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Resistance is Existence: Aotearoa stands in solidarity against Australian Racism

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Update: Around 50 people took part in a militant occupation of the Australian consulate. Activist Tane Feary was arrested and has been charged with assulting a police officer. [ Video | Photos | Report ]

As Howard steps up his chilling plans to occupy the Northern Territories, activists acround Aotearoa are standing up in solidarity with the Aboriginal resistance to this new wave of oppression. [ Solidarity Statement ]

"John Howard's seizure of indigenous land for five years has been labelled a backdoor way for the Government to force Aborigines to sign up to 99-year leases for private home ownership." [ Read More ]

"Under the cynical guise of protecting indigenous children from sexual abuse, the Howard government announced on Thursday a“national emergency plan to take control of dozens of Aboriginal communities throughout the Northern Territory and impose virtual martial law conditions. Over coming weeks, police and troops will flood into as many as 60 towns and camps to enforce a series of draconian measures.

Welfare and family payments will be halved, with the seized portions transferred to food and clothing vouchers. All payments will be cut off if children fail to attend school, or are considered“at risk”. Forced labour will be imposed, via“work for the dole”programs, to“clean up”communities." [ Read More ]

"A series of direct and chilling parallels exists between the Howard government's police-military takeover of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia and its military interventions in the Solomon Islands and other neighbouring South Pacific states." [ Read More: WSWS ]

Protest: Monday 2nd July at 4:30pm, @ QEII Square (Opposite Britomart) [ Call Out ]

Links Uriohau: Revolutionary Anti Colonialism & Anti Capitalism in the Pacific | Aboriginal News

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Tautoko from Aotearoa to date:

Whakaminenga o Te Paatu
Te Ata Tino Toa
Conscious Collaborations-Global Indigenous network
Mana Wahine
Solidarity Union
Socialist Worker (Aotearoa)
Human Rights Project Aotearoa
Wellington Wildcat Anarchist Collective
Aocafe (Aotearoa Cafe)
Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Radical Youth (Auckland)

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latest endorsements from Aotearoa

Whakaminenga o Te Paatu
Te Ata Tino Toa
Conscious Collaborations-Global Indigenous network
Mana Wahine
Solidarity Union
Socialist Worker (Aotearoa)
Human Rights Project Aotearoa
Wellington Wildcat Anarchist Collective
Aocafe (Aotearoa Cafe)
Green Party Aotearoa/NZ
Radical Youth (Auckland)
IA ImagineNative Action

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Please come to an organising meeting at 128 abel smith street this wednesday the 4th of july at 6pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to organise a public demonstration on the 14th of july in solidarity with indigenous peoples of the northern territories of australia and any other peoples affected by jon howard's racist attacks and his white supremacist regime. And to discuss further actions and on-going solidarity.

Please forward this to anyone you think would like to come to the meeting.

Indigenous communities in Australia have called for a national day of action to Stop the Genocide on July 14 check out
http://uriohau.blogspot.com/ or http://bloggreen.wordpress.com/2007/06/28/stop-the-genocide/ and a call out for international solidarity has gone out.

Are you involved with any groups that would be willing to join the call to end the persecution of the Aboriginal people and sign their name to this day of action? Is there anything you can do in your community to raise awareness of the travesty of justice happening here at this time?

Thanks. mark

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could something be organised in auckland for that too?

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Theres a solidarity protest happing in Auckland as we speak.

Tamaki Tautoko for this kaupapa:

Tia Taurere 021 311 815

Joe Carolan 021 186 1450

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Tautoko from Aotearoa continues to grow:

Citizens Against Privatisation (Auckland)

Chur

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At least one arrest as protest pushed past police and gained entry to consulate in Auckland.

Can someone who was there do a write up?

Direct action shut downs Auckland [Australian] consulate

Very militant protest in Auckland tonight- hardcore chants! "Geoncide- it ain't no mystery- White Australia has a Black History!"

"Black and WHite
Unite and Fight
for ABoriginal
Land Rights!"

"Get thr troops out now,
get the troops out now,
Get the TROOPS, OUT, NOW! inside occupation of "

very good speeches from all the groups in support-
Julz and Joe from SW, Martin Hirst, Lecturer in Media studies at AUT, Jared from Workers Party, Jim Gladwin from Citizens against Privatisation, and statement read out from Kulin Nations in occupation that broke through police lines.

Awesome Aboriginal flags and banners, organisers have pledged more direct action in weeks to come.

Comrade Tane Feary arrested- big posse went up and did a polics station picket that saw him released after an hour. Tane, a victim of police brutality, charged with assualting a cop. Heaps of people have filled out police complaint forms and this case will be fought- heaps of witnesses saw him strangled as protest broke through.

No white media covered the event. Maori TV was there and will be showing it tonight at 11pm. Niu FM, Auckland's Pasifika radio station, also covered the protest live. Video and pictures to follow from protesters soon. Check out www.unityaotearoa.blogspot.com or www.indymedia.org.nz

Hope this inspires comrades in Australia to take direct action. Also australian embassies throughout the world should get the same treatment.

