I was at melbourne central today and I was eating hungry jacks whilst I was waiting for the train and I realised there was nowhere to put the rubbish. Turns out all the bins at melbourne stations have been removed because of the terror threat. Then in the space of 10 minutes there were two announcements not to leave bags unattended. Well done Australia, you’ve fallen even deeper into Abbott’s filthy arsehole.
American troops in England before D-Day, May 1944.
You forgot? Still feel fucking betrayed. I wanted blue hair
well i havent done it yet. we can still have a pastel-hair dying shindig.
I thought you said wed do this together i feel fucking betrayed
WE STILL CAN
the mariner’s revenge song // the decemberists
there is one thing i must say to you
as you sail across the sea
always your mother will watch over you
as you avenge this wicked deed
This is heartbreaking footage. This Indigenous kid is being ripped from her mum, the kid pleading not be taken away and asking what she has done wrong. Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generation means jack shit if Indigenous families are still being ripped apart in 2014.
As Pilger noted in his Guardian article earlier this year, our Aboriginal population makes up 2.5% of the overall population but makes up 33% of children removed from homes. As of June last year 14,000 Indigenous kids had been removed. We spent an enormous $80 million on surveillance of our Indigenous communities but only $275,000 on supporting the same Indigenous communities. Just last week SBS reported that police turned up in riot gear in the middle of the night to take some Indigenous kids away from their parents. They not only handcuffed the parents at gunpoint but allegedly the grandfather and aunt next door.
It might be less explicit but this is the stolen generation again. Just as insidious and just as racist.