…Take a look at the major sponsor – Transfield services!!!

#Recognise is a scam!! That’s the only thing we need to recognise!!!

https://m.facebook.com/ourcountryourchoice/photos/a.410524652421150.1073741830.388551467951802/548649951941952/?type=3&comment_id=710110992462513&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464318866415317&ref=m_notif

Sovereignty and Recognition discussions -by Alice Haines videos 1 -3b
#RecogniseTheScam #Recognise is lies #VoteNoToConstitutionalChange #NoConsent
#VoteNo
#TreatyFirst

Follow links for some of the many other issues for First Nations people (below).
Related articles:
Over 100 articles relating to Constitution Recognition:
http://www.sovereignunion.mobi/search/node/Constitution%20recognition (link is external)

‘New Matilda’, Constitutional Recognition:
http://www.newmatilda.com/search/node/constitutional%20reform (link is external)

‘Red Flag’, Constitutional Recognition:
http://www.redflag.org.au/search/node/constitution%20recognition (link is external)

For more reasons why the ‘Recognise’ campaign is treacherous for First Nations people – Go to: Facebook: Vote ‘NO’ To Constitutional Change (link is external

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=985343934905745&id=350355421701608

A message to all “Recognise” believers

Recognise believers: it wouldn’t hurt to sit with a Blackfulla who knows about this stuff before donning an R shirt and spruking the ideas and priorities of government.

At least do some research of your own.

$800 million spent on the CONstitutional reforms “Recognise” campaign.

Where did the idea of Constitutional Recognition for First Nations peoples come from?

In 1965 Prime Minister Robert Menzies noted in parliament that Aboriginal people are not Australian citizens and the government cannot legally control them.

Since when has the gov ever done anything for us? Anyways please think of how our kids mite suffer from something we were silly enough to believe.

We know the agenda is for the ‘Recognise’ campaign to coerce First Nations into accepting being included in the colonial Australian Constitution which is still an Act of the British parliament.

1967 Referendum is deceitful like the coming Referendum.
“On every occasion section 51 has been used, it’s been to harm the interests of Aboriginal people. It’s section 51 which was tested in the Hindmarsh Islands affair, and which affirmed the power of parliament to suspend the Racial Discrimination Act to specifically disadvantage Aboriginal people. This was done in Hindmarsh, in Wik, and in the introduction of the NT Intervention.” Chris Graham
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61781
Please do ur own research.
On 2 June 2015, the Aboriginal Medical Service of Western Sydney (AMSWS) broke the news on the ABC Latelineprogram that a key performance indicator of funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) was demonstrable support for Recognise.
A month later comes the news that all Federal funding is ceasing and the AMSWS will be forced to close its doors to the 11,000 patients to whom it provides healthcare.

Coincidence? I don’t think so.
https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/recognise-and-the-government-agenda,7904

Here is a quick summary of the cuts we know about so far:
* $42 million cut from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS);
* Cut to funding for Vibe Australia, the most recognised platform of empowerment for Indigenous Australians;
* $160 million cut from Indigenous health programs;
* $3.5 million cut to the Torres Strait Regional Authority;
* $15 million earmarked for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has been cancelled;
* $9.5 million cut to Indigenous language support.

On Friday, May 20, 2016 — ABC News 24 & iveiw gave broadcast to the Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution: Discussion Panel at the Darwin Entertainment Centre as part of the Garrmalang Festival.

It was revealed on this broadcast that $800 million was spent over 3 years on the Government Recognise campaign
Meanwhile the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 section 11(4) stipulates that the government can ONLY spend public funds on printing 2000 word pamplets for mass mail out to the people. Go figure?

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984, Section 11 (4) https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013C00200

Source of $160mil proposed:
http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2016/05/20/black-eye-election-2016-government-spend-over-100m-recognition-referendum
#SovereignTreatyFirst #NoConsent
https://m.facebook.com/462375460579445/photos/a.462392323911092.1073741827.462375460579445/664780900338899/?type=3
Slide show: https://www.facebook.com/VotenoToConstitutionalChange/posts/1053424741394669

10 more reasons to vote no:
https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/13239219_709203899219889_3106873753686998601_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=823fbc88e64374dc4c95cebc503e637c&oe=57D13EF5
Watch videos to learn more or follow the link at the bottom.


