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      'Gallipoli, Inc' helps the denial of genocide:
      David T. Rowlands, Green Left


      Newsletter date: 25 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/24/wgar-news-gallipoli-inc-helps-the-denial-of-genocide-david-t-rowlands-green-left

      Contents:

      * David T. Rowlands, Green Left: 'Gallipoli, Inc' helps the denial of genocide
      * Dean Ashenden, Canberra Times: Best we forget?
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Killing Times
      * Noah Riseman, WA Today: Our black history: lest we forget Aboriginal veterans
      * Keeli Cambourne, Illawarra Mercury: Aboriginal Diggers 'couldn't even get a beer in a pub'
      * The Stringer: Roger Cook gets it right, Governor wrong
      * Richard Fotheringham, Australian: Inside the killing fields of Queensland
      * NIRS: Australians urged to remember Indigenous diggers
      * Canberra Anzac Eve Peace Vigil: with sorrow for the trauma to Aboriginal peoples in the wake of Australia's Frontier Wars
      * Redfern ANZAC Day March and Commemorative Service: Honouring our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Servicemen and Servicewomen
      * Mark Kenny and Josephine Tovey, Daily Advertiser: Libs reignite culture wars over Anzac Day teaching
      * Tracker: Pyne's Anzac concern a distraction: PM
      * Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

      * Nicola Butler, The Stringer: National Congress membership soars
      * Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

      * Other articles


      * DAVID T. ROWLANDS, GREEN LEFT:
      'GALLIPOLI, INC' HELPS THE DENIAL OF GENOCIDE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Green Left: 'Gallipoli, Inc' helps the denial of genocide
      http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53885
      23 Apr 13: "The truth about Anzac Day is that it is as much
      about denial as it is about remembrance. It is a denial
      that functions for both sides of the original conflict. The
      two countries that have invested much energy into
      sustaining the Gallipoli industry - Australia and Turkey -
      also have a genocidal past. Not coincidentally, both
      countries have used the device of "Gallipoli, Inc" to blot
      out shameful historical memories that they would rather not
      address." By David T. Rowlands


      * DEAN ASHENDEN, CANBERRA TIMES:
      BEST WE FORGET?



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Canberra Times: Best we forget?
      http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/editorial/best-we-forget-20130422-2iaii.html
      23 Apr 13: "Dean Ashenden argues that Australia must take a
      long, hard look at the war waged against its first people.
      ... It is now 33 years since the Australian War Memorial
      (AWM) was first asked to consider recognising the "frontier
      wars". The suggestion came from a distinguished historian
      and consultant to the memorial, none other than Geoffrey
      Blainey. Blainey's view was unusual at the time, but support
      for it grew to include historians ranging from the usual
      left-liberal suspects such as Ken Inglis and Henry Reynolds
      to the memorial's then-principal historian Peter Stanley
      and ... " Dean Ashenden
      "Dean Ashenden has written on relations between black and
      white in Australia in History Australia, Meanjin,
      The Weekend Australian and Inside Story."


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      THE KILLING TIMES



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: The Killing Times
      http://thestringer.com.au/the-killing-times/
      22 Apr 13: "Australia was founded on bloodshed, and its
      historical identity and its origins-of-thinking include
      slavery (blackbirding), social engineering, apartheid,
      racism. To deny all of this is to keep Australians hostage
      to the various veils and layers of racism. Understanding
      the past is to free up the present and the future from
      being held hostage by lies. Far too often our ability to
      discover the truth has been outstripped by the capacity to
      manifest deceit." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * NOAH RISEMAN, WA TODAY:
      OUR BLACK HISTORY: LEST WE FORGET ABORIGINAL VETERANS



      - Analysis / Opinion

      WA Today: Our black history: lest we forget Aboriginal veterans
      http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/our-black-history-lest-we-forget-aboriginal-veterans-20130423-2icn5.html
      24 Apr 13: "It is time to honour indigenous Australians who
      fought and died for us.
      Anzac Day is a time when all Australians pause to remember
      the sacrifices service members have made to defend this
      land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions
      to defence of country are part of that history, and they,
      too, must be remembered, honoured and thanked. This is not
      about special treatment; it is about remembering that among
      the ranks of the Anzacs and the many other men and women
      who defended Australia, some of them were black."
      Noah Riseman
      "Dr Noah Riseman is a senior lecturer in history at the
      Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He is the
      author of the book Defending Whose Country? Indigenous
      Soldiers in the Pacific War."


