11/02/2010: UPCOMING EVENTS – NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION

Contents:
Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
Prescribed Area People’s Alliance Meeting – 12 Feb 2010
National Day of Action – 13 Feb 2010
Ampilatwatja – Celebration and opening of Protest House – 14 Feb 2010
National Book Launch: “This Is What We Said” – Feb 2010

BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Northern Territory National Emergency Response
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory_intervention

Intervention walk-off’s Blog:
http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group):
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney):
http://stoptheintervention.org/

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights):
http://wgar.info/

PRESCRIBED AREA PEOPLE’S ALLIANCE MEETING – 12 FEB 2010

[scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

“12 February 2010

Prescribed Area People’s Alliance Meeting
Mparntwe-Alice Springs

Salvation Army Hall, 9.30 am till 4 pm

Important meeting for people living in communities,
outstations and town camps in Central Australia.

To discuss where people are at with the Intervention.

Some help available with transport. … “

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – 13 FEB 2010

There are several articles on the STICS (Stop the
Intervention Collective Sydney) homepage about the National
Day of Action against the Northern Territory (NT)
Intervention and for Aboriginal rights. Included is a
statement by representatives from “prescribed communities”
in the NT calling for protests on Saturday February 13,
2010. Scroll down the page to read them:
http://stoptheintervention.org/

There are also details about National Actions in Adelaide,
Alice Springs, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney on the
STICS homepage. Scroll down the page to read about them:
http://stoptheintervention.org/

– Media Release from Central Australia

Rollback the Intervention:
Nationwide Protests to Mark Two Years Since the Apology
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
Feb 10: “Protest actions around the country on Saturday
13th February will mark two years since the National
Apology to the Stolen Generations when Prime Minister Rudd
committed the government to “a future where this Parliament
resolves that the injustices of the past must never, never
happen again”. There will be rallies in Brisbane, Sydney,
Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Alice Springs calling for an
immediate end to the Northern Territory Intervention and to
show support for Aboriginal communities standing up against
the government’s racist laws. Speakers at the Alice Springs
rally will include members of the Maritime Union and the
CFMEU who have worked with the Ampilitawatja community in
building a ‘Protest House’ at the walk-off site and
walk-off spokesperson Richard Downs along with members from
outback communities, town camps and outstations who are
resisting long-term leases over their land and intervention
control measures. … Barbara Shaw, leader of the
Intervention Rollback Action Group based in Alice Springs,
is calling on people around the country to attend a rally
to protest the proposed new laws. “If you can’t get to a
rally, please lobby politicians to support the legislation
that the Greens introduced into Parliament last November
which would bring back the Racial Discrimination Act
straight away with no strings attached,” Ms Shaw says.
“Let’s do away with the NT Intervention and start
respecting Aboriginal people”. … rally and march Saturday;
13th February starting at 10 am at the Flynn Church lawns”

AMPILATWATJA – CELEBRATION AND OPENING OF PROTEST HOUSE – 14 FEB 2010

Lunchtime – Honeymoon Bore

Intervention walkoff’s Blog: Invitation to attend opening
of Alyawarr protest house: Feb 14, 2010.
http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/
“Richard Downs and Alyawarr elders would like to invite
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to the opening of our
protest house at lunchtime, February 14 at Honeymoon bore
near Ampilatwatja community. This is a stand against the
federal government Intervention. The protest house has been
build with support of Northern Territory and national trade
unions and the general public to show the governments it
does not take over 2 years to build one house. This is also
an opportunity for people of all races to come together in
unity against racism and discrimination, … “

– Video

Intervention walkoff’s Blog: Video
Invitation to attend opening of the Walk Off Camp ‘Protest
House’
http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/video/

NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCH: “THIS IS WHAT WE SAID” – FEB 2010

Stop the Intervention:
Book Launch: “This Is What We Said”
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-this-is-what-we-said

“Below you will find an invitation to the launch of a book
“This Is What We Said’. The book puts on record some views
about the NT Intervention that were expressed by Aboriginal
people during the NTER consultations between June and
August last year. We feel that it is very important that
these views are heard.. It is our belief that Government
failed to listen to what was said by Aboriginal people and
this is now evident by the legislation that is currently
before Parliament. … ”
Michele Harris on behalf of ‘concerned Australians’

“Melbourne 12.30PM – 9 February, at Melbourne University
Bookshop. …
Canberra 5pm for 5.30pm – 11 February, at ANU Co-op
Bookshop, Building 17, Union Court, Australian National
University, to be launched by Christine King. …
Adelaide 1pm to 3pm – 13 February at North TceParliament
House.
Alice Springs 10 am – 13 February, Todd Mall Church Lawns
Sydney starting 1 pm – 13 February at The Block, Redfern,
For further info: http://stoptheintervention.org/
6pm for 6.30pm- 16 February at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point
Road, Glebe. For further info:
http://www.gleebooks.com.au/default.asp?p=events/launches4_htm
Darwin there is a launch being planned for later in February
– details are not yet to hand.
From mid-February in Darwin you will be able to be
purchase books from the CDU Bookshop or from Absolutely
Books in Cullen Bay.”

[Canberra launch hosted by Working Group for Aboriginal
Rights and Concerned Australians. The photography in the
book is by Canberran documentary film maker Eleanor Gilbert,
based on video footage of the FaHCSIA consultations.]

– Media Release from Central Australia

Rollback the Intervention:
Nationwide Protests to Mark Two Years Since the Apology
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
Feb 10: ” … Professor Larissa Behrendt from Jumbunna
Indigenous House of Learning will launch a new book “This
Is What We Said” at the Alice Springs rally. This book
puts on record views about the NT Intervention that were
expressed by Aboriginal people during the NTER consultations
held between June and August last year, which the government
has falsely claimed show support for income managment. The
book is also being launched in Sydney and Adelaide on 13th
February. … “


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