Indigenous Social Justice AssociationTuesday, 26 January 2016 - 1:00pm
The Block, RedfernNew South Wales
228 years and still fighting for sovereignty, treaty, social justice now!
Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA) Sydney is calling all to unite together for an Invasion Day March Tuesday 26th January 2016. The Invasion Day March is called for 1pm at the Block Redfern then marching to Circular Quay.
This is a call for all still fighting for sovereignty, treaty and social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to unite across Australia to protest the British Colonial Invasion 228 years ago. This will also be to remember the actions of our Aboriginal and allied comrades in 1938, Ray Jackson’s legacy as well as too many others before or since. Our Invasion Day March will indeed be a peaceful one, but we of course, retain the absolute right to stop the violence of racism and prejudice towards everyone to help unite us.
Governments and their hand-maidens have been quite successful in turning Invasion Day into a day of ‘celebration’. While forgetting that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to suffer and diminish in numbers without any rights other than the rights of assimilation. This injustice must be overturned and the veracity of the colonialism that we are all forced to live by must be brought to the forefront.
We intend to march from the Redfern Block to Circular Quay where the Sydney City Council will be doing their appeasement Australia Day celebrations. We, will not be disrupting their events nor calling for a Boycott of their events. Yet we will inform all concerned people along the way of the true history of Invasion Day with the following issues:
1. Sovereignty, Treaty and Social Justice
2. Stop all deaths in custody
3. Reinstate Commonwealth funding under community control
4. Stop forced Closures of Aboriginal Communities by building communities and not prisons
5. Stop forced removals of all children
6. Say no to cashless welfare
7.Stop the Intervention
We call on all organizations and supporters of the Aboriginal rights struggle to join us 7pm Wednesdays 6, 13, 20 January 2016 at the Redfern Community Centre 29-53 Hugo St, Redfern to help us organize the Invasion Day Sydney March. Always was always will be Aboriginal land.