      * KEELI CAMBOURNE, ILLAWARRA MERCURY:
      ABORIGINAL DIGGERS 'COULDN'T EVEN GET A BEER IN A PUB'



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Illawarra Mercury:
      Aboriginal Diggers 'couldn't even get a beer in a pub'

      http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1449559/aboriginal-diggers-couldnt-even-get-a-beer-in-a-pub/
      22 Apr 13: "A 10-minute walk away from the iconic dome of
      the war memorial, a smaller, less well-known commemoration
      will also have its share of people paying their respects.
      The small plaque on a boulder in the bush is dedicated to
      the Australian Aboriginal soldiers who have lost their
      lives in battle in every war in which Australia has
      participated, but whom most Australians know little about.
      ... So while you're waving your Australian flag at the men
      and women marching down your local streets on Thursday,
      remember the forgotten soldiers who died for our freedom
      - lest we forget." By Keeli Cambourne


      * THE STRINGER:
      ROGER COOK GETS IT RIGHT, GOVERNOR WRONG



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Roger Cook gets it right, Governor wrong
      http://thestringer.com.au/roger-cook-gets-it-right-governor-wrong/
      19 Apr 13: "Western Australia’s Governor, Malcolm McCusker,
      in what was a surprising gaffe or an act of ignorance from
      him - but an insult to Aboriginal peoples - claimed in a
      speech to a joint sitting of Parliament that Australia as
      we know it was "achieved without civil war or bloodshed."
      Tell that to descendants of the hundreds of Aboriginal
      cultures whose ancestors were slaughtered in massacres.
      ... This was all too much for the Deputy Leader of the
      Opposition, Roger Cook who yesterday challenged Governor
      McCusker’s comments. Mr Cooke has married into an
      Aboriginal family."


      * RICHARD FOTHERINGHAM, AUSTRALIAN:
      INSIDE THE KILLING FIELDS OF QUEENSLAND



      - Book Review

      Australian:
      Inside the killing fields of Queensland

      Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/532
      6 Oct 10: "The discovery of a memoir by Steele Rudd's
      father sheds light on the murderous collision between
      settlers and Aborigines on the Darling Downs. Euopean
      settlement in Australia was bloody brutal. The idea that on
      small or imagined provocation you had to kill Aborigines
      indiscriminately was tacitly acknowledged throughout the
      immigrant rural communities: "how else could the land be
      made safe for settlers and their families?" Here is a book
      review that reveals a few historical records of southern
      Queensland's frontier wars."


      * NIRS:
      AUSTRALIANS URGED TO REMEMBER INDIGENOUS DIGGERS



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Australians urged to remember Indigenous diggers

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29128/Australians-urged-to-remember-Indigenous-diggers.html
      24 Apr 13: "An Indigenous Vietnam War veteran says
      Australians should take time this ANZAC Day to remember the
      sacrifices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who
      fought in the nation’s wars."

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Call to improve Canberra war memorial

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29129/Call-to-improve-Canberra-war-memorial.html
      24 Apr 13: "An Indigenous soldier commemorative group has
      called for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to better
      tribute Indigenous contributions to the nation’s wars."