Aboriginal Australia has been invaded.
Aotearoa has stepped up to the Front Line.

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if anyone was there and wants to make a witness statement can they email me @ ~ tane4@hotmail.com

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ADICAL ABORIGINAL PLANS

Date: 2 July 2007
Auckland 6am: There's growing support for Aboriginal communities after moves by the Australian Government to clamp down on what it says is a major problem of the abuse of children..

Trade unions and anti-racist groups will protest outside the Austalian Consulate in Auckland today....

And Green Party MP, Metiria Turei, says it shouldn't stop there. (listen)

Australian prime minister John Howard has announced a series of radical steps in response to what he says is a damning report on child abuse in indigenous territories.

Howard's introducing a ban on sales of alcohol and pornography, enforced by the military if need be, and welfare payments conditional on children attending school.

Part of the plan is to take control of Aboriginal land to improve property and public housing, paying compensation where necessary.

But Solidarity Union Secretary, Joe Carolan, says it's heavy handed and racist. (listen)

Medical camps have been set-up where it's believed voluneteer doctors will examine about 23,000 aboriginal children under the age of 16.

But Aboriginal health experts have told media that the medical checks are "highly inappropriate" and culturally insensitive.

http://niufm.com/site_resources/library/News/Lito/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA_JUL207...

http://niufm.com/site_resources/library/News/Lito/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA_JUL207...

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Kia Kaha

Awesome stuff Aotearoa
Ka mau te wehi !!!!!

Ka whawhai tonu matou ake ake ake

No Justice No Peace !!!!!

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For the Hokianga from the Kaipara

Bob Marley Rebel Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS4Rnf8CwtI

chur

Community says no to Canberra

THE Howard Government's assessment of indigenous communities met its first setback yesterday when a team of police, soldiers and social workers were refused entry to the Amoonguna community south of Alice Springs

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/indigenous-community-says-no-to-c...

Maori TV footage

check out the news for Mon 2 July, bout the 9 min mark

http://www.maoritelevision.com/programmes/news/te_kaea_online.htm

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The article below is the first piece of fair reporting i have thus far found on the current situtaion in the Northern Territories. Spread it far and wide.

http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=94869

Ryan Bodman

Photos

Well done everyone, the Maori TV footage was excellent.

Heres some pics...

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DILLIGAF

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Check out the Fire First Show with Robbie Thorpe & the Black GST
crew ,pro indigenous ,anti colonial, anti capitalist

Can catch us at 11am (Melbourne time)each Wednesday, which is 1pm
Aotearoa time.

Fire First

Indigenous contemporary and historical issues

http://3cr.org.au/streaming/index.php

http://blackgst.revolt.org/about.html

be doing shout outs to the the all the Crews from Aotearoa foreshore

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Today we will be talking up the business with Teanau Tuiono dont miss it.

Word from the Kulin Nations

Hello everyone

First, some news from Aotearoa. Yesterday there was an occupation of the
Australian Consulate in Auckland against the invasion of Aboriginal lands
and in solidarity with Indigenous brothers and sisters facing John Howard's
racist attacks. Well done to our friends in Auckland for the excellent
solidarity!

Word has it that a solidarity action is also planned outside Australia House
in London on 14 July ..... so it is now an international day of action!

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I'd like to thank everyone on behalf of Socialist Worker for coming along on monday to auckland's protest and showing solidarity with our indigenous brothers and sisters from Australia.

Would also like to thank my friend Craig from Maori TV and his lovely assistant for getting the footage and making a copy available for me to take over to Australia with me tomorrow.

Good luck to the Wellington crew for your event.

Thanks again to everybosy who came along and also to those who sent their wishes and support.

Kia kaha,

Julz

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Um? last we checked I'm sure you met Craig through your brother which doesn't make Craig your friend cos he don't even know you nor like you!

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hahahahah bumbed out again hahah ask ur bro julz

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Ay? Lies, Craig never made a copy available for you because they weren't allowed to release the footage...kia kaha and stop telling kaka Julz!

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Aotearoa Always Represent Kaupapa Driven 100%

Dam Native feat Che Fu - the son

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYahk8PxrJs

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This is plain boring! www.safe.org.nz is much more interesting!

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Plain boring! www.safe.org.nz is more exciting!

Re: Resistance is Existence: Aotearoa stands in solidarity again

Plain boring! www.safe.org.nz is more exciting!

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Rally and march in solidarity-Te Upoko o te Ika
Poneke Contact for this kaupapa:

Tere Harrison 021 293 1884

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Both Maria and I will be involved in the planned actions this week in
Wellington
Friday 13th rally at Australian High Commission
Sat 14th, march thru Wellington city

Dr Maria Bargh, Te Arawa, Ngati Awa,
lecturer of Maori Politics, Victoria University, Wellington.
Phd from ANU, Canberra in neoliberalism
Editor of "Resistance" An indigenous response to neoliberalism
Wk +64 4 4635 465
Mb +64 27 4161 374

Tere Harrison Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu
Radio, Television, Film maker with specific interests in Maori and
indigenous issues
Director, "Framing Maori" How the media reports Maori issues,
television documentary 2006
Commentator "Hikoi - Maori response to Foreshore & Seabed
legislation", tv doco 2004
Screenwriter "Hawaikii" - shortfilm, winner of best shortfilm,
Imaginative Film Festival, 2006

Mb +64 21 293 1884

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Turrbal country, Brisbane

Rally: National day of action for Aboriginal justice

Brisbane

Start: 14 Jul 2007 - 11:00am

Stop black deaths in custody. Oppose Howard's racist treatment of Aboriginal communities. 11am Queens Park (Cnr George & Elizabeth Sts) Ph Sam 0401 227 443.

