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Stolenwealth Games

Stolenwealth Games protest 2018

The British Empire is again celebrating its worldwide colonial conquests in the form of the Commonwealth Games, currently underway on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Indigenous activists and their supporters are conducting a protest campaign against the Commonwealth Games, under the title of the "Stolenwealth Games". They are demanding land rights and recognition that Aboriginal sovereignty has never been ceded. 

On 4 April, protestors blocked the Queen’s baton relay. Protestors asked for Prince Charles to talk to them when he arrived that day.  Three activists were arrested, including Dylan Voller, who became famous because of his mistreatment during juvenile detention in the Northern Territory.

On today's program APC speaks with one of the rally organisers, Ruby Wharton, from Warriors of the Aboriginal resistance.

Also on the show, the regular round up of news from around the region.

Photo: Brisbane Aboriginal-Sovereignty Embassy. Gwenda Stanley (left), Ruby Wharton (right). 

Asia Pacific Currents is a program of Australia Asia Worker Links, produced at 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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