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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 08:16 PM

21. If you can show that the ISJA is corrupt...

then I'll question their motives, otherwise their cause seems righteous enough for me. Has it occured to you that maybe the reason they have been so inactive in previous years has been due to lack of funding in a poor economy?

From your linked post at greenleft.org:

“The receiving of the Aboriginal passports is not intended to make its holders complacent. Rather, it’s an active commitment to respect and protect the land spanning the entire continent as well as a commitment to changing the current conditions. This includes speaking out and acting against the unabated murder of Indigenous people in various Australian institutions, as well as the continual theft of Aboriginal land by large corporations with the protection of the Australian government.

“Also, the passport ceremony is not intended to be a feel-good event. As migrants that have come to live and be privileged by a colonial occupation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands, we believe that it is our duty to respect the people, the stories and the land, if we chose to continue living here.”

All involved in this event see it as being of great significance towards a real multicultural and pluralistic reconciliation.

The first step on a long, long journey of mutual respect and social justice for all in this country. Including our asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and non-Aborigines.

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