      * CANBERRA ANZAC EVE PEACE VIGIL:
      WITH SORROW FOR THE TRAUMA TO ABORIGINAL PEOPLES
      IN THE WAKE OF AUSTRALIA'S FRONTIER WARS



      - Past Event

      Event: Wed 24 April 2013: Canberra, ACT
      Canberra Anzac Eve Peace Vigil 2013
      "With each successive Vigil on the eve of Anzac Day,
      our contemplation of the sufferings in Australia’s war
      involvements is deepening, with particular recognition
      and sorrow for the ongoing trauma to Aboriginal peoples
      in the wake of Australia’s Frontier Wars; ...
      This year, a ceremonial focus is the kindling of the
      Peace Fire at the Aboriginal Memorial, embers of
      which will light the lanterns and Welcome to Country
      ceremony at the top of Mt. Ainslie, light the community
      gathering and smoking ceremony at Remembrance Park,
      and light the walkers’ way to the all-night Peace Vigil
      at the end of Anzac Parade."
      Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/canberra-anzac-eve-peace-vigil-2013


      * REDFERN ANZAC DAY MARCH AND COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE:
      HONOURING OUR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER
      SERVICEMEN AND SERVICEWOMEN



      - Upcoming Event

      Event: Thu 25 April 2013: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
      2013 - Redfern ANZAC Day March and
      Commemorative Service

      Honouring our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      Servicemen and Servicewomen

      Event details: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Redfern-Waterloo/message/7135


      * MARK KENNY AND JOSEPHINE TOVEY, DAILY ADVERTISER:
      LIBS REIGNITE CULTURE WARS OVER ANZAC DAY TEACHING



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Daily Advertiser:
      Libs reignite culture wars over Anzac Day teaching

      http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/1450363/libs-reignite-culture-wars-over-anzac-day-teaching/
      23 Apr 13: "Retired top soldier Peter Cosgrove has emerged
      as the man most likely to replace Australia's first female
      governor-general under a future Coalition government intent
      on putting the Anzac tradition above indigenous history. ...
      The vice-regal stoush came as opposition education
      spokesman Christopher Pyne appeared to re-open the
      so-called "history wars" which raged during the Howard years,
      by attacking the school curriculum for putting Aboriginal
      and multicultural commemoration days on the same level as
      Anzac Day." By Mark Kenny and Josephine Tovey


      * TRACKER:
      PYNE'S ANZAC CONCERN A DISTRACTION: PM



      - News

      newsTracker: Pyne's Anzac concern a distraction: PM
      Tracker: http://tracker.org.au/2013/04/a-coalition-government-would-look-to-change-national-history-curriculum-pyne/
      Perth Now: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/pynes-anzac-concern-a-distraction-pm/story-fnhrvfuw-1226627125525
      23 Apr 13: "PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has dismissed as a
      smokescreen coalition concerns about the treatment of the
      Anzac story in school history classes. Opposition education
      spokesman Christopher Pyne has flagged a review of the
      national curriculum if the coalition wins government at the
      September 14 election. He wants Anzac Day to be treated
      with more prominence and raised concerns about the teaching
      of a "black armband view" of Australian history."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

      Last updated:  24 April 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies


      * NICOLA BUTLER, THE STRINGER:
      NATIONAL CONGRESS MEMBERSHIP SOARS



      - News

      The Stringer: National Congress membership soars
      http://thestringer.com.au/national-congress-membership-soars/
      23 Apr 13: "Membership to the Congress of Australia’s First
      Peoples has increased by more than 700 members in the last
      six months, a meeting of Congress delegates was told in
      Adelaide. The meeting, opened by Kaurna Elder and National
      Congress member, Aunty Josie Agius, received an update on
      initiatives by the Congress as well as an address by
      Co-Chair, Jody Broun. The growth in membership to the
      Congress was welcome news with elections to be held soon by
      the organisation." By Nicola Butler


      * BACKGROUND TO NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLES:

      Last updated: 5 May 2012

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-national-congress-of-australia%E2%80%99s-first-peoples


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Chris Munro from the NSWALC talks to CAAMA.

      http://caama.com.au/chris-munro-from-the-nswalc-talks-to-caama
      23 Apr 13: "New South Wales Aboriginal Land Councils says
      social media played a major role in informing people of
      overtly racist material contained in a prominent Western
      Australian newsletter."

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