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20 Mar 2011 Rally to Stop the Intervention


20 March 2011

Rally to Stop the Intervention Sunday, March 20th,

Sydney Town Hall, 1 P.M.

We had a good turnout despite of the weather.

For videos of the event please click here.

For the flier: please click here

For the Media Release: please click here

For John Leemans Speech of 15 March 2011: please click here

Speakers to include:

Chris Graham - Founding and former editor of the National Indigenous Times
John Leemans - Kalkaringi and Daguragu Strike Leader and Gurindji spokesman
Nicole Watson - Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS

To mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS) is organising a rally in central Sydney.

We are demanding:

- Stop the NT intervention - no to racism!
- Make all laws subject to the Racial Discrimination Act1975
- Welfare rights for all - no income management
- Land Rights not Leases
- Real Jobs not BasicCards

These control measures remain in place:

- Government Business Managers on Aboriginal communities
- Signing over Aboriginal land for 5-40 years before housing or services are offered
- Racist alcohol and pornography bans
- People will still not have access to the Racial Discrimination Act to challenge these measures

Demonstrate your opposition to these policies at our rally on Sunday March 20, 1pm Sydney Town Hall


Videos from the event:

Rally to Stop the Intervention - John Leemans on Vimeo.


Rally to Stop the Intervention - Compilation on Vimeo.


Some of the following photos are courtesty of Barbara McGrady.


All Speakers

Some of the speakers of the event

From left to right: Graham, David, John, Jenny, Chris, Nicole, Lola