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Stalemate on The Block in Redfern as protesters defy trespass notice

Trespass sign posted at Redfern Tent Embassy

The Aboriginal Housing Company posted the trespass signs in February, giving the protesters 72 hours to vacate the property. The protesters rallied to bolster their ranks and were still in their 'tent embassy' more than a week after the deadline passed. Wiradjuri elder Jenny Munro has been camping at the site since May 26 last year, to demand more affordable Aboriginal housing on the land which was purchased by the Aboriginal Housing Company with a federal government grant in the 1970s. Read more about Stalemate on The Block in Redfern as protesters defy trespass notice

Redfern First Nations Embassy slapped with 48 hour eviction notices

Property investors have been promised a suburb "free of Aboriginals," but protesters in Sydney's most well-known Indigenous community aren't giving in without a fight. According to Munro, occupants of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy (RATE) were slapped with eviction notices at mid-afternoon, and given a 48-hour window to respond. That means activists must take their case to a court before Sunday afternoon. “He served it knowing we won't be able to access the courts. It's just more filthy politics,” Jenny Munro stated. Read more about Redfern First Nations Embassy slapped with 48 hour eviction notices

Grandmothers protest worst ever stealing of Australian Aboriginal children

On the 13th February, 2014, Grandmothers Against Removals protested in front of Parliament house, Canberra. "Today we march in protest against the unprecedented theft of Aboriginal children from their families by so-called "Child Protection" agencies across Australia. We are in urgent need of protection from the criminal actions of these Departments, who persecute Aboriginal families and mobilise police to terrorise children with forced removals. More Aboriginal children are forcibly separated from their families at this moment than at any time in history. - Diet Simon writes Read more about Grandmothers protest worst ever stealing of Australian Aboriginal children

1965 Freedom Ride re-enactment back on track

Freedom Ride Re-Enactment 2015

Ghillar Michael Anderson responds to a confrontation with those organising 1965 Freedom Ride re-enactment, in particular Rachel Perkins who took offence at his comments in a recent media release.

Having now spoken with all the parties, which was not done in the first instance, Michael Anderson corrects some matters in his previous statement, including that Noel Pearson will be travelling on the 2015 Re-enactment. Read more about 1965 Freedom Ride re-enactment back on track

1965 Freedom Ride re-enactment going off track

February 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Charles Perkins' and Sydney University's Freedom Ride from Wellington, Walgett, Moree, Gulargambone, Boggabilla, Bowraville and Kempsey etc, but having learnt of Rachel Perkins' proposal to travel with Noel Pearson to commemorate this historic occasion, this commemorative re-enactment of the original Freedom Ride will not be celebrated for what the original Freedom ride stood for. Read more about 1965 Freedom Ride re-enactment going off track

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