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[taken from the Sisters Inside and Dreamtime Aroha Facebook pages]
URGENT HELP PLEASE!
We need to raise $1350.00 for a funeral for a little Aboriginal baby who has died.
Mum needs to pay for funeral - the funds will be going to @sisters_inside_inc directly who are working with Mum through this hard time.
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#Aboriginal #Indigenous #Decolonise #SovereigntyNeverCeded #Treaty #FuckRacism #FuckWhiteness #FuckColonisation #AbolishPolice #AbolishPrisons #Abolition #CommunityNotCops #PleaseHelp #PleaseShare #SettlerSaturday #SettlerSunday
In future, greater care will have to be taken in naming stars or species, say scientists, with many arguing these should no longer recall individuals. They point to #Nasa’s #Mars #robotrovers – #Curiosity, #Perseverance and #Spirit – which instead honour ideals.
Considering the government has just signed a deal promising visas to people from Tuvalu who are climate crisis refugees, it'll be interesting to see how these Torres Strait Island peoples are treated under coloniser law
I wonder if I can get away with quoting a tweet in my essay about the media coverage of Kumanjayi Walker's murder.. 🤔
The police are the pointed end of white supremacy.
I hope every single one of them die horrid deaths.
"Sources say the man, 40, is Aboriginal. He is one of several Aboriginal men to be shot by police in Queensland in recent months, including Mareeba man Aubrey Donahue and another man in the Brisbane suburb of Grange."
Settler Reply Guys spending more time arguing about how it's not fair they're expected to do something about the referendum results.
Settlers using "we haven't been told by Aboriginal people what to do yet" as though their racism and white supremacist colonialism is our problem to fix.
Settlers pulling out the "you people" phrase in the replies.
I see you.
"it's so tiring being a coloniser I'm going to just be quiet until Aboriginal people do the work wah wah wah" 🙄🙄🙄
Shut up and start a fucking email writing campaign to state premiers and federal politicians demanding moves forward to Treaty.
You fucking cowards.
Settlers are really trying to explain to me how they're "tired" after the referendum and that's why they're not able to email politicians demanding Treaty.
Exhausted? Try living under colonisation.
It's fucking tiring being a coloniser, eh?
KRÓTKI RAPORT NA TEMAT INDONEZYJSKIEGO SQUATTINGU PRZYGOTOWANY PRZEZ ANARCHISTYCZNE OSOBY Z BORNEO
"Okupacja przestrzeni odbyła się w pustym budynku nad brzegiem rzeki Kapuas. Organizowałyśmy koncerty, pokazy filmów dokumentalnych i dyskusje związane z eksmisjami i pozbawieniem przestrzeni życiowej. Tworzymy również ziny jako medium do rozpowszechniania informacji. Dla informacji, w innych obszarach naszego regionu, w Kualan Hilir, Ketapang, żyją rdzenni mieszkańcy, którzy również zostali skryminalizowani przez PT Mayawana Persada. Przejęli oni ziemię rolników, wysiedlili krzewy gumowe i sady owocowe należące do społeczności, a według doniesień otrzymanych od przyjaciół zaangażowanych w działalność społeczną w terenie, spichlerze mieszkańców zostały spalone."
I'm watching Hotel Coolgardie with Greg and his wife, and we're talking about the picture of Australian men it paints.
Greg isn't so shocked by it, because I've told him stories about men here.. but his wife is horrified.
It's leading into really interesting conversations about misogyny within coloniser culture.
"I love my birth country deeply but until we lose our colonial shackles, engage in Treaty-making with our First Peoples, commit to truth-telling about our history and embrace a post-colonial republic, I cannot be proud of my nation.”
"The data, released to the Redfern Legal Centre (RLS), also revealed 56 children aged under 18 were strip-searched over the past financial year, including 25 underage girls, three of whom were 12"
I was thinking about Treaty today, and why it's important that it's the first step in everything, and not the last.
When you start with Treaty, there is recognition that you are meeting with an equal.
Having Treaty first firmly frames everything else as a recognition of our Sovereignty and our right to self determination.
Having Treaty in place recognises our place as equals to the crown, not subjects of it.
