Law

Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy

Five men from Alice Springs have used bankruptcy declarations to evade a court order to pay $180,000 compensation to a grieving indigenous mother over the death of her son. Trainee ranger Kwementyaye Ryder, 33, died after he was bashed and kicked in the head by a group of young white males on a drinking binge on July 25, 2009. He had a pre-existing aneurysm.

Andra Jackson Sydney Morning Herald 26 October 2013 [node:read-more:link]

Big Business prisons suing states if they don't stay full

Australia is closely following the USA in its private prison policies, and the mainstream media continues to fuel an effort to lock up more of its disadvantaged citizens, especially First Nations people. Already, we are aware of the pressures put on the police to meet charge targets for misdemeanors. Here is a glimpse at where we are heading.

Money from Misery - Prison Corporates getting fat

The Australian prison system recycling program

Fueled by racist right-wing politicians and the economic interests of some of the largest corporations on the planet, the prison-industrial complex looks set to continue expanding well into the future.

Coranderrk: First Nations Farmers and Market Gardeners

AUDIO: Coranderrk with Phillip Adams 'Late Night Live' ABC Radio Nation

High Court writ sought to challenge Australian governments acting as a corporation registered in the US

It is our time to take the biggest stand in our history as an invaded people. I believe that Aboriginal people have now reached the point where going forward means challenging the status quo and altering our history.
 
We have two choices: to de-colonize ourselves and become free and independent people pursuing our own chosen destiny through the process of self-determination, or to acquiesce and become assimilated into the invader society, degrading our culture to mere museum pieces in which we perform like trained monkeys for the tourists.

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