International Day of Action: Stop the Genocide on Stolen Aboriginal Land
12 Jul 2007 08:08 GMT
Actions are being held against Howard's invasion of Aboriginal Communities throughout Australia, New Zealand and in London. A call for a tourist boycott of Australia has begun circulating in the International community.
Robbie Thorpe, from the Krautungalung people of the Gunnai Nation, the traditional owners of Lake Tyers, and a spokesperson for the Black GST and Camp Sovereignty said:
“The Howard Settler Governments invasion of the Northern territory is land-grabbing racism nothing more. This invasion is part of the neo liberal structural adjustment programme of Intuitions such as the World, Bank, and the IMF & APEC to diminish and extinguish Indigenous rights forever.
“It is no surprise to see that the four countries that are blocking the passage of the Draft Declaration of indigenous rights through the United Nations, Australia, New Zealand, United States & Canada, they are the same four states that as part of APEC are raping the marine ocean environment in the Pacific, and are further oppressing & eroding the hard won rights of their Indigenous Nations & Peoples through out the world and within their own countries. What is happening to our brothers and sisters in the NT, is part of that process, part of that genocide.”
Te Upoko o te Ika/Wellington
12:30-1:30pm Friday July 13th, Demo at Australian Embassy (Hobson St, Thorndon). Meet at the park over the road from 12:15pm.
12-2pm Saturday July 14th, Rally and march from Midland Park to Te Aro park, Central Wellington. [ Call Out ]
11am-12pm Saturday July 14th, Rally and march from Britomart Transport Centre to Australian Consulate [ Call Out ]
12pm- Saturday July 14th, The crew in Dunedin will be Setting up a Tent Embassy in the Octagon
We aim to:
- Send a loud and clear message of solidarity to the indigenous peoples suffering from Howard's racist attacks on human rights.
- Raise awareness of issues concerning colonisation and stolen land, racism, family violence, and how indigenous peoples throughout the South Pacific face further loss of land to big mining companies.
We stand in solidarity with the International Day of Action against Howard's land grab-
*Stop the Genocide on Stolen Aboriginal Land
*End Aboriginal deaths in Custody! Justice for Mulrunji and all killed in custody.
*Implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody! brbr *Land rights not mining rights! No new mines, no new dumps!
*Fund community controlled services, not troops, cops and martial law!
*Social well-fair, not social control! brbr *Aboriginal control of Aboriginal affairs! Treaty NOW!
AIMC Feature: Resistance is Existence: Aotearoa stands in solidarity against Australian Racism
read more: http://indymedia.org.nz/feature/display/71685/index.php