"See, defeat- that’s when we stop having joy, stop having hope. That’s when we stop loving and caring for ourselves and this land of ours. That’s when we stop being strong and being proud of who we are and we all know that would never happen.
“We could never lose. We haven’t lost a thing. We all knew what the outcome was going to be. We all know the reality that we live in. It’s just now more apparent. We ain’t licking our wounds today, we’re sharpening our spears. See the colour of our skin? That’s our pride and joy and they can never change the river of our souls.
“Our people are the most caring, welcoming, loving, generous, strong and resilient people and in the darkness, we hold the light. We always have. We’re the oldest culture on earth and we have survived the white man’s world. We did not give up this land and the planting of the union jack never changed our lore at all."
If one more settler tells me that the referendum results happened because of some reason other than anti-Indigeneity I'm going to fucking snap I swear.
Stop with your gaslighting bullshit.
Because a lot of you are new to this conversation, here are some tips about grammar.
- Cap the first letters of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island, and Indigenous.
- Always type out "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island", don't use ATSI.
- Don't use phrasing like "you people" or "those people" to refer to us.
- If you're talking about a specific Aboriginal group, use the name instead of just "Aboriginal people", because our cultures are not monolithic.
You might see this as just grammar, but it's about respect.
This is going to be unpopular.
I keep seeing people say they're shocked how anti-Indigenous Australia is, and when I go look at their profiles they all have "leftist" written.
You all need to understand what this means for how your leftism is tied in to white supremacy.
If you're shocked to find out that a colonised country is racist, you haven't been listening.
If your leftist selves haven't been listening to Indigenous people on this Stolen Land, you're leaning into white supremacy.
So far I'm seeing a lot of white and non-Indigenous people be shocked that Australia is racist, seeing them talk about how now they know where the most racist parts are they'll go elsewhere on holidays, and tone police Indigenous people for telling colonisers to fuck off.
Y'all are proving that you're the problem tbh..
In the same way that the whole process of the marriage plebiscite drove up the suicide rate of queer people (especially queer youth) this process will be found to have driven up the ALREADY SKY FUCKING HIGH suicide rate of Aboriginal people (especially our young people).
Fuck colonisers. Fuck settlers.
I better see all your "vote yes" energy matched with effort given to calls for Land Back and Treaty and Reparations.
If you're surprised, you're not paying attention.
*I'm referring to the mainstream No vote, not the Blak Sovereign No vote
From the Guardian:
The Blak sovereign no campaign, it should be noted, is separate to the main no camp.. The progressive no case, as it is called, is based in concerns about sovereignty, taking part in a white person’s process, the lack of power the voice holds and the desire to progress truth telling and treaty ahead of the voice.
Do 80% of Mob actually support the Voice?
The polls mentioned in this thread:
- Ipsos poll
The first poll, undertaken by Ipsos, was conducted online between January 20 and January 24, 2023, and surveyed 300 self-identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 80 per cent of respondents said they would vote Yes at the referendum. 10 percent were no and 10 undecided.
- YouGov poll
738 were identified as being Indigenous from having answered a question on Indigenous identity either at the time or in a previous survey, 83 per cent of respondents said they would either vote Yes or were leaning towards doing so, while 14 per cent said they would vote No or were leaning that way, and 4 per cent were undecided.
The issue with this misrepresented stat is not only the size of the group but also the self identification factors.
There are close to a million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people here.
[info taken from the BPU Facebook thread about this]
🧵 - 1/8
[Check out the Black Peoples' Union on Facebook and Insta]
"The people had been taught to despise themselves because they were left with barren land and dry rivers. But they were wrong. It was the white people who had nothing; it was the white people who were suffering as thieves do, never able to forget that their pride was wrapped in something stolen, something that had never been, and never could be, theirs."
-Leslie Marmon Silko
"For a colonized people, the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land that will bring them bread, and above all, dignity."
- Frantz Fanon
"Who planted terrorism in our area? Some came and took our land, forced us to live in camps. I think this is terrorism. Using means to resist this terrorism and stop its effects - this is called struggle."
