Thoughts provoked by Australia (Invasion?) Day

by ray goodlass

Australia Day, or Invasion Day as I think it should be known, yesterday reminded me that we white Australian are, like the Israelis, colonial settlers who illegally usurped the land of others. I had thought this whilst I was in Palestine, but yesterday brought it back to mind.

I think since the 1967 referendum we, unlike the Israelis, have made some amends, but nowhere near enough, unfortunately. So its a timely reminder for me to be as active about Aboriginal rights as I am about a Just Peace for Palestinians

 

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