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video: Graeme Dunstan @PeacebusDOTcom after being prevented from honouring the #frontierwars for #Anzac100

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A brief interview with Graeme Dunstan (@peacebusdotcomFrontier Wars) after the Australian Federal Police (backed by Riot Police) prevented a peaceful march as part of the ANZAC Centenary. 

Representatives and those of all colours marching in solidarity came to the ANZAC Day Centenary Parade from all over the country. They gathered to honour the Black Diggers and all those who died and have been forgotten since the Frontier Wars (the first wars this country ever saw).

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video of Senior Sergeant threatening to use taser at peaceful march #FrontierWars #GalliPoliceShame #ANZAC http://rbrt.cc/GalliPoliceShame

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Today, 25th April 2015, Australian Federal Police, backed by Riot Police, prevented a peaceful march as part of the ANZAC Centenary. Representatives and those of all colours marching in solidarity came to the ANZAC Day Centenary Parade from all over the country. They gathered to honour the Black Diggers and all those who died and have been forgotten since the Frontier Wars (the first wars this country ever saw).

During this peaceful protest, one of the First Nations Elders was harassed by Senior Sergeant Adrian Crank who threatened to use his taser without any reasonable provocation.

A Press Release is available via the Sovereign Parliament Facebook Page.

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a few shots from tonight's #frontierwars ANZAC Peace Vigil, Canberra

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Frontier Wars is a storytelling camp at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra taking place around the ANZAC Centenary (19-26 April 2015). Throughout the week we have been listening to stories about colonisation (the first war this country ever saw) and sharing knowledge across cultures and geographies.

The ANZAC Peace Vigil was a moving event tonight, the eve of ANZAC Day. We started from the top of Mount Ainslie with a traditional First Nations 'challenge' (allowing men to be on the women's mountain) and smoking ceremony. Then, lit entirely by lanterns and accompanied by clap sticks, we walked down to the War Memorial, sharing personal reflections on the wars of old and waging peace for our shared future.

These are a few shots from the night (more shots from the preparations are on the flickrset).

Join us tomorrow for the fifth annual Frontier Wars March x

 

#frontierwars storytelling camp @PeacebusDOTcom @TentEmbassy2015

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Canberra is gleaming in deliciously warm sunlight today, after several days/nights of bitter cold (so lots of fireside time, which ain't half bad :).

It's hard to know what to share from the talks and films so far, but the fact i'm knitting rather than tweeting probably says something in itself.

Stumbled on the below First Dog On The Moon​ strip from last year, and after watching a film from last year am wondering if our march on Sunday will be welcomed in this time around.

I know the weather is pretty awful (especially NSW, stay safe guys) but for anyone who can, come and join us at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy​ for the talks/films this week, the vigil (24th) and the march (25th): http://www.peacebus.com/FrontierWars/StorytellingCamp2015.html

First Dog on the Moon on ... remembering the fallen - cartoon

 

#lateraldrifting on the journey, not the destination

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passed through Manangatang last night & spent a most entertaining evening with a few of the locals.

that's what roadtrips are all about, making new friends so each journey can be as much about reconnecting the dots as getting to a destination. (the fact it has a wicked name is just icing on the cake :)

 

wondering what would happen if asylum seekers applied for aboriginal visas (they offer those as well as passports for $50pa).

http://www.apg.org.au/held-up-for-using-aboriginal-passport.php

 
 

Nomads in Residence wanted for a REALLYbigroadtrip http://rbrt.cc/NomadsEOI

 

"it is YOUR job not to compromise Fee"

 

have you seen @theBoxtrolls? if not: do. like, NOW. #whoa #wordsfail #thankfuckforart #LAIKA #creativeactivism / @saaclub

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Spotted a dear friend's fb recommendation of The Boxtrolls (by LAIKA, based on the book Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow) last night. He's one of those friends where if they say sommat is good, you go watch it. So I did.

Oh. My. Word.

Such truth and beauty from story and art is so refreshing. Creative activism indeed... 

I want to say so much more about it but - argh! Please watch it so I can talk to someone about it... And make sure you watch the end credits ALL the way to the end.

(and thanks Dave, love ya bones x)