When we decolonise and transform, then we see thing more clearly for what they are.
The rallies highlighted similar abuses of Aboriginal children taking place nationally in both ‘child protection’ placements and child prisons. The system of juvenile incarceration is fundamentally racist
Now he’s grown up in this corrupt system, finally speaking up and he’s realised he’s also a victim, it’s made him stronger to realise it wasn’t right
“Why are 130 Aboriginal people ending their lives each year?”
“We are expected to participate in this colonial structure and perform the civic duties of a good citizen while the federal government mines and pollutes our land, deregisters, desecrates and builds over our artefacts and sacred sites.”
“Cultural appropriation is most commonly perpetrated against Indigenous people of the world by the colonizers of their country.”
These wars involved the courage, sacrifice and strength of hundreds of thousands of First Nations freedom fighters to protect their land, people and culture from the violence and brutality of the colonial invaders.
We, the Sovereign Aboriginal people of so-called Australia have the same enemy and we have an obligation to protect our brothers and sisters in Timor-Leste against this greedy colonial government.
The video evidence of the massacre was smuggled into Australia. Australian authorities strip-searched the journalists, apparently after being tipped-off by Indonesian officials, looking to seize the tapes; fortunately they were hidden by a fellow journalist from Holland. Footage from the massacre caused international outcry, finally bringing East Timor some much needed global attention.