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Papuan Customary Leaders Arrested Following Prayers
Customary leaders Apolos Sewa, Yohanes Goram, Amandus Mirino and Semuel Kasdjok are believed to remain in police custody + Message from Uncle Kevin Buzzacott.

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4 people arrested outside a church hall in Sorong
4 peaceful protesters were arrested just before a press conference which was scheduled to follow a Freedom Flotilla safe passage prayer meeting inside the church.

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Thousands of West Papuans take to the streets for Freedom Flotilla
Organisers of the gathering in Manokwari estimated that 2500 people attended the event which included a public street march, music, dancing, prayers and speakers.

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Treasure trove of Indigenous language documents unearthed
100's of Indigenous language documents from across Australia has been discovered in the NSW State Library, the oldest library in Australia.

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Melbourne Solidarity Action at Indonesian Consulate - Report
As the Freedom Flotilla continues its epic journey north towards Indonesian occupied West Papua, solidarity actions were held yesterday in West Papua and Melbourne

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Date set for court fight over Muckaty nuclear waste dump
Beyond Nuclear Initiative spokeswoman Natalie Wasley says the month-long Muckaty Station Nuclear waste dump trial has been listed for June 2014.

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Freedom Flotilla: West Papuans, Indigenous Elders and Politicians Protest Threats
The West Papuan Melbourne Community called a protest in support of the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua, in conjunction with peaceful actions across West Papua.

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Health costs mount for Indigenous Australians in remote areas
A report shows that expenditure on preventable hospital treatment of Indigenous Australians is more than double the expenditure on non-Indigenous Australians.

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Tent Embassy delegates meet with Indonesian representatives
Aboriginal Tent Embassy delegates asserted Sovereign representation in support of Freedom Flotilla to Indonesian Embassy staff in Canberra.

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Sovereign Union pleads: Safe passage for Freedom Floatilla
Freedom Floatilla's cultural message of peace and support for Peoples of West Papua. Passengers include one of our highly respected Arabunna Elders, Kevin Buzzacott.

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Freedom Flotilla – Aboriginal Tent Embassy
The Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra went to the Indonesian Embassy to raise human rights concerns about the hostile statements made by Indonesia.

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West Papua: First Nations 'sovereign authority' re-asserted
First Nations activist Robbie Thorpe, on behalf of the Freedom Flotilla, re-asserted the group's "sovereign authority to issue Original Nations Passports".

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Tent Embassy calls for sanctions against government: West Papua Human Rights
Aboriginal Tent Embassy calls for sanctions against government, UN investigations should commence in West Papua. Activists outraged at Senator Bob Carr.

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Aboriginal Passports Grant Authority for Cultural Reunion
Australian Government supports military intervention against the Freedom Flotilla, with liberal Julie Bishop going further and endorsing 'any means' to suppress the flotilla.

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Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM – NT Senate Candidate
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks stands as a candidate for the NT Senate under the umbrella of Australia's First Nations Political Party in an attempt to have her voice heard.

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Australia's 'Sugar Slaves' remembered
14th August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Don Juan in Queensland. A load of South Sea Islander slaves for cheap farm labour.

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Statue Honors Native American Freedom Fighters
This memorial honors all Native American warriors who have proudly fought but it really belongs to and is dedicated to American Indians veterans everywhere.

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'The Forgotten War' - slaughter on stolen lands
While white Australians remember their casualties in overseas wars, they don't even comsider of Aboriginal deaths during the brutal colonisation of Australia.

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Land rights are empty, PM Rudd told on Anniverdary
Galarrwuy Yunupingu throws down gauntlet to PM over 'economic side of land rights' at Yirrkala Bark Petition commemoration

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Australia's election campaign is driven by a barbarism
The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps.

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Push to recognise social disadvantage in sentencing
Criminal lawyers in NSW and WA will attempt to convince the high court that social disadvantage should be taken into account in the sentencing.

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Children in our adult prisons – gov't already knew
It is now common knowledge that Australian adult prisons were incarcerating children as young as 13, campaigner Gerry Georgatos reports.

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Mine Company fined for desecrating First Nations sacred site
OM Manganese first company to be successfully prosecuted in Australia for desecration a sacred site, albeit receiving a pathetically small fine.

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Tasmanian First Nations peoples prepare for battle over heritage laws
The Tasmanian Government plans to give an Irish school teacher the final decisions on the future of First Nations sacred relics

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South Brisbane to be locked down for G20 - Police protesters plan
The Queensland Police Minister, Jack Dempsey, is already planning to suppress the First Nations G20 protesters by attempting to contain them in Musgrave Park.

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Entrenching the NT Intervention: what happened to the resistance?
Paddy Gibson looks at how the ruthless imposition of Intervention measures in the NT has undermined resistance, and what this means for the future

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Australia, the country where you can be 'too privileged' to go to jail
This is the story of two Australian men, both 27, drunk and in trouble with the law. Their respective treatment neatly encapsulates a tale of two Australians

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World's Newest Sovereign Nation: Meet Murrawarri, From Down Under
The Queen of England may have gained a royal heir in young Prince George, but she's lost a nation: Indian Country Today - Media Network

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'Forgotten War' - New Book by Henry Reynolds
Henry Reynolds argues that until the frontier war conflicts are fully acknowledged, reconciliation will never be complete - more revealing evidence of the war conflicts.

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Why Aboriginal Australia should reject constitutional recognition
Chris Graham with the 'likely failure' of a 2013 referendum to amend the Australian constitution to recognise Aboriginal people in the preamble.

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Chris Graham: A poor man's treaty: the 'con' in constitutional reform
Constitutional recognition for First Nations peoples seems to have captured the imagination of many white Australians but are the motives really all pure?

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