Episode 7 covers Indigenous rights protests on Invasion Day, which were falsely demonised as “riots” in much of the media. We also look at an ongoing Indigenous rights protest in Perth – The Noongar Tent Embassy – which is standing up for Indigenous land rights. We interview Greg – an Indigenous rights activist who is part of The Noongar Tent Embassy. Other issues covered on this episode are the link between racism and Australian flags, personality over policies in the Labor leadership battle, and Bradley Manning could be sentenced to life in prison for harming no one.*
ABC ‘Riot Police Rescue Gillard, Abbott from Protestors‘, Frenzal Rhomb ‘White World’, Ten News ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy Part 2’, Marianne Mackay ‘Come Down to the Noongar Tent Embassy‘, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, The Juice Media ‘RAP NEWS 11: Australia Day (with Ken Oathcarn).
*Correction: As we discussed on episode 9, we apologise that on this episode we accidentally misinterpreted a news story and said that Bradley Manning had been sentenced to life in prison. The actual story was that his sentence will be life in prison, if he is found guilty. However, our general points on Bradley Manning and the case still stand.