Please take the time to fill in our quick survey:

Treaty, Recognition or Independence even??
Over 100 articles relating to Constitution Recognition:

Vote ‘NO’ To Constitutional Change

http://www.sovereignunion.mobi/search/node/Constitution%20recognition (link is external)
‘New Matilda’, Constitutional Recognition:
http://www.newmatilda.com/search/node/constitutional%20reform (link is external)
‘Red Flag’, Constitutional Recognition:
http://www.redflag.org.au/search/node/constitution%20recognition (link is external)

1967 Referendum is deceitful like the coming Referendum

$800 million spent on the CONstitutional reforms “Recognise” campaign.

ALL CONTRACTS POST 1788 ARE DEEMED NULL IN VOID AS THERE HAS BEEN NO FREE, INFORMED OR PRIOR CONSENT GIVEN. LEGAL CONTRACTS ARE WRITTEN IN CODE AND WE DON’T READ CODE!!!!

The Australian CONstitution purely is used for the sole intent of maintaining power.
Professor G. Clements (an eminent UK QC and emeritus Professor in law at Cambridge). He summed up the situation thus,

“The continued usage of the Australian Constitution Act (UK) by the Australian Governments and the judiciary is a confidence trick of monstrous proportions played upon the Australian people with the intent of maintaining power. It remains an Act of the United Kingdom. After joining the League of Nations in 1919 Australia became a sovereign nation. It had no further legal power to use, alter or otherwise tamper with another nation’s legislation. Authority over the Australian Constitution Act lies not with the Australian government nor with the Australian people, it rests solely with the UK. Only they have the authority to repeal this legislation …”
http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/aust_govt.htm
The Con of Constitutional Reform continues in the upcoming referendum – No-one knows what they are voting for, because the government hasn’t even finalised the wording of the document yet – people will get the name ‘Aboriginal’ or ‘Indigenous’ in the preamble of the constitution, but no-one knows what else?

A Brisbane demonstration in support of the 1967 referendum. (The Australian)

In March 2009 The Australian Government was “found guilty by a United Nations Body of practicing racial discrimination against its own citizens.” (http://www.eniar.org/humanrights.html
The capacity for the Australian Government to conduct the racial discrimination act in question was made possible by the ‘Yes’ vote in the 1967 referendum in which all Australians were deceived.

1967 Referendum
In 1967 Good will Australian Citizens thought they were voting ‘Yes’ for ‘Aborigines’ for the right to vote. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people already had the right to vote after Legislative changes in 1962.
Quote:
* “The 1967 referendum did not give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples the right to vote. This right had been legislated for Commonwealth elections in 1962, with the last State to provide Indigenous enfranchisement being Queensland in 1965.” (The 1967 referendum – Fact sheet 150 : National Archives of Australia)

What really was the 1967 Referendum?
* Inclusion of ‘Aborigines’ in the Census
* Commonwealth Government could make independent laws for Aboriginal People (see http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/referendum-196…(link is external)
What impact has the 1967 Referendum had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia?

The Impact has been lethal for our people’s rights. Northern Territory Intervention was supposedly put in place to prevent child abuse yet youth suicide has doubled since its enforcement. Pedophile rings remain rampant in Northern Territory headed by Non Indigenous people. Mining Royalties in the Northern Territory were seized by Jenny Macklin’s office and devied out as a ‘basics card’. In order to receive the payment allegations is those Aboriginal People have to ‘work’ for the ‘dole’ which in effect is slavery and robbery of Royalties.

