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Stellungnahmen von Aborigines-AktivistInnen zur „Entschuldigung“ der australischen Regierung

Posted by entdinglichung - 16. Februar 2008

Anlässlich der „Entschuldigung“ von Australiens neuem Premierminister Kevin Rudd gegenüber den UreinwohnerInnen Australiens für das ihnen angetane Leid in den letzten Jahrhunderten nachfolgend ein Artikel aus dem aktuellen Green Left Weekly in englischer Sprache, welcher die Stellungnahmen mehrerer VertreterInnen von Organisationen der indigenen Nationen Australiens dokumentiert, welche darauf hinweisen, dass dergleichen ungenügend ist:

Indigenous activists: ‘Sorry’ not enough, compensation now!

9 February 2008

In the lead up to the February 12 Indigenous rights convergence in Canberra, Green Left Weekly gathered statements from Indigenous activists around Australia. At the fore of people’s minds was the Northern Territory intervention, PM Kevin Rudd’s scheduled apology to the Stolen Generations and the issue of compensating those affected by that policy.

Greg Eatock, Aboriginal Rights Coalition, Sydney:

“The Aboriginal movement has not experienced this level of unity since the 1970s. The destruction being caused by the intervention is becoming clearer, suicide rates have increased in the NT for example. From left-wing to conservative, our people recognise the need to stand against the racist intervention. We are expecting thousands to converge on Canberra.”

Mitch, Aboriginal activist, Alice Springs:

“Kevin Rudd has said his apology will contain an affirmation never to repeat past wrongs, but this is precisely what his government is doing rolling out Howard’s intervention. He is continuing the genocidal policy of the Stolen Generations and the Howard years.

“We are back to ’flour, tea and tobacco days’, being forced to work and jump through hoops for ration vouchers. Centrelink is not providing proper services for remote communities so there has been a mass exodus of our young people. My brothers have been forced into town to look for work.”


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