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Tent Embassy turning 40 and drumming up a big gathering

By johnboy 11 January 2012 48

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Last June we had a look at planning for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s 40th anniversary.

Today pink little birdie has reminded me that’s it’s full steam ahead.

This from the Facebook event page:

Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters and other members of the general public, to come together at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday 26th January 2012, to celebrate “SOVEREIGNTY DAY” and be part of the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40 years since the first protest on the site.

The ‘Federation of Aboriginal Sovereign Nations’ will be convening on Thursday 26th January 2012 where the focus of discussions will center around Sovereignty Issues.

After Sovereignty Business has been attended to by the ‘Federation of Aboriginal Sovereign Nations’ we will have a big Sovereignty Corroboree, over the rest of the weekend.

One Mob Represents Aboriginal people of Australia and a call to stand united as one.
One Voice Stands for a free Aboriginal Voice.

For further information please contact: niokac32a@hotmail.com

Apparently the Australian “occupy” movement are getting involved, they could certainly use some lessons in sticking to it from the tent embassy.

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devils_advocate 10:20 pm 21 Mar 12

troll-sniffer said :

devils_advocate said :

troll-sniffer said :

The Ghandis, the Abraham Lincolns etc of the world didn’t accept things the way they were, and had the will, foresight and most importantly ability to change things.

But luckily we have the 99 per cent (such as your good self) who are able to articulate such a clear and compelling road map for their like-minded sheeple friends to live by.

Ummmm your argument is wrong and misses the point. The characters you have nominated all worked within the society they found themselves in, used its and their own resources to further their cause. There’s a Grand Canyon of difference between those who constructively change society, even if there’s resistance at the time, and the loser brigade of spoilt cry-babies down at OPH.

1) I don’t think the tent embassy achieves anything. I alluded to as much above. So no argument from me there.
2) there was a blanket statement above stating we should just blindly do what the state tells us to. I don’t agree with that statement.
3) For around 99 per cent of the population, blind obedience to the state is probably the optimal course. But that 99 per cent shouldn’t hate the 1 per cent who can create change.
4) I don’t think that the circumstances leading to the emancipation proclamation can be accurately described as working within the system. Regardless, rather than comparing the tent embassy to Lincoln, I am actually contrasting them to illustrate a point, which was 2) above, not 1).

milkman 7:27 pm 21 Mar 12

Deref said :

Arseholes are arseholes – it has nothing to do with the colour of your skin. As the hymn says “Red and yellow, black and white, all are arseholes on that site” or something like that. Every day they spend there puts their cause back years.

It’s a damn shame.

Well said. The are plenty of Aboriginals who want to stand up and take their place in modern Australia, and lots of Australians who want them to do just that.

I-filed 7:20 pm 21 Mar 12

Does anyone know how the Tent Embassy parking exemption works? Is it an agreement between Katie Gallagher’s government and the NCA that they aren’t to be booked? There are three or four cars parked at the Tent Embassy daily … any public servant who dared park anywhere near there would be booked.

Ben_Dover 6:22 pm 21 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Indira or Rajiv?

Propa?

Deref 5:16 pm 21 Mar 12

Arseholes are arseholes – it has nothing to do with the colour of your skin. As the hymn says “Red and yellow, black and white, all are arseholes on that site” or something like that. Every day they spend there puts their cause back years.

It’s a damn shame.

Ben_Dover 5:15 pm 21 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Indira or Rajiv?

Goosey, goosey?

Stevian 5:08 pm 21 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

devils_advocate said :

Erg0 said :

If you’re sensitive to the subtext, I think he’s actually likening himself to Ghandi.

Buh? Any alleged subtext of this nature is purely your own invention. I’m nothing like either of the Ghandis.

Indira or Rajiv?

Mohandas, but I can’t expect someone like you to be aware of him

Stevian 5:07 pm 21 Mar 12

c_c said :

Send in the AFP Lenco and smash that eyesore.

What’s done is done, there will not be any sovereignty. There will not be any going back. Either move forward and try to be constructive members of society or exclude yourselves from society, meaning stop claiming dole checks while saying you want the white man out.

So sick of it. There are so many, high achieving, intelligent Aboriginal people in society. It’s low lives like this that give them all a bad image. And by trying the brain wash the next generation, they just fuel inter generational animosity and disadvantage.

Thankfully you have no control over what the AFP can and cannot do.

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