1967 Referendum is deceitful as like the coming Referendum

Australians Public were deceived in the 1967 Referendum and are being deceived again on the coming Referendum. A ‘Yes’ vote will surrender Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal ‘Sovereign’ Stance as first Nations and amalgamate on to Australian Government ‘Colonial’ Sovereign Stance which has still never proven its Legal Jurisdiction.
* The impact of amalgamation is losing the chance of a ‘Sovereign Treaty’ for this generation and future generations.
* The Australian Government can still enforce Laws that Breach International Human Rights that are target specific for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australian Government and Mining Companies in Particular benefit from a ‘yes’ vote
The Australian Government have easier access to Mining Royalties outside the Northern Territory that should normally belong to the original ‘Land Owners’ (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have no extra benefit from a ‘yes’ vote

Our people actually lose all land ownership aquistition rights under Australian Constitutional Law.
We have no “Land Rights” yet thanks to the deceit of the 1967 Referendum the Australian Government can continue to make laws such as ‘Interventions’ to control, manipulate and even wipe us out all under their ‘Australian Constitution’ which holds no law against Genocide.

“Australia is now recognised as the only country in the world with a Constitution which permits racially discriminatory laws” (Chair of Oxfam Ms Hedy D’Ancona, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October 2000).
Please complete this short poll asking about your thoughts on the future direction of First People:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRSVMDL

Race power

S.51(xxvi) is the problem. Australia is the only nation in the world with a Constitution that discriminates against people on the basis of their race. This Races power (S.51(xxvi) says that the Parliament has the power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government with respect to the people of any race for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws. That power was extended to INCLUDE Aboriginal people at the 1967 Referendum. The problem is that the wording of S.51(xxvi) means that the laws can be made for good or ill, depending on your point of view of what ‘good’ means. Howard said ‘good’ meant the startup of the NT Intervention (and he had to suspend the Racial Discrimination Act to do that). Some Aboriginal and some white people thought the Intervention was not ‘good’. But this S.51(xxvi) has been used by the federal parliament to make laws that benefit Aboriginal people – like recognising native title, protecting sacred sites and for making direct federal payments in areas such as Indigenous education, employment and housing. If you just got rid of S.51(xxvi) you would lose those good things. Another good thing that would be lost is your ability to work towards a Treaty with the govt. because that is linked to S.51(xxvi) in the sense that it gives the federal parliament the ability to make national laws for Aboriginal people. So S.51(xxvi) needs to be reworded to save all the good things, but to make sure it can’t be used to discriminate against you. This is what the legal debate is all about, and I believe Noel Pearson is trying to hang onto the good powers and make sure the bad powers are done away with.

If u believed being recognised in the constitution was a good thing, don’t feel bad for hoping the government were finally doing something for the food of our people. Truth is though, the crown has never acted honourably wen dealing with the tribes. The government has never done anything in good faith to benefit our mob, so why would this be any different.

ALL CONTRACTS POST 1788 ARE DEEMED NULL IN VOID AS THERE HAS BEEN NO FREE, INFORMED OR PRIOR CONSENT GIVEN. LEGAL CONTRACTS ARE WRITTEN IN CODE AND WE DON’T READ CODE!!!!

A petition was received by the Queen in October 2014 with over 1600 signatures, that took 80 years to deliver. In that time nothing has changed to the point the message is still the same:
The petition states Aboriginal Australians had been robbed of their land and legal status by the Australian government.
With the backing of more than 1800 signatures, it warned of “the extinction of the Aboriginal race” if the injustice was not addressed.

There are no short cuts, we can’t treaty with the government because they are not sovereigns. This is another trick they are trying. Our youth suicide rates are the highest in the world, the least we can do is make sure what we do today is for the betterment of our children’s futures. If your interested in learning more, please see the list of links on the website.

We request past hurts be recognised first and foremost as in a truth and justice process, avenues towards independence be explored and healing initiatives in place for future generations.

Oh n it wouldn’t hurt sitting with a Blackfulla who knows about this stuff before donning a shirt and spruking the ideas and priorities of government.