- Leila Khaled
I got an HD on the paper I handed in last week. It was a critical analysis of the policy report from People with Disabilities Australia and Domestic Violence NSW.
I'm pretty chuffed with the comment I got from my lecturer 😊
Having thoughts about the stigmatised shaming vs reintegrative shaming thing from restorative justice and the whole online cancel culture/consequences/call-out call-in thing with regards to the latest discourse happening here.
it's not intersectional if it doesn't include black people
it's not radical if its inaccessible to the poor
it's not liberation if we left someone behind
- Grace Alexander
I've just arranged for an MRI of my shoulder because it's still not ok after two rounds of cortisone injection and physio, and both xrays and ultrasounds didn't really show much to explain the pain and decreased range of movement.
My doctor was telling me that it can't be bulk billed even though I'm on an Aboriginal health plan -
I'm not sure why the government wouldn't let bulk billing scans on plans..?
Aww, they probably don't expect us to live long enough to need scans eh?
Heyla are you trying to get me in trouble?? 😆😆
We can't quote-tweet so I'm sharing the link to a post "This is not a drill, antiracists—it's time!" by @Blackgirlinmaine especially for my fellow white people and adding hashtags.
**Please share her original post.**
#BlackLivesMatter #WhitenessRecovery #Racism #Antiracism #Antiracist #Decolonise #whiteness #liberals #leftists #WhiteSupremacy #FuckRacism #FuckWhiteness #Antifa #BLM #StopFacism
#StopRacism #USPol #NoJusticeNoPeace #solidarity
From the BPU's (Black Peoples' Union) Facebook page:
Join us this Wednesday night, 6:30pm aest for a public class followed by a discussion.
This class will be on:
Sovereignty - what it actually means from both a colonial and a First Nations perspective, how it originated, and what challenges it faces today.
Treaty - what does Treaty mean, the many different forms Treaty can take, how they would be established, and the pro's and con's to each.
This is a free class and discussion open to members of the public to attend and have ask questions.
Zoom link can be found on our story and in the linktree:
NSW police Tasered ‘extremely unwell’ Indigenous man a week before incident with Clare Noland [a 95 year old woman who weight 43kg (94lbs). She was killed after being Tasered in her nursing home while using her walking frame to approach police]
Man experiencing mental health issues sought help from police but was later Tasered [twice, and pepper sprayed] in hospital by officers who mistakenly thought he was armed with scissors
"The Queensland government must listen to the voices of Indigenous people if it’s to reckon with its “oxymoronic” approach to youth justice and stop breaking its commitment to close the gap, advocates say.
In a report this week the Productivity Commission cited changes to Queensland’s harsh bail laws as an example of “reform” likely to “exacerbate, rather than remedy” the disadvantage faced by Aboriginal people and reverse progress on closing the gap."
We do ourselves and our community a disservice when we ignore the oppressor within. Let it be freeing to know we all can and do harm. My identity doesnt protect me from supporting systems of oppression.
- Makia Green (Facebook)
"While the nation muses over whether to vote yes or no to an Indigenous voice to parliament with no actual power, we are witnessing how power actually operates on the lives and livelihoods of Blackfullas in this place right now.
Another day in the colony indeed."
You do not want to miss out on what’s turning out to be an amazing gathering - a tremendous opportunity to get together to learn about and discuss and workshop ideas for how we live together in the years and decades ahead!
We’re almost ready to announce the full program, but these brilliant keynote speakers should tempt you already: Mary Graham, Sue Harris Rimmer, Michelle Maloney and David Schlosberg
Tickets available here on a sliding scale as usual: https://www.greeninstitute.org.au/events/green-institute-conference-2023/
“Racism isn’t about segregated lunch counters and people refusing to shake hands anymore. Racism is about this country’s obsession with defining boundaries of inclusion and exclusion, and the pervasive and violent ways in which those boundaries are maintained. Racism is about two major parties collaborating for years to convince a white majority, through various codes, that they are perpetually at risk of losing out to lazy Aborigines, ghettoised migrants, dishonest asylum seekers and suspicious Muslims. Racism is a government using free speech rhetoric to facilitate racial vilification.“
- Aamer Rahman