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Black GST — Genocide, Sovereignty, Treaty

Released Tuesday, 23rd June 2020
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As part of 2018’s Seven Days of Resistance WAR: Warriors for the Aboriginal Resistance, held a Black GST Public Forum. Long-time Indigenous activists Tony Birch; Margi Thorpe; Robbie Thorpe; and non-Indigenous ally Clare Land talked Genocide, Sovereignty, Treaty. This audio is an excerpt from that discussion. A cultural warning: the audio here contains the voice of a deceased person: Alice Pearl Daiguma Eather’s ‘My Story is Your Story’. The music in this piece is ‘Spirit’ by bangarra dance company. At times Robbie’s confrontational, and while his is only one person’s view, he tells it the way he sees it, and we love him for that. "The only hope you got is the spirit of this land, which we represent and embody. Us. We carry that with us; that divinity" — Robbie Thorpe (Jan 26 2018) There's a direct and urgent link between genocide, ecocide, homicide & suicide. The Black GST contends that three fundamental issues must be resolved for the holistic wellbeing of the Indigenous peoples of the Australian continent: Stop Genocide; Acknowledge Sovereignty; Make Treaties. Until this happens, we all have nothing.