On 2 June 2015, the Aboriginal Medical Service of Western Sydney (AMSWS) broke the news on the ABC Latelineprogram that a key performance indicator of funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) was demonstrable support for Recognise.
A month later comes the news that all Federal funding is ceasing and the AMSWS will be forced to close its doors to the 11,000 patients to whom it provides healthcare.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/recognise-and-the-government-agenda,7904

Here is a quick summary of the cuts we know about so far:
* $42 million cut from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS);
* Cut to funding for Vibe Australia, the most recognised platform of empowerment for Indigenous Australians;
* $160 million cut from Indigenous health programs;
* $3.5 million cut to the Torres Strait Regional Authority;
* $15 million earmarked for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has been cancelled;
* $9.5 million cut to Indigenous language support.

On Friday, May 20, 2016 — ABC News 24 & iveiw gave broadcast to the Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution: Discussion Panel at the Darwin Entertainment Centre as part of the Garrmalang Festival.

It was revealed on this broadcast that $800 million was spent over 3 years on the Government Recognise campaign.

The Referendum Council admitted that once their report goes to parliamentary hands that they lose control over the wording and the Government will have all the control.

The Panel ignored First Nations people in the audience clearly indicating they do not want to be recognised.
Meanwhile the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 section 11(4) stipulates that the government can ONLY spend public funds on printing 2000 word pamplets for mass mail out to the people. Go figure?

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984, Section 11 (4) https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013C00200

Source of $160mil proposed:
http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2016/05/20/black-eye-election-2016-government-spend-over-100m-recognition-referendum

#SovereignTreatyFirst #NoConsent
https://m.facebook.com/462375460579445/photos/a.462392323911092.1073741827.462375460579445/664780900338899/?type=3
Long list of Recognise Campaign Sponsors

Bipartisan political support, I smell a rat!

Backed by the major Football codes, Cricket Australia and corporations including Qantas, Telstra, Westpac, KPMG, Lend Lease, Sodexo, Accor, Transfield, National Australia Bank, ­Commonwealth Bank Australia, Rio Tinto, Chevron & Woodside & look closer, #GenerationOne was founded by John Andrew Henry Forrest (aka.Twiggy). Under the guise of #Recognition they will legally continue to intervene.. steal country.. further generations, culture, language, heritage, and desecrate sacred sites and song-lines.. and now they attempt to steal #Sovereignty. A recognise vote for Constitutional change will only ever Recognise and protect the Government and vested interests of corporate sponsors. How long do we trust #HumanRights #justice to greedy thieves? How long do we allow the pain, #shame and #injustice Australia? What legacy will we leave for all of our children? #Resist #Revive #Reparation PLEASE SHARE & CLICK ON PICTURE TO CHECK THE COMMENTS

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1875937902632565&id=100006491211435&ref=m_notif&notif_t=feed_comment
Comment – Recognise has been set up by Twiggy Forrest and is supported by mining companies and Transfield..who runs the jails and concentration camps for LNP. It is a total scam and the end result will be a huge loss for Aboriginal people. One of the changes to the act will allow the government to make separate laws for Aboriginal people. Generally that is known as apartheid. Do not be sucked into this…most aboriginal people are against it.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152939462196406&id=700931405&comment_id=10153583504641406&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464319023977943&ref=m_notif
Aboriginal And Party Leaders To Discuss Recognise Campaign As Activists Call For More Radical Agenda

https://newmatilda.com/2015/06/15/aboriginal-and-party-leaders-discuss-recognise-campaign-activists-call-more-radical#sthash.G8Cq5LIz.dpuf

If you’re still not sure about the Recognise campaign…Take a look at the major sponsor – Transfield services!!!

#Recognise is a scam!! That’s the only thing we need to recognise!!!

https://m.facebook.com/ourcountryourchoice/photos/a.410524652421150.1073741830.388551467951802/548649951941952/?type=3&comment_id=710110992462513&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1464318866415317&ref=m_notif

#RecogniseTheScam #Recognise is lies #VoteNoToConstitutionalChange #NoConsent
#VoteNo
#TreatyFirst

10 more reasons to vote no:
https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/13239219_709203899219889_3106873753686998601_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=823fbc88e64374dc4c95cebc503e637c&oe=57D13EF5
Watch videos to learn more or follow the link at the bottom.

