Newsletter date: 20 December 2014
* Video: NITV News featuring Tauto Sansbury, a convenor of the Freedom Summit [Tauto is interviewed 3min 50sec into the program; nitv video expires 25 Dec 14]
* Analysis / Opinion: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: 43 years to the day since Tent Embassy; sit-in by true leaders [Featuring Mr Sansbury]
* Analysis / Opinion: The Stringer: Redfern deaths in custody forum talks about ways forward
* Background to 'The Freedom Summit': Alice Springs 27-28 November 2014
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WGAR News - Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
NITV News - 18 December part 1 [featuring Tauto Sansbury]
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: 43 years to the day since Tent Embassy; sit-in by true leaders
14 Dec 14: "On January 26, the nation’s attention will turn to Canberra but not for the usual fanfare. The Freedom Movement will reach the front lawns of our national parliament, with the leaders and Elders of the descendants of the original peoples of this continent commencing a sit-in. Nearly 43 years ago, four young men jagged themselves under an umbrella on the lawns of Canberra’s parliament and all of a sudden changed the course of the Aboriginal body politic. "We are heading to Canberra to reclaim the Aboriginal rights struggle, and the right for our voices to at long last be heard once again," said Mr Sansbury. ... " By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: Redfern deaths in custody forum talks about ways forward
14 Dec 14: " ... Speakers spoke of potential class actions for families of deaths in custody. Mr Jackson is currently linking up families with lawyers who are prepared to provide pro bono service to demand justice. Others called for support for the burgeoning Freedom Movement, born of the recent Freedom Summit at Mparntwe (Alice Springs), which is heading to Canberra for a sit-in at Parliament on January 26. They called for Black and White supporters for the Aboriginal rights struggle to sit alongside the sit-in of the Freedom Movement’s delegation, and not budge. ... " By The Stringer
About Us - The Stringer
"The Stringer is an independent online news site, delivering free-to-access independent news to readers daily. We went live on February 20 and formally launched on February 25, 2013 at the Media at the Crossroads Conference at NSW Parliament’s Theatrette. The Stringer was founded by media academic and producer Jennifer Kaeshagen and by multi-award winning investigative journalist Gerry Georgatos."
Background to 'The Freedom Summit': Alice Springs 27-28 November 2014
(last updated: 14 December 2014)
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Background to the National Freedom Movement
WGAR Background to the National Freedom Movement
New 'National Freedom Movement' website
WGAR News: New 'National Freedom Movement' website
* Homepage of New 'National Freedom Movement' website: http://freedommovement2014.wix.com/freedommovement
* About: National Freedom Movement What's it about?
* Freedom Summit - The Delegates
* Upcoming Forums: Stringer Facebook: "Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide forums in the next couple of weeks are an opportunity to hear about the Freedom Movement's Sit-In at Canberra commencing on January 26."
* Audio Interview: 4ZZZ Brisbane: Indigi-Briz interviews Michael Anderson about the Freedom Summit ...
* WGAR Background to the National Freedom Movement
* WGAR Background to 'The Freedom Summit'
Invasion Day Events - Monday 26 January 2015
WGAR News: Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day & Day of Mourning Events - Monday 26 January 2015
* Background to Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day and Day of Mourning
* 'National Freedom Movement' sit-in at Canberra
* Adelaide events
* Brisbane events
* Melbourne events
* Sydney events
- Background to Aboriginal Sovereignty Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day and Day of Mourning
Event: Sun 26 January 2015: various locations in Australia
Sovereignty Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day / Day of Mourning
"Aboriginal people call it ‘Invasion Day’,
‘Day of Mourning’, ‘Survival Day’ or,
since 2006, ‘Aboriginal Sovereignty Day’.
The latter name reflects that all Aboriginal
nations are sovereign and should be united
in the continuous fight for their rights." Creative Spirits
"Australia Day - No time to celebrate:
Australia Day is traditionally the most racist
day of the year for Aboriginal people.
When people celebrate on January 26,
there is no escaping the fact they are celebrating
the day that one race of people invaded another
race of people’s country and took control of
Aboriginal lands and tried to dominate Aboriginal
people. Invasion Day, as it should be called,
celebrates the dispossession of land, culture,
and way of life of Aborigines." Jay McDonald, GLW
Event details: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-...
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/46475
- 'National Freedom Movement' sit-in at Canberra
Homepage of New 'National Freedom Movement' website:
"They gathered at the Old Bungalow at Mparntwe
(Alice Springs) from across the continent and for two days
in the centre of this continent, those at the Freedom
Summit spoke of the continuing tragedies and attacks
against their people and of the ways forward. A delegation
of 20 was endorsed by the Freedom Summit to mobilise around
it the First Peoples of this continent to stand up united
and reclaim the "Aboriginal Rights Struggle". In the
meantime, the Federal Government has responded to the
Summit’s organisers with the offer of a meeting.
But on January 26, the delegation will converge on Canberra
– and begin a sit-in right outside Parliament.
Thousands will join them, and in so doing, so will the
world’s press" (The Stringer - Gerry Georgatos 2014)
[Includes updated flyers for Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane]