‘Black GST‘ is an aboriginal rights activism group, calling for Genocide to end, Sovereignty to be acknowledged and a Treaty to be negotiated with Australian Aborigines. Black GST has a protest camp at the Kings Domain Gardens in Melbourne as well as has set up a ‘Stolenwealth Games‘ website.
Black GST representative Robbie Thorpe has delivered a notice for the Queen, who is presently resident at Government House in Melbourne, demanding redress:
“We have exhausted all other legal avenues in this country to get these fundamental legal issues resolved. Despite victory in the Federal Court of Australia to force the Australian Government to pass legislation to make genocide a crime in Australia, these issues are still not being addressed.
“Queen Elizabeth II is the sovereign ruler of this nation and she is ultimately responsible for the running of this country. Unless she instructs the initiation of legal redress within the next 28 days, I will be taking this case further to the International Criminal Court.
“Our people never ceded Sovereignty over these lands; we have never given consent for what is effectively an undeclared war on our lands and against our people. We must have custodial rights over our sacred sites and the recognition of our traditional ceremony and practice entrenched in law.
“Unless The Queen instructs to make progress on these fundamental legal issues, she will be facing the prospect of an International Criminal Court summons.”
Along with the Black GST protest camp, anti-capitalism activists have railed against the Kristallnacht-like cleansing of Melbourne streets of graffiti artists and ‘undesirables,’ similar to the street-sweeping which took place in Sydney before the 2000 Olympic Games. Melbourne city officials have declared a war on graffiti, so the protesters have taken their art to the web…
As are all spaces, no?
Australian Aborigines have the shortest lifespan of any group of people in OECD nations, fully 20 years shorter than other Australians.
It’s time to stop dumping millions into amusements for the wealthy- and start taking care of our own.
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