Sovereignty and Recognition discussions -by Alice Haines videos 1 -3b


Recognise Rejected: Historic Meeting Of 500 Black Leaders Unanimously Opposes Constitutional Recognition

https://newmatilda.com/2016/02/08/recognise-rejected-historic-meeting-500-black-leaders-unanimously-opposes-constitutional-recognition/

First Nations senate candidate exposes the con in Constitutional – https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61781
Slide show: https://www.facebook.com/VotenoToConstitutionalChange/posts/1053424741394669

Further reading:
http://m.sovereignty.webnode.com/
https://www.facebook.com/VotenoToConstitutionalChange/
“On every occasion section 51 has been used, it’s been to harm the interests of Aboriginal people. It’s section 51 which was tested in the Hindmarsh Islands affair, and which affirmed the power of parliament to suspend the Racial Discrimination Act to specifically disadvantage Aboriginal people. This was done in Hindmarsh, in Wik, and in the introduction of the NT Intervention.” Chris Graham
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61781
Please do ur own research.
Compiled by Kaiyu Bayles

200 Aboriginal Communities at threat of forced Closure

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia

http://www.sosblakaustralia.com | http://www.facebook.com/sosblakaustralia | Twitter: @sosblakaust

Official Hashtags: #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA #NOconsent #Lifestylechoice

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia

Kimberley Aboriginal communities have declared a GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION to stop the forced closure of Aboriginal communities within Western Australia amidst the growing campaign by State and Federal Governments to withdraw their support and remove Aboriginal people from their traditional homelands.

 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has whipped up a great amount of fear, anxiety and doubt amongst the already marginalised First peoples of this nation when he said that “What we can’t do, is endlessly subsidise choices, if those lifestyle choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have”.

Abbott’s statement was in support of the declarations made by Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett in a press statement released 12 November 2014, suggesting that the State could no longer support 150 Aboriginal Communities, flagging the prospective removal by the end of 2015.

 

The cost of closing remote communities is greater than tackling issues, so instead let’s tackle the issues.

“Mass Protests planned across the Country”

Grand Theft Australia – Class Actions
3 Pronged Spear tactics

Legals – Ideas 2 keep a flow in the movement – Plan 4 Self Sustainable Communities

1. Help with Complaints to the Human Rights Commission:

Calling for volunteers to help with forms in affected communities.

There is a racial discrimination commissioner, who should already be involved but apparently they need to receive a complaint before they can do anything

There is state and federal discrimination, and there are little outs in all the laws so need to try and hit the right nail on the head first go, so a call for as much info and personal statements of events you can give us, will go along way.

To get copies of the complaints form and a reply paid envelope pls contact us at the Ancestral Strategic Alliance on FB.

Supporters can send complaints too! Email your issues with the communities at threat here: newcomplaints@humanrights.gov.au if u need help, sing out!!!!!

2. Planning for self sustainability

We are seeking expressions of interest from appropriately qualified supporters willing to assist in providing sustainability to the affected communities. Looks like we need electricians, plumbers, carpenters, resources and supplies etc

Just as research shows we are happier and healthier on country, speaking language, living in community.

Occupy any of your vacant land, this is our right.

For those with skills or resources to offer, please get on board as we begin project rebuild in a community that was closed down last year.

Right now we are trying to survey our mob about the needs of each community, some are without water and power since the government shut it off and bulldozed homes without any formal notice or consent.

We are calling on volunteers and contributions needed to rebuild a small self sustainable community using low impact methods to build ie sand bag, earthship and simple sheds etc.

If you can help in any, we are wanting to set up funding page for people to contribute directly to the project. Once we establish the best way to make it happen we will advertise.

For now please post details of communities u are aware of that have had their water, power cut or have bn forced to leave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ef-P8hgQI

“Unviable.” That’s a term used by the WA government in recent weeks to justify closing up to 150 more remote Aboriginal communities. But as I have seen first-hand, there is nothing more “unviable” for Aboriginal people than to be forcibly evicted from their traditional lands and assimilated into white townships.

