Self-determination

A Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) Explained

A Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) is a formal process leading to the establishment of a fully recognized state, which declares itself an independent and sovereign pre-existing state without a formal agreement with the occupying nation state, because the two have never been together. "Many people are wanting to understand UDIs," said Ghillar Anderson, "This topic will be discussed at the upcoming Gathering of Nations on 21 -22 November 2015 in Old Parliament House, Canberra. There will be opportunities for further discussion during the surrounding days at the Aboriginal Embassy. Read more about A Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) Explained

Dare to be wise: Decolonisation underpins the Sovereign Treaties processes

Copy of Sovereign Union Letter (and document) delivered to the United Nations in New York to the Secretary General of the United Nations by Ghillar, Michael Anderson on 16 June 2016. The summary of the 40 page attached document named 'Dare to be wise: Decolonisation underpins the Sovereign Treaties processes in contrast to 'Recognise' which fosters assimilation' is included here along with a link to a pdf copy of the entire document. Read more about Dare to be wise: Decolonisation underpins the Sovereign Treaties processes

Opposition to Australia gaining a seat on the UN Human Rights Council & 'Recognise'

Ghillar, Michael Anderson released a lengthy brief on 31 March 2016 to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon providing evidence that Australia is unworthy of a seat on such an important international commission. The letter sent is attached.
Also in this Media Release Ghillar comments on the current status of the undemocratic 'Recognise' campaign and the treacherous Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) that the government is coercing Aboriginal people to sign to speed up their Native Title claims. Read more about Opposition to Australia gaining a seat on the UN Human Rights Council & 'Recognise'

First Nations Treaty(ies), Sovereignty and an Australian Republic

Former PM Paul Keating

Former PM Paul Keating's foray back into Aboriginal politics where he talks up the need for a Treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and describes it as the 'unfinished business of the nation' is pleasing to the ears of some of us older fighters who sees the Recognition campaign as trap. It is interesting that Prof Patrick Dodson clearly has lost his way in the political melee and finds himself in a quagmire of confusion and frustrations, when he 'argued that constitutional recognition should come first' (before a Treaty). Read more about First Nations Treaty(ies), Sovereignty and an Australian Republic

Reparation needed before First Nations peoples can 'move on'

'Telling his own people to move on from the traumas of the past, makes it very obvious why he is not accepted in many Aboriginal communities.' Ghillar Michael Anderson says, and 'It is untrue that all of the European holocaust victims have moved on and forgotten the past. Throughout Germany and other places there are memorials for those who suffered and died at the hands of tyrannical leaders and murderers, but there is only one monument to the Aboriginal dead, who were killed en masse through white farmer vigilantes and government approved killings'. Read more about Reparation needed before First Nations peoples can 'move on'

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