Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Indigenous struggle

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The Turnbull government has promised a crackdown after statues of Lachlan Macquarie and Captain Cook in Sydney’s Hyde Park were spray-painted with the words …

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In mid-June the Labor Party and the Liberals passed the Native Title Amendment bill, changing the law to give mining companies greater access to …

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Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country to protest on January 26 this year. Melbourne alone saw over 10,000 …

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Right-wing politicians are campaigning to repeal Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) and make it legal to humiliate, insult, offend and intimidate …

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In late August a 14-year-old indigenous boy called Elijah Doughty was killed when the motorbike he was riding was struck from behind by a …

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Fifty years ago, 200 Gurindji stock workers, domestic servants and their families withdrew their labour and walked off Baron Vesteys’ Wave Hill cattle station …

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The ongoing dispossession of Aboriginal people in Australia is driven by the needs of the capitalist system. Racism is used explicitly to justify attacks …

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In July a damning 4 Corners report exposed numerous acts of abusive behaviour carried out by prison officers against inmates at the Northern Territory’s …

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The Recognise campaign, to include more recognition of Aboriginal people in the Constitution, has been rejected by 75% of Aboriginal people in independent polls. …

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By Mick Suter Outside the inquest into the death of the young aboriginal women Ms Dhu, Aunty Carol Roe told The Socialist “My granddaughter …

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By Jeremy Trott The Turnbull government is trialling a new cashless welfare card in three rural towns in preparation for a planned national roll …

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By Ben Convey Indigenous people’s scepticism towards the government-backed campaign to acknowledge Aboriginal people in the Australian constitution is developing into outright opposition. Recognise …

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Many people will remember Tony Abbott as the prime minister who called living in a remote Aboriginal community a ‘lifestyle choice’. It was a …

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The fallout from Adam Goodes’ ‘war-cry’ celebration continued last month when the two-time Brownlow medallist was forced from the field, citing stress leave. By …

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For the past couple of months the Australian Football League (AFL) has been marred by racist attacks on Sydney star Adam Goodes. After slotting …

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May Day saw significant mobilisations around Indigenous rights in many Australian cities. The International Day of Action Against the Forced Closures of Aboriginal Communities …

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Over 700 protesters, mainly from the Aboriginal communities, marched on the West Australian Parliament in late March to protest against the planned closure of …

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Protesters at the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) stood their ground after being issued with an eviction notice in late February. RATE is occupying …

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