The eviction of the residents had the opposite effect. Many residents were left homeless and either camped or stayed with relatives throughout the Kimberley region. Three years later some residents are still homeless or not appropriately housed.

The children suffered the most from the eviction. On our visit we were told that most of the children from Oombulgurri who now live in Wyndham do not go to school.

Many others have been removed by the department of child protection.

We are witnessing Genocide. Evidence has been out for 4 years proving we are better off on country and still our traditional way of life is being smashed apart to further explore mining interest.

Speaking an Indigenous language linked to youth wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in remote areas who speak an Indigenous language are less likely to experience risk factors associated with poor wellbeing, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The report found that in 2008, almost half (47%) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (aged 15–24 years) in remote areas spoke an Indigenous language. These young people were less likely to engage in high risk alcohol consumption and illicit substance use, than those who did not speak an Indigenous language. They were also less likely to report being a victim of physical violence.

However, the report also showed that there has been a decline in the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth who can speak an Indigenous language. In 2008, 13% of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth could speak an Indigenous language, down from 18% in 2002.

If we all just do wat we can, we could just be amazed at wat we can achieve. If all u can do is share that’s great and if u can get involved thats great to and we look forward to hearing from you smile emoticon

We need help now

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Old people having water and power cut and getting removed from their home with no letter to warn them.
Injustice for 1 is injustice for all!!!

We R 1MOB – we bleed together. This is war on our entire race, our way of life and the future of our people.

This is illegal and being condemned by the international communities.

The whole government is illegal, their policy, their law and we do not give free, informed and prior consent.

Wat will it take to stand up to this racist country? We have alot of supporters and can make change. But we the people must cry out at the site of injustice or our children have no future in this country other than to be bread out.

Please fight for our old ways, pick up the baton and run with it for ur kids, ur family, ur brothers and sisters, nan and pops, aunties and uncles and the kids to come.

They are threatening to bring the army if we stop them from moving mob. This is all for mining. Please u mob we gotta come together, u dont got to be no leader… if u got arms and legs or any means to resist – ur people need u now.
Look at the picture, evil continues while good people do nothing.

The time is now to take our final stand.

Please share the post:

*************** Marianne L Skeen’s Post *****************
Share this please..

My mother had her power cut & water turned off Then was relocated to town last year against her wishes,!!.. Mardiwa loop, Halls Creek, WA

With: Marianne L Skeen Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove

if you know of any other affected communities please list them here

3. Hardcore to personal protests
A suggested supporter action plan

Bn keeping my ear to the ground, listening to our deadly mob and supporter talk about plans. This is wat i gathered up.

There is a humanitarian crisis happening on your doorstep. You do not have to save the world or donate money. You can:
1. Do something LOW LEVEL. Like a couple of pages. Like a few pictures just to show that you have seen what is happening and to show that you care. You are busy but you DO care. This means so much to people who are really out there struggling on their own. Every like or every word of support really touches people’s hearts on a personal level.

2. Do something MEDIUM LEVEL. Find some Aboriginal pages. Post them on your facebook, add a personal message of how you feel about his situation.

3. Do something HIGH LEVEL. Do your own protest, or join a protest against this situation (Be sure to get a copy of the cultural protocols before planing). I am joining a protest in London this week. I am proud to join a protest which supports the rights that were died for in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

4. Go HARDCORE: Write to your media outlets and ask them about why they didn’t publicise the recent protests for Aboriginal people. Write to your politicians and tell them that what the a re doing is unacceptable, tell them that you will not vote for them if they continue with this attack on Aboriginal people.

5. BE HUMAN: Let people know how beautiful Aboriginal culture is. Do some research and have a 10 minute conversation about what you have learned on your lunchbreak.

