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Callous police raid on the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy

RED ALERT
PM 24 December 2014
Red Alert to Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy supporters

The police have indicated that they can and will at any day in the immediate future remove the Tent Embassy by force, under Mick Mundine's instructions. SUPPORT REQUIRED 24 HRS
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We must always maintain the knowledge of who our true enemy is and it is certainly not a group of people who seek to take back ownership of that which we fought for and continue to fight for right through to this day.

Shaun Harris and Jenny Munro
Jenny Munro at the Embassy with Shaun Harris from Western Australia. Shaun's Neice died in custody in 2014 and he led the campaign "National Day of Support for Julieka Dhu and Against Deaths In Custody"

(Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy)

Media Release

Ghillar Michael Anderson, Convenor and Joint Spokesperson of the Sovereign Union and Head of State of Euahlayi Peoples Republic, said from Goodooga today that the police raid on the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy at such a time of year shows the callous disregard and disrespect for the right to protest by Aboriginal people on an issue that is near and dear to their hearts. I am surprised that the Aboriginal Housing Company committed this action against the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy at this time of year.

Jenny Munro, founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy wearing Justice for Julieka Dhu T-Shirt
(Australians against Aboriginal Racism and Forced Land Acquisition - Facebook)


Mick Mundine, CEO Aboriginal Housing Company
(jamesjohnmccallum.wordpress.com)

People are suffering in every quarter of our society from callous, uncaring and bigotted governments, which insist on eroding our rights and placing fear into the hearts and minds of the general community over matters that are of their own making.

For the Aboriginal Housing Company to approve of the removal of the Embassy without dialogue on issues that are worrying the people is just plain silly. The whole purpose of establishing the original Redfern Housing Company was to deliver low cost housing to an impoverished community. It was intended to lift the people out of the despair of poverty and squalor.

I acknowledge that the Aboriginal Housing Company, in working with the government of the day during the Sydney Olympics, made a significant contribution to relocate, with better housing, the former tenants of The Block, as many of the tenants relocated were housed back in their home towns or in other parts of the Sydney Metropolitan region.

It can be understood why the Redfern Aboriginal Housing Company seeks to enter into a commercial world, as governments are forcing Aboriginal people into the new world economy and this means that if the Housing Company seeks to fit into this world, then they should do so without having to resort to establishing confrontations between our people and the police over the Block that was acquired for the purpose of improving our lot.

We must avoid attacking each other. This fits right into the concepts and expectations that mainstream have with regard to Aboriginal Peoples. There are other ways to solving problems, other than calling upon the NSW Police.

We must always maintain the knowledge of who our true enemy is and it is certainly not a group of people who seek to take back ownership of that which we fought for and continue to fight for right through to this day.

I ask the directors of the Redfern Aboriginal Housing Company to rethink their aggressive mode of operation and to enter into dialogue in a diplomatic manner.

Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1999
Young girls play behind the gym on the Block, Christmas Day 1999
(The Saturday Paper 12 July 2014)

Contact: Ghillar Michael Anderson, 0427292492, ghillar29@gmail.com,