Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Indigenous protest on Wednesday - Stolenwealth Games – Black GST

I got this news from one of the email lists I'm on:

A rally for Indigenous rights and in support of the Black GST demands
will be held on Wednesday 15 March at 10:30 am, at the Old Exhibition Building, Cnr Gertrude and Nicholson Sts, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.

They've offered more news on the Indigenous protest camp held to coincide with the Commonwealth Games:

The sporting event has been called Stolenwealth Games by the protesters to highlight the stolen Aboriginal land, stolen Aboriginal children and stolen wages that occurred since the invasion and colonisation of Australia.

The demands of the protesters are summarised with the words Black GST: that the attempted Genocide against Indigenous people be stopped; that Indigenous Sovereignty be recognised; that a Treaty be negotiated between the Indigenous nations and the British and Australian invaders.

The Indigenous protest camp was established with a ceremony lighting the Sacred Fire that was brought from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

The location of the camp is in Kings Domain, Linlithgow Street, off St Kilda Road, Melbourne (Melway Ref 2F K9)

The camp will be maintained 24 hours a day during the duration of the Stolenwealth Games. Supporters are asked to camp at the site or to visit the camp. Solidarity donations, including food and bottled water are appreciated. Supporters are asked to maintain a dry camp (no alcohol, no drugs) and to respect the Sacred Fire.

More info: www.blackgst.com


At March 15, 2006 4:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todays report on the ABC highlights the advantages of aligning the republican movement with the treaty movement:

Protesters' spokesman Robbie Thorpe said they wanted the Queen to visit their camp in King's Domain to discuss a treaty with Australia's Indigenous inhabitants.

"She'll be our neighbour there tonight so we're hoping that she can make the effort and come around and visit with two sovereigns of this land," he said.

At March 15, 2006 7:12 pm, Blogger Mark Lawrence said...

There's a report from that ABC story on the ABC News Online site here.


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