Time to stand up and be counted. The world’s media is starting to shine the light on this situation. Please don’t be that PERSON who stood in the shadows. Just like ONE post on ONE page. That will be enough to show that you care. C’mon Australia. Racism went out of fashion in the 1960s. People got beaten up and died for this cause.
Please do one of the above, to support Aboriginal people. That will be enough. But please do SOMETHING.
Many of my friends are immigrants or GAY. So please let’s not pull the ladder up after us… EH???
(Time to RAMP IT UP…. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED OR UNFRIEND ME PLS) Franka Pavlova (minus swearin lol)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ancestral-Strategic-Alliance-Australia/748003495318475?fref=ts

If you are a member of a Union, I suggest you call them tomorrow and start agitating them to DO SOMETHING. If you’re a worker, whatever you do, and if you’re a member of these structures that say they represent YOU, hold them to that word. Start using this dormant power within the system to stop these atrocities. They’ve spent decades deceiving us into believing we are powerless here, we are much more powerful than they would have us believe, on every level, but we will never find out until we start kicking. So humbug your Union, start to organise in your workplace.

– Vivian Malo

“Just a Thought On Da Run…Given The Media Are Clearly Under The Instructions Of The Rich n Powerful…To Ignore And Give No Oxygen To Convey The Aboriginal Voice…The Story and Messages Relating To The Marches…And All Other Initiatives To Stop The Forced Closure Of Spirit Homelands…Perhaps a Destination of a future March Should Be To One of The Media,s Head Offices n Studios In Melbourne…I know ABC,s major setup is in Southbank…haven’t looked up wer grubby ch 7 or 9 or 10 is…We can hit them live while on air…We go to the medias Home…not wait for them to be dispatched to us…We Protest Outside Their Doors…Lets take da message rite to their Doorstep…In a passionate n peaceful way…They gunna ignore us then…????..Just a thought –
Neville Austin

Im thinking 1 weekend media next weekend churches the next weekend mps n bring letters each time or drawings etc and ask artist to perform. black street theatre stunts would b awesome right now. As well as wat Vivian suggested on her post to use the unions if ur a member. Have sent Vivian a PM too. Hope to see something happening – at very least everyone should turn off the murdoch box – especially pay tv. hit em in the pocket. Divest and make sure your bank does not contribute in anyway to unethical practices ie mining etc.

Break Free Kit: letter templates and contact details here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0yLe1tSr5AUfmN2ZFl6R0FtOVJoeUt5aFFDZHRtRmtiOU0xeHhxcHpUYVR5azZBRW83NGc&authuser=0
id=0B0yLe1tSr5AUflg4SnBDSXBBUnVtVDNILUZ6aERZTUlsZXdySzlicjdlNzlKX3I4T0x2a1E&usp=sharing

Pathway to Reclaim What’s Rightfully Ours – This needs supporting people!

Kits for Individuals – letter template to the queen, templates to send to all mp’s, pm and GG to put a spanner in the works, a know ur rights document, instructions on how to invoice for repatriations with a template, videos, fliers and the proclamations for both white and black to be signed.

We can do a Sovereignty walk as public declarations of Sovereignty hold alot of weight and will be a good tool to educate en mass.

Have letters sent from all communities calling for contributions to affirm their rights, aspirations and calls for justice in any way they wish to document them. writing, painting, video, audio etc.

National Meet up to finalise national strategy to become free of the British and biggest celebration we ever saw after we hand in document (which could also demand demand the GG be replaced with a tribal council of elders/ a group the people nominate or are the final say on all Sovereignty matters, as added protection) and lodge a class action case to make sure we are not ignored.

Come Join the yarn about this and all other strategies being yarned about:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ancestral-Strategic-Alliance-Australia/748003495318475?ref=ts&fref=ts

Signing onto this campaign means that you have taken the first step in helping to create real change around this issue.

Successful campaigns rely upon their ability gain the support of as many people as possible – the more people that are behind an issue, the more likely it is that decision makers will actually stop and pay attention. Please support our effort to get this happening by August 2015. We have organised mass gatherings and can provide food, tent accommodation, entertainment and workshops with the money raised.

The food will cost $6000

The hire of equipment will cost $12000

Travel assistance for elders, entertainers and large groups $20,000

Legal costs and workshops $4000

Port a loo’s n showers $5000

Kids activities, banner material, historical display of our resistance and emergency cash $3000

This is where you come in.

