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26th January - A national day of shame

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Australia Day stands as a reminder of massacres so why should Australia's First Nations People celebrate it?

This is not some John Howard "black armband" view of history, rather a white man's whitewash. You can shuttle history, but you cannot shuttle facts. It would be a great Australia Day if it faced honesty, historical facts, abandonment, hypocrisy, shelved superiority and embarked upon an exercise of spiritual empathy rather than religious hubris ...

In the light of the news about Australia's seat at the United Nations, it is sanguine to recollect what John Pilger said in 2012; "No country since apartheid South Africa has been more condemned by the UN for its racism than Australia."

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