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APARTHEID IN AUSTRALIA MUST END - IT NEEDS ITS OWN MANDELA! [Copy link] 中文

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EXCERPT FROM

"MANDELA IS GONE, BUT APARTHEID IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AUSTRALIA" BY A VERY DECENT AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST, MR. JOHN PILGER, WRITTEN RECENTLY ON DECEMBER 19, 2013

(Everyone should read his original article at http://johnpilger.com/articles/mandela-is-gone-but-apartheid-is-alive-and-well-in-australia.)

"The boys would end up working on white-run farms, the girls as servants in middle-class homes. This was undeclared slave labour. They were known as the Stolen Generation. Hetti Perkins told me that when Charlie was an infant she had kept him tied to her back, and would hide whenever she heard the hoofs of the police horses. "They didn't get him," she said, with pride.

In 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised for this crime against humanity. Older Aboriginal people were grateful; they believed that Australia's first people - the most enduring human presence on earth - might finally receive the justice and recognition they had been denied for 220 years.

What few of them heard was the postscript to Rudd's apology. "I want to be blunt about this," he said. "There will be no compensation."  That 100,000 people deeply wronged and scarred by vicious racism - the product of a form of the eugenics movement with its links to fascism - would be given no opportunity to materially restore their lives was shocking, though not surprising. Most governments in Canberra, conservative or Labor, have insinuated that the First Australians are to blame for their suffering and poverty.

When the Labor government in the 1980s promised "full restitution" and land rights, the powerful mining lobby went on the attack, spending millions campaigning on the theme that "the blacks" would "take over your beaches and barbies". The government capitulated, even though the lie was farcical; Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population."

NO WONDER WE HAVE SUCH A LARGE CONTINGENT OF NEO-NAZI'S FROM AUSTRALIA IN THIS FORUM HELPING JAPAN DENY ITS GENOCIDE OF THE CHINESE AND KOREAN PEOPLES, TRIVIALIZING ITS SIGNIFICANCE, AND AGGRESSIVELY DEMONIZING THE VICTIMS OF THEIR NAZI SOULMATES.




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ANOTHER FASCINATING EXCERPT FROM JOHN PILGER'S

"MANDELA IS GONE, BUT APARTHEID IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AUSTRALIA".


"Today, Aboriginal children are again being stolen from their families. The bureaucratic words are "removed" for "child protection". By July 2012, there were 13,299 Aboriginal children in institutions or handed over to white families. Today, the theft of these children is now higher than at any time during the last century. I have interviewed numerous specialists in child care who regard this as a second stolen generation. "Many of the kids never see their mothers and communities again," Olga Havnen, the author of a report for the Northern Territory government, told me. "In the Northern Territory, $80 million was spent on surveillance and removing kids, and less than $500,000 on supporting these impoverished families. Families are often given no warning and have no idea where their children are being taken. The reason given is neglect - which means poverty. This is destroying Aboriginal culture and is racist. If apartheid South Africa had done this, there would have been an uproar."

In the town of Wilcannia, New South Wales, the life expectancy of Aborigines is 37 - lower than the Central African Republic, perhaps the poorest country on earth, currently racked by civil war. Wilcannia's other distinction is that the Cuban government runs a literacy programme there, teaching young Aboriginal children to read and write. This is what the Cubans are famous for - in the world's poorest countries. Australia is one of the world's richest countries.

I filmed similar conditions 28 years ago when I made my first film about indigenous Australia, The Secret Country. Vince Forrester, an Aboriginal elder I interviewed then, appears in my new film, Utopia. He guided me through a house in Mutitjulu where 32 people lived, mostly children, many of them suffering from otitis media, an infectious, entirely preventable disease that impairs hearing and speech. "Seventy per cent of the children in this house are partially deaf," he said. Turning straight to my camera, he said, "Australians, this is what we call an abuse of human rights."

The majority of Australians are rarely confronted with their nation's dirtiest secret. In 2009, the respected United Nations Special Rapporteur, Professor James Anaya, witnessed similar conditions and described government "intervention" policies as racist. The then Minister for Indigenous Health, Tony Abbott, told him to "get a life" and stop listening to "the victim brigade". Abbott is now the prime minister of Australia.

In Western Australia, minerals are being dug up from Aboriginal land and shipped to China for a profit of a billion dollars a week. In this, the richest, "booming" state, the prisons bulge with stricken Aboriginal people, including juveniles whose mothers stand at the prison gates, pleading for their release. The incarceration of black Australians here is eight times that of black South Africans during the last decade of apartheid.

When Nelson Mandela was buried this week, his struggle against apartheid was duly celebrated in Australia, though the irony was missing. Apartheid was defeated largely by a global campaign from which the South African regime never recovered. Similar opprobrium has seldom found its mark in Australia, principally because the Aboriginal population is so small and Australian governments have been successful in dividing and co-opting a disparate leadership with gestures and vacuous promises. That may well be changing. A resistance is growing, yet again, in the Aboriginal heartland, especially among the young. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, which have made treaties with their first people, Australia has offered gestures often wrapped in the law. However, in the 21st century the outside world is starting to pay attention. The specter of Mandela's South Africa is a warning.""


CHINA SHOULD DONATE MONEY TO A NEW MANDELA FUND FOR AUSTRALIA.  APARTHEID IN AUSTRALIA IS WHAT DRIVES ITS FOREIGN POLICY TO BACK UP THE JAPANESE NAZI REGIME AND USE IT TO PROVOKE A NEW PACIFIC WAR, BY MISLEADING AMERICA INTO BELIEVING THAT CHINA IS THREATENING AUSTRALIA'S EXISTENCE, WHICH IS THE VERY OPPOSITE OF REALITY.

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This is the alternate official flag of Australia which everyone should use from now on.

Time for the democratic world to focus on a real system of Apartheid that requires relief.  Global relief.  Massive relief.  All the Black peoples, Brown peoples, Yellow peoples, Red peoples and most of all, the White peoples of conscience, should condemn the ongoing APARTHEID IN AUSTRALIA.

The New FREE AUSTRALIA MOVEMENT needs Asian, African, American, Indian and Malay champions.

China should stop buying ores from Australia and buy them instead from Africa.  Apartheid politicians should not be invited or visited by their counterparts in the community of nations.  This bastion of race supremacism should be STOPPED from influencing and interfering with the peace and progress of the Asian Pacific Region.

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This thread was posted on the official Australia Day holiday
Mon 27 th Jan.Like to mention.
Some call it "invasion day" .
John Pilger  himself being Australian has over simplified the issues indigenous Australians face and the causes.Never mentions isolation by being in some of the remotest places.
Can go on and on.
That's for another time.Though have to say there has been big strides made.
The Australian of the year ( stupid award  )this time is actually an Indigenous Australian, Adam Goodes.
Fantastic person and great. AFL player.


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