Gadigal Eora Nation, Sydney

Stand up with the Aboriginal community on Saturday 14th July at 10:00am at the Block to demand:
* Stop the genocide, end Indigenous deaths in custody
* Land Rights not mining rights - no mines and no dumps
* Funding for community controlled services not cops and troops

Rally at 10:00am at the Block (next to Redfern Station) for the march
These details come from Jenny Munroe, a local Redfern activist. Please circulate widely

Canberra

Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Saturday 14th July 2007

Saturday 11.am

Join us in a march from the Tent Embassy to Garema Place, Civic.

How can we celebrate NAIDOC when the government occupies Aboriginal Communities with armed forces? Invasion is happening again in Australia. The Howard regime similar to Hitler's regime has occupied communities. While they say it's in the best interest of the Aboriginal people we know it's a land grab. Fight for Justice for Aboriginal people.

Noongar country, Perth

Aboriginal Rights: National Day of Action - PERTH
Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody
Jail police who kill
RALLY 1pm SAT JULY 14 - Wesley Church

Implement all recommendations from the 1990 Royal Commission, and open a new Royal Commission into all deaths since - including Mulrunji's death in the Palm Island watchhouse...

Fund health, housing, education & jobs for Aboriginal communities NOT troops, cops and racist laws

Black control of Black affairs & land

Land rights not nuclear waste dumps

RALLY 1 pm SAT JULY 14
Wesley Church
Corner Hay and William Streets, Perth
Phone 9218 9608

Wellington Aotearoa NEW ZEALAND

Rally and march in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of Australia's Northern Territory !
12-2pm Saturday July 14th, rally and march from Midland Park to Te Aro park

Central Wellington . Please show your support by joining the rally.

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.
- And raise some money for communities which are suffering from Howard's policies.

Also the day before the solidarity rally, please come and protest Australia's racism at the Australian embassy.

12:30-1:30 pm Friday July 13th, demo at Australian Embassy

(Hobson St, Thorndon). Meet at the park over the road from 12:15pm.
For further info email Mark lifesariot@... or ph 021 2333 424.

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Plain boring! www.caff.org.nz is much more fun!

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Support for the Australian Aboriginals in there struggles for self determination and sovereignty of their lands against the Howard Racist Govt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMZq7Ov4m14

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Am justing posting this anywhere and everywhere...

Wellington (Aotearoa) solidarity protests:

Friday July 13th 12:30-1:30pm demonstration at Oz Consulate (meeting 12:15pm at park across road, Hobson Street, Thorndon).

Saturday July 14th 12-2pm, meet 12pm at Midland Park on Lambton Quay to rally and march to Te Aro Park as part of the international day of action. DIY protest but speakers and musicians organised at some points....

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http://ridwanlaher.blogspot.com/2007/07/tourist-boycott-of-australia.html

This blog began as a cover of my 2006 appointment as the Nelson
Mandela Chair and Professor of African Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru
University in New Delhi

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Thanks guys. Its been pretty depressing over here in Aust about this. People just dont know what the fuck.

The little sub-campaigns the govt have been doing are astonishing. Theyve just banned Kava for aboriginal people, despite its use as a safe alternative to alcohol (It was actually imported by the previous labor govt years ago in an anti alcohol campaign).

The conservative campaign here is bizare. How the *fuck* are a bunch of 18yo jar head soldiers supposed to solve deep social despair issues. Nobody denies theres problems in the towns and long grass communitys. But the govt yet again fails to see the real picture.

The govt bans grog for blacks and not whites
The govt bans porn for blacks and not whites
The govt bans kava for blacks and not whites
The govt removes the aboriginal communitys right to exclude people it sees as trouble makes
shuts down the medical centres
talks about selling the land to mining companys

..... and then wonders why aboriginal people are having self esteem problems.

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I would be interested to hear discussion on what approach Howard and his Government SHOULD be taking.
Anyone?

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In Australia, there is a Sports Reader who is a real racist. Gareth Hall from WIN News is a real racist towards the aborigines here and he is a real disgrace.

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arnt the police in these photos ,just scum!

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Gareth Hall from WIN News Ballarat, Australia is certainly a racist. Gareth Hall is originally from Mildura, Victoria, Australia and he dare says racists remarks to us Tongans. Gareth Hall can't even talk properly so what makes him better than us? Let me ask you Gareth Hall, do you have the balls to confront us Tongans here in Mildura??? If you do, then go ahead and confront us about this you coward. You probably can't even read this comment anyways!!!!