Anarchism/Anti-State

A New Revolution in Australia

By Silvia Boarini

Al Jazeera

Native Australians demonstrate for their rights [Al Jazeera]

Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders activists hope 2014 will be remembered as the year they said: “Enough is enough.”

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks has no doubt about it. “We are under assault,” she tells Al Jazeera.

The 77-year-old renowned Aboriginal activist from the somewhat ironically named region of Utopia, Northern Territory, paints a bleak picture of a human rights crisis in the Aboriginal community. 

“This assault is a punitive eradication of the ‘other’ culture in Australia, Aboriginal culture,” says Kunoth-Monks. “Our language and the attachment to the land are really being crushed as we speak.”

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