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Recognise January 26 as Invasion Day!

Last year tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Australia for January 26 Invasion Day protests. Formally called Australia Day, January 26 is seen by Indigenous people as a day to...

Stolenwealth protesters highlight Aboriginal oppression

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games was marked with bitter irony. As the performers and speakers waxed lyrically, welcoming people from across the globe to Australia, Aboriginal rights protesters from the Stolenwealth...

The system has failed Elijah, and all indigenous people

In August, thousands of people took to the streets to protest the unjust verdict handed down to the killer of indigenous teenager Elijah Doughty. Elijah’s killer was found not guilty of manslaughter, and was...

Struggle the key to Indigenous self-determination

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 Aboriginal land. The change is partly to benefit the mining...

January 26 should be known as Invasion Day

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 demonstrate against the continued marginalisation of Indigenous people and the...

Kalgoorlie: Racist system fails indigenous people

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 ute in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Hitting the boy seems to have...

Strengthening the fight for Aboriginal liberation

The ongoing dispossession of Aboriginal people in Australia is driven by the needs of the capitalist system. Racism is used explicitly to justify attacks on Aboriginal communities, welfare and working rights. By attacking Aboriginal...

Resistance to government’s ‘Recognise’ campaign grows

Indigenous people's scepticism towards the government-backed campaign to acknowledge Aboriginal people in the Australian constitution is developing into outright opposition. Recognise has attempted to portray itself as a grassroots 'people's movement' to eradicate racial discrimination...

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