It’s simple. Can you spread the word about this campaign by sharing it with your friends and family on social media?

We are seeking expressions of interests from volunteers to get involved at different levels, from printing letters, to organising and helping out on the ground with events and sharing the message.

Break Free Kit:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0yLe1tSr5AUflg4SnBDSXBBUnVtVDNILUZ6aERZTUlsZXdySzlicjdlNzlKX3I4T0x2a1E&usp=sharing

https://ozcrowd.com/campaigns/grand-theft-australia-class-action/#.VReFbPmUeSo

Please copy and paste when sharing 🙂

By Kaiyu Bayles – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Theft-Australia-Class-Action/901150616596301?fref=ts

Ancestral Strategic Alliance – Australia

Too Deadly all u mob!!!!

Thank you to all the mob protesting in the streets and online, the day is about to get interesting, may our old people guide, protect and open doors to freedom for all.

No consent

Updates from Nation Wide Protest to Stop The Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities

Canberra
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Canberra

Lismore

Lismore

Launceston

Launceston

There has been a huge amount of support shown on https://www.facebook.com/sosblakaustralia?fref=ts

Stay tuned

Grass Roots Law, Justice and Freedom – National alliance information.

“…See the impact of colonialism has been huge…we Aboriginal people are spiritual people and we are still recovering because of colonialism… There’s not a lot of understanding about that on the part of white Australia because they have this misguided belief that colonialism doesn’t affect them. Of course it does! It’s made them into the people they are today, which means they cannot hear what Aboriginal people are telling them… Many are trying to run away from their own history… As they get older and more mature [chuckles], hopefully they’ll have a better understanding… You see, that mouth of the snake… our people are in pathological grieving. Our people have retreated into the belly of the snake… it’s our consolidation of our Aboriginality, a renewing of our identity. Only recently have we begun emerging from the mouth of the snake with renewal and consolidation of who we are…” Lilla Watson Birri Gubba, Gungulu Elder Brisbane Qld.

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Lilla Watson

A Renewed direction – Cultural revival and survival

Self-care, as it is framed now, leaves us in danger of being isolated in our struggle and our healing. Isolation of yet another person, another injustice, is a notch in the belt of Oppression. A liberatory care practice is one in which we move beyond self-care into caring for each other.

You shouldn’t have to do this alone.

Why are we seeking Care?

There is a growing rumble of yearning for healing in our movement work. Oppression and trauma do influence our well-being. On-going generational trauma and violence affect our communities, our bodies, our hearts, minds and spirits. Racism, sexism, classism, eats at our very beings. This leads us to seek care. We know this. Our bodies know this. Our friends can read it in our faces even if we have learned to ignore it.

We put our bodies on the line everyday- because we care so deeply about our work- hunger strikes, long marches, long days at the computer or long days organizing on a street corner or a public bus or a congregation. Skip a meal, keep working. Don’t sleep, keep working. Our communities are still suffering, so I must keep going. We risk and test our bodies to go further and we stretch our hearts or close our hearts to keep going- whatever it takes- and ultimately what it takes is a toll on us. This leads us to seek care.

We want to deny it- but abelism still shapes our movement work- “go hard or go home”. In the the Needs Assessment by Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, they state, “Changemakers are dying as a result of spiritual and physical deprivation from trauma, stress and unrest in our movements.”

We are burning out faster and at higher rates- unable to do the work we love. How can we win when our bodies individually and collectively can’t keep up? We are risking not just burn-out, but organizer loss and movement fragmentation. We cannot afford this.

How do we move from Self-care to Community-Care?

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Unification Process for Awareness of Original Principles in Collective Consciousness

The Universal Unification Process is intended by the Great Mother to lead us to the original principles by guiding us to the realization of self at the individual and collective levels, allowing us to awaken to higher dimensions of awareness and thus clearly see the consequences, subtle effects and impacts on nature arising from our human behavior, which are creating the great imbalances we are witnessing in all aspects of life.

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