03/05/2010: SPEECHES FROM NATIONAL CALL OUT BY JOHN PILGER & RICHARD DOWNS

Contents:
Public Forum (23 April): The NT Intervention is a fraud
Next Aboriginal summit in Sydney, May 8-9
Jobs With Justice for Aboriginal Workers
Other Aboriginal Articles

PUBLIC FORUM (23 APRIL): THE NT INTERVENTION IS A FRAUD:

– Special STICS compilation on the Forum

[STICS – Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney]

Stop the Intervention:
Forum: The NT Intervention is a fraud
http://stoptheintervention.org/forum-the-nt-intervention-is-a-fraud
“A National call out launched by
John Pilger, Sydney Peace Prize Winner 2009 and
Richard Downs, spokesperson for the Alyawarr walk-off,
Ampilatwatja NT
with Prof. Larissa Behrendt, 2009 NAIDOC Indigenous Person
of the Year and Paul McAleer, Branch Secretary Maritime
Union of Australia, Sydney Branch.
Federation Conference Centre Auditorium,
37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills.
Friday 23 April, 2010, 6 pm”

– Forum address by John Pilger

Stop the Intervention:
A new chapter in the struggle of Indigenous Australians
http://stoptheintervention.org/forum-the-nt-intervention-is-a-fraud/john-pilger
23 Apr 10: “What Richard and the Alya-warr people are
saying is that they will not meet with Jenny Macklin or
Kevin Rudd until the government abolishes the Intervention
and fully restores the Racial Discrimination Act. In other
words, they’re on strike — like the Gurindji — and the
aim of tonight’s meeting is to call on all Australians to
walk off with them: to stand with them.”

– Video of Speeches from the Forum

Stop the Intervention:
Full speeches from the public Forum in Sydney, 23rd April 2010
http://stoptheintervention.org/forum-the-nt-intervention-is-a-fraud/videos-2
“* Address by John Pilger,
Sydney Peace Prize Winner 2009
* Address by Prof. Larissa Behrendt,
2009 NAIDOC Indigenous Person of the Year: Coming soon …
* Address by Paul McAleer,
Branch Secretary Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney Branch
* Address by Richard Downs,
spokesperson for the Alyawarr walk-off, Ampilatwatja NT”

– Photos of the Forum

Jagath Dheerasekara:
John Pilger & Richard Downs speak against the NT Intervention
– April 23
– NSW Teachers’ Federation Auditorium
– organised by Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)
http://jagathdeerasekera.blogspot.com/2010/04/john-pilger-richard-downs-speak-against.html

NEXT ABORIGINAL SUMMIT IN SYDNEY, MAY 8-9:

– Statement

Indymedia Australia: Next Aboriginal summit in Sydney in May
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/26/next-aboriginal-summit-in-sydney-in-may
26 Apr 10: “Aboriginal political activist, Michael Anderson,
says the New Way Task Force will host the second New Way
Summit at the Sydney University on the 8th and 9th May.
“This national summit will again be broadcast live
throughout the internet for all to see,” Mr Anderson said,
adding that the Task Force would include any feedback or
discussion people may wish to engage in during the
proceedings of the summit itself. The first summit in
Canberra in January concentrated primarily on the issue of
the continuing sovereignty of Aboriginal nations and this
summit will again focus on recent research on this matter.”
[To find the venue enter Sydney Uni through the main gate
off City Road and it’s the second building on the right
facing Victoria Road a new building with lots of glass.
Apparently, there’ll be plenty of flags and signs to mark
the way.]

– Radio

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
28 Apr 10: “Karen Dorante spoke with Michael Anderson,
Chair of the National Task Force. They spoke about
Indigenous Affairs.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2010-04-28-89705.mp3
[Michael Anderson talks about the New Way Task Force and
the sovereignty of Aboriginal nations.]

JOBS WITH JUSTICE FOR ABORIGINAL WORKERS:

– Media Release

Rollback the Intervention: Media Releases
Jobs With Justice: May Day Rally Fights for Aboriginal Workers’ Rights
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
30 Apr 10: “The Intervention Rollback Action Group (IRAG) ,
local trade unionists and representatives from a number of
Aboriginal communities will stage a demonstration in Alice
Springs this Saturday May 1st, international day for
workers rights. The protest will highlight the huge loss of
employment in communities that has come with the NT
Intervention, severe cuts to Community Development
Employment Projects (CDEP) and the dissolution of Aboriginal
Community Councils in favour of mega-Shires. The protest
will demand serious government investment to provide
properly waged employment and services in all Aboriginal
communities and an immediate end to new CDEP arrangements
which are forcing Aboriginal people to work for their
quarantined Centrelink payments.”

OTHER ABORIGINAL ARTICLES:

– News

Koori Mail: Govt’s Human Rights Framework disappoints
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
23 Apr 10: “HUMAN rights groups nationwide have voiced
their disappointment at the Federal Government’s rejection
of a national Human Rights Act. The Australian Human Rights
Group, Uniting Church, Law Council, Amnesty International
and gay rights groups all said the decision flew in the
face of strong community support for a legal framework to
truly protect the basic rights of all Australians,
particularly vulnerable groups including Indigenous people.”


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